In my earlier post entitled November 1892: PA train explosion makes NYC headlines I included the transcription of the New York Times article describing the boiler explosion that killed my great-great-grandfather William Cowhey and his fellow railroad men. The transcription was placed on the GenDisasters website by a kind volunteer.
Now, thanks to James Cowhey, another descendant of William, I have a copy of the actual article the way it appeared in the newspaper. Here is the way that New York Times readers would have viewed the story way back in 1892:
“Five Killed by an Explosion: Engine on the Reading Railroad Torn to Pieces,” The New York Times, New York, New York, November 14, 1892, <http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E05E3DE1638E233A25756C1A9679D94639ED7CF&oref=slogin> or <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E05E3DE1638E233A25756C1A9679D94639ED7CF>, accessed March 5, 2008.