Train derailment, Waterville, 1979

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Waterville firefighters in the foreground watch as cranes work to right overturned rail cars. The derailment occurred on June 9, 1979. Officials were concerned about a chlorine gas leak. No gas escaped.

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  • Title: Train derailment, Waterville, 1979
  • Creation Date: 1979-06-09
  • Subject Date: 1979-06-09
  • Town: Waterville
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 1/4
  • Collection: United Press International collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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