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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 154 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 06, 2015 05:51PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 154 (International) - 08/06/15


This day in Railroad History

August 6, 1974
A Burlington Northern Railway tank-car containing chemicals exploded in the Appleyard Terminal, South Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, killing two people and injuring 66 more. The blast demolished buildings, destroys railroad cars, and hurled burning wreckage over a wide area, starting large grass fires in South and East Wenatchee. The damage to the rail yard, railroad equipment, and nearby vehicles, homes, and businesses in South Wenatchee is estimated to be about $10 million. After an 18-month investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board will be unable to determine the cause of the explosion. The disaster leaves the experts completely baffled and at a loss about preventing similar incidents.
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German war locomotive #50-3696 on the Three Valleys Railway in southern Belgium

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