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October 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Two engines from a Southern Pacific freight train hit a rockslide and plunged 500 feet off a mountainside Monday, killing two crew members, authorities said. Two other crew members survived by jumping from one of the locomotives as it plunged down the mountain, an officer said. The lead locomotive landed in South Boulder Creek, and the second came to rest about halfway down the 45% grade, he said.
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February 22, 1996 | From Times Staff Writers
In the nation's fifth rail tragedy this month, a California-bound Southern Pacific freight train derailed Wednesday while descending a snowy Colorado mountain. Two of three crew members were killed and battery acid spilled onto a highway. The cause of the wreck was not known. Authorities at the site about 60 miles southwest of Denver speculated that heavy snow may have contributed to it. Julie Beale of the National Transportation Safety Board said: "It looks like another runaway freight train."
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February 22, 1996 | From Times Staff Writers
In the nation's fifth rail tragedy this month, a California-bound Southern Pacific freight train derailed Wednesday while descending a snowy Colorado mountain. Two of three crew members were killed and battery acid spilled onto a highway. The cause of the wreck was not known. Authorities at the site about 60 miles southwest of Denver speculated that heavy snow may have contributed to it. Julie Beale of the National Transportation Safety Board said: "It looks like another runaway freight train."
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October 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Two engines from a Southern Pacific freight train hit a rockslide and plunged 500 feet off a mountainside Monday, killing two crew members, authorities said. Two other crew members survived by jumping from one of the locomotives as it plunged down the mountain, an officer said. The lead locomotive landed in South Boulder Creek, and the second came to rest about halfway down the 45% grade, he said.
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December 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Investigators were trying to determine Monday what caused an 18-car passenger train to jump the tracks, stranding nearly 300 holiday travelers overnight but injuring no one, Amtrak said Monday. The passengers aboard the California Zephyr remained on the train, which still had light and heat, for several hours Sunday night until a work train brought them here Monday. "We know what happened, not why it happened," said John Jacobsen, Amtrak director of public relations in Washington.
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December 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Investigators were trying to determine Monday what caused an 18-car passenger train to jump the tracks, stranding nearly 300 holiday travelers overnight but injuring no one, Amtrak said Monday. The passengers aboard the California Zephyr remained on the train, which still had light and heat, for several hours Sunday night until a work train brought them here Monday. "We know what happened, not why it happened," said John Jacobsen, Amtrak director of public relations in Washington.
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