Olean Democrat, June 6, 1882


The Bradford, Bordell and Kinzua Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of the best paying railroad properties in the land. During every month of the year a dividend of two percent was declared and paid, making a 24 percent return on a capital stock of $250,000. The surplus of the company at the opening of 1882 was $31,149.09.


Bolivar Breeze, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1900



Thomas Lawler, a conductor on the Smethport branch of the B.B.

& K. railroad met his death in a horrible manner Saturday afternoon

at about 4 o'clock.

Lawler had come from Smethport to Ormsby with a train of

freight cars and was making a flying switch in the yards at the

latter station. he was on top of a car of coal which was cut off from

the rest of the train. The car started down the track towards

Smethport and Lawler applied the brakes. They refused to respond and

the speed of the car gradually increased.

When about two miles down the track it left the rails and

plunged down an embankment. Lawler stuck to his brake, and was

instantly killed. He was aged 35 years, and is survived by a widow

and one daughter, who live in Smethport.


Bolivar Breeze, Oct. 6, 1898

The old abandoned roadbed of the B.B.& K. Railroad on Rew Hill
in the direction of Rixford is being used as a wagon road.