Sunday, December 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PlfiflA A New Texas iwwow treat December Crewman claims brakes not set on derailed train Students at Comal Elementary sweetened the Christmas stockings for New Braunfels Humane Society Shelter with donations to its annual food from Kristina fourth grader Jonathan first grader and Tiffany kindergartener and Debbie Holt of the Humane Society take a look at the stack of dry kitten and cat The shelter needs donations to defray the cost of car ing for more than animals each The drive continues through For more call Photo by Deryl Clark County to pay medical bills GAINESVILLE AP Cooke County officials have agreed to cover medical bills for two robbery suspects who were wounded in a highspeed chase and Shootout with Gainesville and Grayson County The 35mile chase 10 began in Gainesville and reached speeds over 100 mph before the suspects car burst into flames in Two of the four suspects involved in the chase were injured and medical bills total The suspects are charged in con nection with the armed robbery of a Gainesville jewelry store ROUND ROCK AP The brakes were not properly set on 86 railroad cars involved in a derailment that forced the evacuation of people and sparked a huge a member of the freight trains crew The Union Pacific Railroad cars rolled backward 7 miles from the town of McNeil last week to a few miles east of about 10 miles north of They struck a closed caus ing some cars to jump the rail and then continued for a mile before some of the lead cars rolled over and came to a railroad officials and witnesses Its very The guy just screwed up and didnt set the brakes and they got away and thats what caused the whole the crew who asked not to be iden t i f i e d told the Austin AmericanStatesman He was one of four crew members on the But a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said last week the brakes were inspected and found to be Three tank cars ruptured and gallons of a chemical similar to and gallons of butyl alcohol burned for two forcing the evacuation of people near the tracks along No one was injured in the 12 derailment and The derailment involved nine other cars of hazardous chemicals that were flammable and including vinyl a potent cancercausing Vinyl chloride also produces toxic byproducts when it burns prosgene hydrogen chloride and carbon None of the cars contain ing that chemical The Federal Railroad Administra the NTSB and the Texas Railroad Commission are in vestigating the accident The agen cies are awaiting results of drug and alcohol tests performed on the San Antoniobased crew Train brake systems operate hy air pressure and include a fail safe system that automatically applies the brakes if the cars are uncoupled and air pressure is lost Jenny New As comfortable as they are pretty soft leather upper Soft Arch contoured to the shape of your foot Twist in nary and Jenny in navy and black New The Daisy is our shoulder bag of quality leather Available in nary and black to mix and match with SAS SAS Factory Shoe Store Log GibJn Store 17995IH35 Next to Garden Ridge Pottery 6515312 STORE HOURS Mon thru Sat 107 Friday 109 Sunday 125 But there is a manual override to the which allows railroad workers to uncouple a car without releasing the air from the brake a procedure called bottl ing or Crew members had uncoupled five cars from the 86 cars when they stop ped at The procedure you stop a train and the engineer sets the brakes and you cut away from the crewman You cut the air off on the front part of the train and when you pull away from the brakes are the guy responsible for the cutoff bottled the air so when the engineer thought he was setting the he This has hap pened but it doesnt happen very he The crewman said he and his co workers chased the runaway cars with their locomotives but were unable to catch the cars before they H was very fortunate that nobody got killed and damage was held to a the train 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