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M. SPURLING {Train Joyrider 1935 article}
Posted by: Nancie O'Sullivan (ID *****5614) Date: November 26, 2004 at 14:14:47
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newspaper article, dated Dec. 26, 1935

Mattoon, Ill., Dec. 26- MAURICE SPURLING, 32, produce company employee who took a Christmas Eve joyride in the Illinois Central locomotive and wrecked a freight train, was arraigned in city court today and bound over to the grand jury.
He was released on $3,000. bond. Railroad officials said SPURLING piloted the locomotive onto the main line, where it crashed headon into a freight train. The crew leaped to safety. Spurling was uninjured. Traffic on the line was delayed 2 hours.
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