Exactly forty-four years ago, on April 28, 1973, a five-hour series of devastating explosions ripped through a bomb-laden freight train near Roseville like a slow-motion string of giant firecrackers, causing the evacuation of thousands of area residents.
This video, one in a series of looking back at big stories in Sacramento-area history, takes a look back at that day.
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