Graniteville Train Derailment

Graniteville Train Derailment (HM6Y4)

Location: Graniteville, SC 29829 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.022', W 81° 48.4'

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January 6, 2005

(Bottom of Center Panel):
Greater love hath no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his friends.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? John 15:13

(Marker Left Panel):
At 2:39 am on January 6, 2005 anorthbound Norfolk Southern Railwayfreight train derailed after encountering anopen switch and collided with a parkedtrain on a siding track. 16 cars derailed, 1chlorine car was breached releasing160,000 pounds of chlorine gas.Thisresulted in 9 fatalities, sent 550 to localhospitals and 5400 people were evacuated.

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Psalms 56:3

(Marker Right Panel):
This memorial is dedicated to those wholost their lives in the early morning hourson January 6, 2005.
Steven W. Bagby
Tony M. Deloach
Allen Frazier
John Henry Laird Jr.
Fred (Rusty) Rushton III
Christopher G. Seeling
Willie Charles Shealey
Joseph Lee Stone
Willie Lee Tyler

I can do all things through Christ which
strengtheneth me.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Philippians 4:13
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HM NumberHM6Y4
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425129 N 3714442
Decimal Degrees33.56703333, -81.80666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.022', W 81° 48.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 1.32" N, 81° 48' 24.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 86-98 Church St, Graniteville SC 29829, US
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