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Does anyone have information about a derailment that happened in Willits, sometime between 1958-1960?
According to my brother, someone left a switch unlocked and two ten year old kids threw the switch while a train was going over it at about 50 MPH. It was a huge wreck that took out a massive amount of track and communication wires, and it came close to taking out the depot as well. I have been unable to unearth any trace of this on the internet. (But, I did learn that you can buy a train wreck at Target.) He said the kids survived, but only because no one from NWP got their hands on them. I wonder what they did to the guy who left the switch unlocked.
If there is anyone that knows of this incident, I would like to hear more about it.