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Horrifying Runaway Train: San Bernardino train disaster SP 7551 East | Mayday | Wonder

Daniel J Towsey
Daniel J Towsey - 222 Views
Published on 30 Jul 2021 / In Cars and Vehicles

On 12 May 1989, a 69-car freight train goes out of control while descending from California's Cajon Pass. It derails in a residential neighbourhood of San Bernardino after reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour (160 km/h). Two residents and two train crew members are killed in the initial crash. More than a week later, an underground gasoline pipeline, damaged by earth-moving equipment during the post-crash clean-up, ruptures and sparks a fire that kills another two people.

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