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Old 04-20-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Texarcana Train Derailment/Explosion

This happened a while ago, but never saw this til now. All I can say is...holy bajeebus! Skip to about 6:00 to save time...

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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Wow. I know a lot of people in the Texarkana area. Hope none of them were affected.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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Here's what I got off of the all-knowing Wikipedia :

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October 15, 2005 – Texarkana, Arkansas, United States: Union Pacific train rear-ends another train, derailing and puncturing a tank car containing propylene. The leak reaches an ignition source at a nearby house, causing a massive explosion and subsequent fire. A 1-mile (1.6 km) radius is evacuated, and one resident is killed.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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What was really freaky about this explosion was watching as he started backing away, and the plants started to heat up & burn. It wasn't an instant explosion, but you could tell things were getting bad in a hurry.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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Man, I thought that was breaking news or something. When I was about junior high age I saw a large part of a refinery go up one time. It was a BIG fire with some pretty good booms.
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