A fireball was the dramatic result when a rail car exploded at the Southern Pacific railyard facility in Roseville on April 28, 1973.
A fireball was the dramatic result when a rail car exploded at the Southern Pacific railyard facility in Roseville on April 28, 1973. Dick Schmidt Sacramento Bee file
A fireball was the dramatic result when a rail car exploded at the Southern Pacific railyard facility in Roseville on April 28, 1973. Dick Schmidt Sacramento Bee file

Back when a freight train blast shocked the area (and other historic Sacramento events)

April 27, 2017 8:35 AM

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    Sacramento International Airport celebrates its 50th anniversary on Oct. 21, 2017. See some vintage images from SMF’s history. (Photograph by Renée C. Byer)