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Find out what happened on the fateful day of May 12, 1989 when a 69-car Southern Pacific freight train went out of control on California’s steep Cajon Pass and careened off the tracks into a residential neighborhood.

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The True Story of the Duffy Street Incident

Find out what happened on the fateful day of May 12, 1989 when a 69-car Southern Pacific freight train went out of control on California’s steep Cajon Pass and careened off the tracks into a residential neighborhood at 90 miles an hour. Shot by a camera crew who arrived on the scene even before the rescue workers, this dramatic video captures the whole story. See:

Tons of heavy steel crumpled like aluminum foil

Freight car wheels turned blue from the intense heat of braking

The train’s potash cargo covering the landscape with a ghostly white shroud

Heart-stopping moments of heroism as railroad and fire department crews struggle to free victims from the wreckage

Contains graphic materials and may not be suitable for some audiences. NOTE: Primarily 1989 news footage and still photography from the scene.

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  1. 5 out of 5 Well Documented

    Very tragic incident, but glad that it was documented for future generations to see what happed on this tragic day. Very sad day indeed, and one of the worst train wrecks in the Southern Pacific’s history.

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  2. 5 out of 5 tragedy at Cajun pass

    A very informative video on the train derailment that took place in 1989. This video shows the great lengths the first responders went through to rescue the victims of this wreck

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  3. 4 out of 5

    This wouldn’t normally be a dvd I would purchase, but when it came up on sale recently, it was too hard to refuse.
    The dvd is only fairly short in length, but describes the circumstances surrounding the accident. The footage all seems to have been shot during the initial search for survivors, as there’s no footage of the actual clean up.
    I thought the initial scene of a sped up SP train was a little cheesy and could have done without it. A longer version showing the clean up would of been much more interesting.
    But, for the price, it’s worth a look.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Well Documented

    One of the best ones i have ever seen sad for the ones who were lost in the wreck. This was a tragic day for the SP & Cajon Pass we will remember the ones who were lost in this wreck.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Tragedy at Cajon Pass

    Short but good colour DVD in standard definition of the May 12, 1989 derailment of a 69 car potash Southern Pacific train on the west side of San Bernardino. Mostly filmed local TV camera crews along with some interviews. I never thought about how difficult it is for rescue crews to cut through the steel with torches and the “jaws of life” are useless at times. Very interesting and worth it.

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