The next time you’re fishing the Upper Sacramento and a train rolls by, see if this news doesn’t give you pause: on Thursday, a Union Pacific train derailed east of Sacramento, killing two workers, spilling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, and igniting a small forest fire.
Plenty of alarming details here, and while you’re waiting for that page to load, give a thought to what a couple thousand gallons of diesel fuel would do the the Upper Sac…
The two dead workers were employed by a company contracted to repair the tracks, and dental records will be needed to I.D. the remains. The cause of the derailment was being investigated.
[tags]derailment, sacramento, union pacific, train[/tags]