Many were the train rides taken by the boys as well as by the numerous visitors arriving dailys to see the first real electric railroad in America. Of course there were accidents but none of a series nature,Iam happy to say.One June day in 1880,my former chief,G.P.Lowrey,was taken for a ride in company with Calvin Goddard,treasurer of the Edison Electric Light Company,of New York.Kruesi,who was the driver of the engine this time,put on the 'juice'and the train sped along with a velocity that brought a protest from Lowrey as they rounded a curve.
Edison,who was with the party,smiled and said it was all right.'I'd rather you'd go slown on curves', said Lowreys as they were about to make the return trip.Kruesi,
however,who wanted to make a good showing with such important guests,'soaked the juice'into the locomotive.As they ran a short curve the train jumped the track,
Kruesi was thrown face down in the dirt and Force was shot into the underbrush after as fine a somersault as any circus athlete could turn.Edison was off in a second,laughing;it was a daisy of an accident,he said.That gave Kruesi courage,
with dirt and blood over his face,he replied,'Oh yes,it's pairfeckly safe.'
Lowrey delighted in relating this incident and in repeating with Kruesi's foreign accent,'Oh yes it's pairfeckly safe.'