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Inside the February 2005 edition of The Cross-Tie

Disasters

Eleven Killed Jan. 26 in Calif. Derailments

Nine Killed After Hazardous Spill in S.C.

Tsunami Leaves Hundreds of Passengers Dead

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – At least nine people were killed and thousands evacuated from their homes after two trains collided, which resulted in toxic chlorine gas leaking.

Hundreds of people were treated for a variety of injuries and at least 58 people were hospitalized, about a dozen in serious condition. A toxic cloud of gas leaked into area neighborhoods and the nearby Avondale Mills plant, which employs hundreds on its graveyard shift.

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Other headlines from this month’s issue:

  • NS: Graniteville Crash to Cost $30M-$40M
  • Reports: Tsunami Claims At Least 1,000 RR Passengers
  • Green Light to High-Speed Train Route Selection
  • Flood-Damaged UP Lines Reopen
  • Winter Weather Continues Affect on Freight Traffic
  • Company Pleads Guilty to Violations of Hazardous Materials Transportation Law
  • Loan to Help Rehabilitate Great Smoky Mountains Short Line RR
  • FRA: New Rule to Make Trains More Visible to Motorists
  • CN, BNSF Reach Routing Protocol Agreement

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