Ex-Selectman Geo. E. Mead, had a narrow escape a few days ago. As the up train darted round the curve at Meadow road crossing, Engineer Marcque, to his consternation, saw a man in a wagon on the track, and so near that there was no time to check the train, which was going at full speed; the next instant the locomotive almost grazed the rear of the wagon as it dashed past. The man was then seen to be Mr. Mead, who, by a very narrow margin, escaped collision with the narrow gauge engine–and whatever that implies.

An excerpt from the Bridgton News, page 2, April 24, 1896.