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Today in Transportation History: Air Florida Flight 90

  Today, January 13, 1982, adapted from Anniversaries: According to the TV news, an extremely cold Arctic outbreak had spread across the eastern half of the United States, dropping temperatures to -25°F in Chicago and near 0°F in Atlanta. There was a major freeze in the central Florida citrus groves. At National Airport, the temperature dropped to …

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Casualties and insurance costs on US railroads

An area near Columbus, Ohio was evacuated on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2:05 a.m. CDT after 16 cars of a Norfolk Southern Railway freight train derailed. NTSB board member Earl F. Weener said the agency had a 12-person team reviewing data from the early-morning derailment on the Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks, north of downtown. …

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