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Danger Signals Remarkable, Exciting and Unique Examples of the Bravery, Daring and Stoicism in the Midst of Danger of Train Dispatchers and Railroad Engineers   By: (1858-1916)

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[Illustration: "Quick as a flash the Kid had my arm."]

DANGER SIGNALS

Remarkable, Exciting And Unique Examples Of The Bravery, Daring And Stoicism In The Midst Of Danger Of TRAIN DISPATCHERS AND RAILROAD ENGINEERS

By

JOHN A. HILL and JASPER EWING BRADY

ABSORBING STORIES OF MEN WITH NERVES OF STEEL, INDOMITABLE COURAGE AND WONDERFUL ENDURANCE

Fully Illustrated

CHICAGO JAMIESON HIGGINS CO. 1902

Copyright 1898, 1899 By S. S. McClure Co.

Copyright 1899 By Doubleday & McClure Co.

Copyright 1900 By Jamieson Higgins Co.

CONTENTS

PART I. PAGE

Jim Wainright's Kid 7

An Engineer's Christmas Story 35

The Clean Man and the Dirty Angels 57

A Peg legged Romance 75

My Lady of the Eyes 97

Some Freaks of Fate 151

Mormon Joe, the Robber 191

A Midsummer Night's Trip 227

The Polar Zone 253

PART II.

CHAPTER

I. Learning the Business My First Office 1

II. An Encounter with Train Robbers 11

III. In a Wreck 12

IV. A Woman Operator Who Saved a Train 25

V. A Night Office in Texas A Stuttering Despatcher 33

VI. Blue Field, Arizona, and an Indian Scrimmage 42

VII. Taking a Whirl at Commercial Work My First Attempt The Galveston Fire 52

VIII. Sending a Message Perforce Recognizing an Old Friend by His Stuff 62

IX. Bill Bradley, Gambler and Gentleman 68

X. The Death of Jim Cartwright Chased off a Wire by a Woman 80

XI. Witnessing a Marriage by Wire Beating a Pool Room Sparring at Long Range 87

XII. How a Smart Operator was Squelched The Galveston Flood 96

XIII. Sending My First Order 104

XIV. Running Trains by Telegraph How It is Done 111

XV. An Old Despatcher's Mistake My First Trick 125

XVI. A General Strike A Locomotive Engineer for a Day 137

XVII. Chief Despatcher An Inspection Tour Big River Wreck 147

XVIII. A Promotion by Favor and Its Results 160

XIX. Jacking up a Negligent Operator A Convict Operator Dick, the Plucky Call Boy 168

XX. An Episode of Sentiment 185

XXI. The Military Operator A Fake Report that Nearly Caused Trouble 192

XXII. Private Dennis Hogan, Hero 203

XXIII. The Commission Won In a General Strike 222

XXIV. Experiences as a Government Censor of Telegraph 237

XXV. More Censorship 246

XXVI. Censorship Concluded 257

XXVII. Conclusion 269

List of Illustrations

PART I.

"Quick as a flash the Kid had my arm." Frontispiece

TO FACE "I noticed his long, slim hand on the top of the reverse lever" 22

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