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Train Derailments #53302

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Train derailment near Los Angeles reported railroad line affected is Santa Fe.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(San Bernardino Mt., California) Cleanup and rescue attempts at derailment site described. 2 men reported buried under wreckage. [Forest Ranger Dave WESTOVER - thinks it would be miracle if men still alive.] Cargo carried by train and danger from it noted.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell

(Studio) Broken wheels reported as cause of 2 recent derailments in Tennessee and Kentucky. Report is on this national problem.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Nashville, Tennessee) Films of Waverly, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, derailments shown; causes of both cited as broken wheels. Background of type of wheel, made by ABEX Corp., and requirements with regard to these wheels, as listed in "Field Manual of the Association of American RR" detailed. Recommendation to National Trans. Safety Board that use of all such wheels be discontd. immediately. Cost to industry to do this outlined. Safety Board expected to soon make recommendation to Federal railroad Admin. for its enforcement or disregard of recall request.
REPORTER: Bob Donley (WNGE-TV, Nashville; WNGE newstape)

Mitchell, Jim;
Walters, Barbara

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