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15/05/2001 Crazy Eights freight train halted after running unmanned

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VHS Newsreel: Runaway Train In Ohio 2001

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Runaway train out of Toledo Ohio

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AWVR...Unstoppable This is what inspired the movie.

The Crazy Eights incident occurred when a CSX Transportation freight train of 47 cars, including some loaded with hazardous chemicals, ran uncontrolled for two hours at speeds of up to 51 miles per hour (82 km/h). The train's engineer had climbed down from the locomotive to fix a misaligned switch but had been unable to reboard it. The runaway freight train was eventually halted by railroad crew in a second locomotive.