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The Coffee Box, a Forney style engine used on the Mohnsville & Adamstown railroad, at the station in Mohnsville

Passengers Delayed
Experience of a party who went to Adamstown
Reading Eagle, June 21, 1895

The Cornwall engine which was brought to Reading several weeks ago and placed on the siding on the river bank below the power house of the Reading & Southwestern railroad company, has been taken over this road for use on the Mohnsville & Adamstown railroad, where 2 engines will be run instead of only 1. Strict schedule time is not observed on this road with only 1 engine. Several citizens of Reading went to Adamstown on business, Thursday. They left this city at 2:30 pm over the Reading & Southwestern. At Mohnsville they waited over an hour until the car started from there for Adamstown, and arrived at the latter place at 4:40. They were told that the next car after that one would leave Adamstown at 7 pm. The car arrived at 7:10 and just before reaching Mohnsville a halt was made for water and in the meantime the car from Mohnsville for Reading left and the passengers upon reaching the station learned they arrived just 2 minutes too late. The passengers waited ¾ of an hour before the next car started for Reading and on the way  backed twice some distance to sidings to allow a car from Reading to pass, and it was after 9 pm when Reading was reached.

The crew on the Mohnsville & Adamstown road said: “On the last trip we leave Adamstown when we are ready and do not try to connect with the car leaving Mohnsville for reading at 7:30.”

Webmaster's note: Apparently, the author of this article was incorrect on the make of the engine. It was in fact a Forney style engine. Purchased second hand from a New York City elevated train line.

 

  

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