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March 20, 1988
Twenty railroad cars, including nine hauling chemicals, derailed in Annandale, Minn., forcing authorities to evacuate all 1,700 residents for seven hours, officials said. The derailment also led to a fire that destroyed an empty building, police said. No injuries were reported. Some of the cars struck power poles as they derailed, knocking out electricity to the town for two hours, a spokesman for Northern States Power Co. said.
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April 9, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Burlington Northern Offers Reward in Sabotage Cases: The railroad operator said it will pay up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of people who sabotage railroad property or equipment. The move comes two months after the firm called in the FBI to investigate a freight train crash in St. Paul, Minn. In February, an 89-car train carrying cargo to Galesburg, Ill., struck six Canadian Pacific Railroad locomotives parked in St. Paul after the train's brakes failed.
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BUSINESS
April 9, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Burlington Northern Offers Reward in Sabotage Cases: The railroad operator said it will pay up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of people who sabotage railroad property or equipment. The move comes two months after the firm called in the FBI to investigate a freight train crash in St. Paul, Minn. In February, an 89-car train carrying cargo to Galesburg, Ill., struck six Canadian Pacific Railroad locomotives parked in St. Paul after the train's brakes failed.
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February 17, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have concluded that Wednesday night's derailment of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in St. Paul, Minn., was not the result of sabotage. The FBI on Friday said, "If those findings are borne out, we will soon terminate our involvement in the case." The FBI is still investigating the possibility of sabotage in another Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailment--the fatal crash Feb. 1 in the Cajon Pass north of San Bernardino.
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February 16, 1996 | RHONDA HILLBERY and TOM GORMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the second time in 15 days, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train has derailed and crashed after apparently losing braking power. And once again, the FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility of sabotage. Railroad sources in Kansas City, Kan., said that in both wrecks, investigators were focusing on the possibility that control levers on one or more cars had been moved into a position that could have crippled some of the brakes.
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February 17, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have concluded that Wednesday night's derailment of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in St. Paul, Minn., was not the result of sabotage. The FBI on Friday said, "If those findings are borne out, we will soon terminate our involvement in the case." The FBI is still investigating the possibility of sabotage in another Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailment--the fatal crash Feb. 1 in the Cajon Pass north of San Bernardino.
NEWS
February 16, 1996 | RHONDA HILLBERY and TOM GORMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the second time in 15 days, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train has derailed and crashed after apparently losing braking power. And once again, the FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility of sabotage. Railroad sources in Kansas City, Kan., said that in both wrecks, investigators were focusing on the possibility that control levers on one or more cars had been moved into a position that could have crippled some of the brakes.
NEWS
March 20, 1988
Twenty railroad cars, including nine hauling chemicals, derailed in Annandale, Minn., forcing authorities to evacuate all 1,700 residents for seven hours, officials said. The derailment also led to a fire that destroyed an empty building, police said. No injuries were reported. Some of the cars struck power poles as they derailed, knocking out electricity to the town for two hours, a spokesman for Northern States Power Co. said.
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