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Watch now: Infamous 1989 train explosion remains one of Helena's worst disasters

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On Feb. 2, 1989, temperatures plummeted to minus 27 degrees Fahrenheit as 49 runaway train cars barreled down Mullen Pass above Helena, Montana. The runaway cars crashed into another train just outside Carroll College, causing two explosions that forced evacuations of nearby residents and led to $10 million in damage.


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