Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Looking Back 101 Years: An Accident on the Woodstock-Sycamore Traction Line

From the March 24, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Il.) "Looking Back."

John Seymour, contractor who constructed the Woodstock-Sycamore Traction Line, which operates between Sycamore and Marengo, was injured along with three men who accompanied him on a gasoline section car at a point two miles south of Genoa on Saturday.

Traction lines were like railroads and were popular before the advent of the automobile and good roads.


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