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May 23, 1991 | Associated Press
About 40 cars of a freight train derailed Wednesday while crossing a bridge over Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie. Six empty rail cars fell into the shallow water, authorities said, and about 30 people in a campground were evacuated as a precaution.
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January 18, 1999 | Reuters
Two engineers were killed early Sunday in a wreck involving three trains, police said. A westbound Conrail freight train rear-ended another freight train, which derailed into the path of an eastbound train, a spokesman for the Bryan Police Department said. Part of the wreckage caught fire, and some homes in the area, about 50 miles west of Toledo, were evacuated.
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NEWS
October 29, 1989 | Associated Press
A California couple were killed in a fall from a moving Amtrak train early Saturday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the events that led to the deaths of Arthur Kohfeld, 87, and his wife, Dorthea, 76, of Reedley, Calif. The train was traveling at 70 m.p.h. when the incident occurred near Middle Point in northwest Ohio, the Van Wert County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | Associated Press
About 40 cars of a freight train derailed Wednesday while crossing a bridge over Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie. Six empty rail cars fell into the shallow water, authorities said, and about 30 people in a campground were evacuated as a precaution.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1987
The Federal Railroad Administration said the cause of the accident last July 8 at Miamisburg, Ohio, was a shifting of the track caused by high temperatures, a phenomenon known as a "sun kink." The FRA said: "We have also concluded that the probability of a sun kink's occurrence was enhanced by the carrier's failure to follow . . . track maintenance practices which required placing a slow order on this track segment after resurfacing."
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Several thousand people were evacuated from an area about a mile from downtown Akron, Ohio, after four tanker cars exploded and burned following a train derailment. Seventeen cars were derailed and nine of them were carrying highly flammable butane. At least 1,500 homes were evacuated. Firefighters and police knocked on the doors of houses where they asked residents to go to a nearby regional transit garage, where buses would take them to a high school shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | Associated Press
A freight train plowed into a tractor-trailer carrying molasses, dumping 48,880 pounds of the brown goo on the tracks Tuesday. None of the 21 cars in the Norfolk & Western train derailed, and no one was injured, officials said.
NEWS
January 18, 1999 | Reuters
Two engineers were killed early Sunday in a wreck involving three trains, police said. A westbound Conrail freight train rear-ended another freight train, which derailed into the path of an eastbound train, a spokesman for the Bryan Police Department said. Part of the wreckage caught fire, and some homes in the area, about 50 miles west of Toledo, were evacuated.
NEWS
October 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Amtrak train carrying about 220 passengers broadsided a CSX freight train near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, injuring four people. Two Amtrak crew members remained hospitalized. An Amtrak engineer and a 76-year-old passenger were treated and released. The 116-car freight train carried carbolic acid, but none of the cargo spilled, a CSX Transportation spokeswoman said. The accident occurred when the Amtrak's Broadway Limited train hit the freight train at a crossing, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | Associated Press
A freight train plowed into a tractor-trailer carrying molasses, dumping 48,880 pounds of the brown goo on the tracks Tuesday. None of the 21 cars in the Norfolk & Western train derailed, and no one was injured, officials said.
NEWS
October 29, 1989 | Associated Press
A California couple were killed in a fall from a moving Amtrak train early Saturday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the events that led to the deaths of Arthur Kohfeld, 87, and his wife, Dorthea, 76, of Reedley, Calif. The train was traveling at 70 m.p.h. when the incident occurred near Middle Point in northwest Ohio, the Van Wert County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
October 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Amtrak train carrying about 220 passengers broadsided a CSX freight train near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, injuring four people. Two Amtrak crew members remained hospitalized. An Amtrak engineer and a 76-year-old passenger were treated and released. The 116-car freight train carried carbolic acid, but none of the cargo spilled, a CSX Transportation spokeswoman said. The accident occurred when the Amtrak's Broadway Limited train hit the freight train at a crossing, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Several thousand people were evacuated from an area about a mile from downtown Akron, Ohio, after four tanker cars exploded and burned following a train derailment. Seventeen cars were derailed and nine of them were carrying highly flammable butane. At least 1,500 homes were evacuated. Firefighters and police knocked on the doors of houses where they asked residents to go to a nearby regional transit garage, where buses would take them to a high school shelter.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1987
The Federal Railroad Administration said the cause of the accident last July 8 at Miamisburg, Ohio, was a shifting of the track caused by high temperatures, a phenomenon known as a "sun kink." The FRA said: "We have also concluded that the probability of a sun kink's occurrence was enhanced by the carrier's failure to follow . . . track maintenance practices which required placing a slow order on this track segment after resurfacing."
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