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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 154
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Date: August 06, 2015 05:52PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 154 - 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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Canadian Pacific ES44AC No. 8873 shoves hard on the rear of a west bound CP grain train as it passes through famed Morant's Curve on May 11, 2015. Morant's Curve is located in Banff National Park 3 miles east of Lake Louise, Alberta.

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