Wednesday, October 31, 2012

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD UP Train Derailment,Aerial image of a deadly derailment in Macdona, Texas on June 28, 2004.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD UP Train Derailment, 
Aerial image of a deadly derailment in Macdona, Texas on June 28, 2004.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
2004 Train wreck Derailment Macdona Texas

 On June 28, 2004 in Macdona, Texas a UP train collided with an idle BNSF train resulting in the puncturing of a 90-ton tank car carrying liquified chlorine. As the chlorine vaporized, a toxic “yellow cloud” soon formed which killed 3 (the UP conductor and two residents nearby) and caused 43 hospitalizations.
 The costs of cleanup and property damaged during the incident exceeded 7 million dollars.