Any of you old heads from central Indiana remember this one? PRR dual main crosses the NKP near the intersection of US 40 and Indiana rt 3, where an 18" section of railhead on the westbound line sheared off, approx 15' west of the NKP, and the 89th car of the 97 car westbound train derailed and struck the 15 th car of a waiting east bound
The wreck was tanker vs tanker, with one car containing Acetone Cyanhydrin, two more containing Ethylene Oxide, and two more containing vinyl chloride..
The explosion that followed 2 hours later incinerated a trackside cannery, and poisoned nearby Buck creek killing fish and livestock for 50 miles.
There is a book at the ACPL titled "Pictorial Souvenir of the Dunreith Trainwreck and Explosion: Jan 1, 1968" Gc977.202 D92p