A singular accident happened on the Hudson River Railroad on Friday evening. The Express train which left this city on the above evening for New York, had not proceeded more than three or four miles below Greenbush, before the Engineer discovered that one of the immense driving wheels of the engine was gone. The train was stopped, and a search made for the missing wheel, but it could not be found, and the supposition is that the engine had gone over a mile with only one driving wheel. A new engine was furnished, and the train resumed its way to New York.
–Troy Daily Times, Dec. 5, 1858