Santa Fe train 76 and 17 tons of sand

What happened when a PA on the San Diegan slammed into a dump truck at 65 mph

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On December 22, 1965, I was the engineer on Santa Fe Railway Los Angeles–San Diego train 76, one of the San Diegans. People were heading home for the holiday and all trains were loaded almost to capacity. We departed Los Angeles Union Passenger...

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