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THIS PAST MONDAY WE BROUGHT YOU A STORY of a train derailment in Chicago where a string of rail cars came within feet of crushing a pair of large propane tanks.  (Review the story HERE.)

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(all photos by Larry Shapiro)

The story was illustrated with some photos by our fire photographer friend Larry Shapiro who covers the Chicago area.  After returning home from the accident scene, Larry had a sense of familiarity about the location, so he started checking back through his photo archives.  After a while, he found the photos that were banging on his subconscious and, sure enough, it was the very same bridge that had a derailment which he covered 35 years ago.

With the exception of fuller vegetation and taller bushes, things haven’t changed much:

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2009

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1974

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