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In 1902, Fourth of July revelers met disaster on railroad tracks

Wreckage lies on the tracks in the wake of the 1902 Mountain Lake Train wreck between Gloversville and Bleecker, which took the lives of 14 people.
Wreckage lies on the tracks in the wake of the 1902 Mountain Lake Train wreck between Gloversville and Bleecker, which took the lives of 14 people.
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The forest has encroached on what is now a jeep-track service road for the Gloversville Water Department, but photos of the fatal 1902 crash on the hairpin turn halfway up Bleecker Mountain leave no doubt where the railway car lay in the ditch. Given what happened there that Fourth of July, the serenity of the scene more than a century later evokes an eerie feeling at the spot where the two Mountain Lake Electric Railroad ...


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RCordone
July 5, 2009
11:42 a.m.

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Here is website with a few more details including some photos and postcards of Mountain Lake Resort

http://www.gobacktothebasics.com/mountai...

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