Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 1909 - Round House

100 Years Ago Today: From The Rensselaer Eagle [NY 41 Rensselaer 93-32173].

Large Force of Men Were Put to Work

About one hundred men, mostly residents of this city, were given employment by the opening of the new round house. About that number were turned away on the opening day, with promise of a job if an increase in business warranted it. The forces at the round house will remain as they are for the present.

Business men welcome the opening of the house, as it will mean more business for them. The engine firemen are compelled to get off the locomotive to throw the switches on the island and a formal protest has been registered with the officials and the Brotherhood. Pending a settlement of the matter the firemen will throw the switches.
See the January 2, 1909 Front Page.