Helena, Montana

1989 Helena Train Explosion

Train explosion: Helena residents remember

In the months and hours after the blast on February 2nd, 1989, there was uncertainty for the members of the

Modern Disaster: Remembering the 1989 Helena Train Explosion

On February 2, 1989, a set of train cars rolled down from near Mullan Pass to the Benton Ave. crossing

Train Explosion: Carroll College remembers

HELENA - “It was kind of like a war zone," remembered former Carroll boiler engineer Butch Biskupiak.

Helena journalists remember challenges of covering train explosion

Reporters from television and radio stations, newspapers and news wires went out into brutally cold temperatures to get as much

Train Explosion: First Responders Remember

HELENA - "I was awakened by an explosion,” says former Lewis and Clark County Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinator Paul

Multiple factors caused runaway train explosion in 1989

HELENA – Severe cold, some poor decisions and a lack of management are what investigators believe led to a train

Train Explosion: A poem by Ed Noonan

HELENA - The train explosion of 1989 wasn’t the only heartbreaking event Carroll College faced in the coming years.

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