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Old 06-19-2018, 12:09 AM
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June 19, 1938: The Custer Creek Train Wreck kills at least 47 in Montana. Over 75 are injured.

Custer Creek usually is dry, but heavy flash flooding earlier that evening had produced a tremendous runoff. The rush of water caused a bridge to collapse just after midnight as the Olympian Flyer passed over. The train's engine and seven cars fell into the raging creek. Bodies were found as far as 50 miles away in the Yellowstone River.