Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Appleyard Explosion--40 years Ago Today

Image courtesy of the Wenatchee World, who has a very nice write-up of the anniversary of the explosion. A copy of their story can be purchased on their website,

A large explosion on August 6, 1974 leveled a large section of the railroad yard in Wenatchee. The explosion was traced to a tank car of explosive material that somehow ignited.

The full Interstate Commerce Commission investigation can be seen here:

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