Helena Train Explosion - 30th Anniversary
"Early in the dark hours of February 2, 1989, 48 freight cars broke away from their locomotives. They rolled nine miles back into Helena, where they struck a three-locomotive worker train at 4:48 a.m. Nineteen cars derailed and there was a small explosion from a propane fueled switch heater. Ten minutes later, a ruptured tanker carrying several tons of hydrogen peroxide exploded, causing the damage to Carroll College"
View our Facebook post for more images: https://www.facebook.com/CarrollCollegeLibrary/posts/1167954836698197
Read the story in The Prospector here: http://montananewspapers.org/…/ThePr…/1989-02-23/ed-1/seq-1/
Photos and The Prospector are from the Carroll College Library Archives