69. Train Wreck “Frees” Cows

A Continental Pacific Railroad freight train derailed on about 40 miles north of Sacramento. The exact is still being investigated, but authorities say it no accident. The head engineer said everything was ; then suddenly, everything wasn't.
Of the freight train's cars, 22 went off the tracks. Fortunately, this did not involve any fatalities, human or otherwise. head engineer was treated for a broken wrist a nearby hospital. He was the only casualty.
throughout California frequently carry dangerous cargoes, such as . When these trains derail, authorities immediately evacuate nearby because of the danger of explosions or of fumes. However, this train carried only lumber, new , and cattle destined for slaughter.
After the mishap, was scattered on either side of the tracks. 20 automobiles were damaged. The biggest problem, however, the cattle. About 300 of them were standing or near the tracks, wandering into the nearby , or standing on the nearby highway. Traffic on two-lane highway was backed up for almost a in each direction.
“We know who did this,” a California Highway Patrol spokesman. “The train was by a group called Tofu for You. They their pamphlets all over the crime scene. They '' animals that are on their way to the . They think Americans should eat tofu instead of . They’re wasting their time. All these cows are to be burgers by tomorrow night.”