Windy City (8 Nov. 1881?)
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 24 03:17:33 UTC 2003
> I just looked further down the column. "Windy City" refers to
>Chicago. We now have 1881--not even close to the 1893 fair.
> 8 November 1881, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER (Ohio), pg. 5, col. 1:
> _Vanderbilt's First Fast Train._
>SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE ENQUIRER.
> NEW YORK, November 7.--The New York Central's first
>twenty-five-hour train to Chicago started punctually at eight
>o'clock this morning from the Grand Central Depot. It was made up
>of a baggage car, a coach, two sleepers and a drawing-room car, with
>Henry Mulligan's engine 52. Few passengers had taken seats for
>intermediate stations. Tickets to Chicago are only sold unless
>there are seats.
Odd use of "unless" too! Makes it sound as though they start selling
tickets when they run out of seats.
>Five minutes before the train started a few seats were left. Up to
>late this afternoon the train was running on time. From Buffalo the
>train carries mail matter which leaves New York with the 4:45 a. m.
>train. The fast train from Chicago is slower.
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