Halifax Street Railway in the News
This list is by no means all inclusive, but includes some events that were newsworthy at the time of occurance.
- Sayings and Doings - The Sun and Advertiser, August 22 1866
"To-day in the Police Court Wm. O'Neill was fined $10 and costs for an assault on John Kennedy, a Conductor on the Street Railway Cars"
- [Title unreadable] - Halifax Citizen, May 17 1866
"Rails are being laid connecting Cunard's wharf with the street railway, so as to permit the freight cars to be loaded with merchandize [sic] from the steamers. The large car depot at Richmond is also nearly finished."
- Sayings and Doings - The Sun and Advertiser, September 28 1866
"Wm. Parsons was fined $2 in the Police Court yesterday, for causing disturbance in the Street Railway Cars."
- Sayings and Doings - The Sun and Advertiser, January 16 1867
"Two new Cars, small size, for the City Street Railway arrived per America a few days ago."
- Sayings and Doings - The Sun and Advertiser, December 27 1867
"A number of handsome sleighs have been placed on the lines of the Street Railway, by the City Railroad Comany."
- Grant's Baggage Express - The Sun and Advertiser, various dates, 1867-1868
"On and after Monday, August 5th, an EXPRESS WAGGON will carry Passenger's Baggage to and from the Trains, following the early morning Street Cars and collecting baggage on the line of the Street Railway.
Persons living off the line can be accomodated by giving a written order to any of the Conductors on the Horse Cars, two hours previous to the departure of the trains.
RATE-12 1/2 cents for 1 package; 61-4 cents for each additional package.
N.B.-Baggage from the trains conveyed and delivered to any part of the town.
- Almost an Accident - Halifax Citizen, June 29 1870
"On Monday evening, as the Street Car carrying the Band was approaching the corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street, the brake gave way and the car, heavily freighted with precious lives, ran violently down the hill, but fortunately no damage was done, except that the horses, in turning the corner, were capsized, but luckily they fell outside the track and became at the instant detached from the car, which did not run much beyond the corner."
- Sad Accident - The Weekly Citizen, September 2 1871
Mr. Richard Lawson, of this city, met with a serious, if not fatal, accident on Tuesday last. He was on his way to witness the boat races, and was riding on the platform of a street car when a lady desired admittance to the car, and Mr. Lawson politely stepped out to allowed [sic] her to enter, keeping his hand on the rail of the dashboard the while. The car started suddenly, and he was thrown violent! to the ground directly before the wheels. His arm, hand, and breast were terribly crushed. The services of a surgeon were instantly obtained, but, it is feared, that the wounds wil prove mortal. At latest accounts last night he was not expected to live. We deeply sympathize with Mr. Lawson and his family. He is the son of Edward Lawson, Esq., has a large and respectable connection, and is liked by all who knew him."