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The Young Railroaders by Francis Lovell Coombs

THE YOUNG RAILROADERS

Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

by

F. LOVELL COOMBS

With Illustrations by F. B. Masters

[Illustration: THE NEXT MOMENT THE MIDWAY JUNCTION GHOST STEPPED GRIMLY FROM HIS BOX.]

New York The Century Co. 1910

Copyright, 1909, 1910, by The Century Co.

Published September, 1910

Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston

To B. R. C. AND K. L. C. A REMEMBRANCE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. One Kind Of Wireless 3 II. An Original Emergency Battery 24 III. A Tinker Who Made Good 38 IV. The Other Tinker Also Makes Good 54 V. An Electrical Detective 68 VI. Jack Has His Adventure 86 VII. A Race Through The Flames 102 VIII. The Secret Telegram 117 IX. Jack Plays Reporter, With Unexpected Results 132 X. A Runaway Train 146 XI. The Haunted Station 163 XII. In A Bad Fix, And Out 180 XIII. Professor Click, Mind Reader 198 XIV. The Last Of The Freight Thieves 225 XV. The Dude Operator 246 XVI. A Dramatic Flagging 262 XVII. Wilson Again Distinguishes Himself 279 XVIII. With The Construction Train 295 XIX. The Enemy's Hand Again, And A Capture 310 XX. A Prisoner 325 XXI. Turning The Tables 337 XXII. The Defense Of The Viaduct 357

ILLUSTRATIONS

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The next moment the Midway Junction ghost stepped grimly from his box. Frontispiece

"Now I am going to cut your cords," Alex went on softly. 8

Held it over the bull's-eye, alternately covering and uncovering the stream of light. 13

Threw himself at the front door, pounding upon it with his fists. 26


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