• Short Summary

    A DYNAMITE BLAST DERAILED A 91-WAGGON GOODS TRAIN AT THE OUTSKIRTS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, EARLY ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV FIRE BLAZES.
    0.10

    2.
    SV FIRE FIGHTERS.
    0.13

    3.
    GV FIRE RAGES.
    0.22

    4.
    SV FIRE.
    0.26

    5.
    AIRVIEW FIRE
    0.30

    6.
    AIRVIEW DITTO.
    0.39

    7.
    AIRVIEW DITTO.
    0.46



    Initials DR/V/MR/BB



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    Background: A DYNAMITE BLAST DERAILED A 91-WAGGON GOODS TRAIN AT THE OUTSKIRTS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, EARLY ON SUNDAY.

    THE EXPLOSION WAS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY SINCE II NON-OPERATING UNIONS WENT ON STRIKE AGAINST THE RAILROAD IN JANUARY LAST YEAR.

    THE BLAST OCCURRED AS THE TRAIN CROSSED A 15-FOOT HIGH TRESTLE OVER A SMALL RIVER. THE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE CLEARED THE BRIDGE THEN PLUNGED OFF THE RAILS. THIRTY-THREE GOODS WAGGONS BEHIND THE LOCOMOTIVE WERE DERAILED. MOST OF THEM PILED UP IN THE BED OF THE STREAM.

    ONE OF THE DERAILED WAGGONS WAS A TANKER CARRYING 20 THOUSAND GALLONS OF METHANE GAS. LEAKING GAS APPARENTLY WAS TOUCHED OFF BY SPARKS AND MOST OF THE 33 WAGGONS WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

    THE DERAILMENT TOOK PLACE CLOSE TO A BUSY 4-LANE HIGHWAY, BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT 24 HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA52CC36E3KMCM6E0C0QBS5WULF
    Media URN:
    VLVA52CC36E3KMCM6E0C0QBS5WULF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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