Rail line damaged in highway tanker explosion

Officials with the Indiana Transportation Museum say heat from last week’s tanker truck explosion on Indianapolis’ northeast
side damaged about 200 feet of railroad track.

That rail line is what transportation advocates hope to use someday
for a light-rail service from Noblesville to downtown Indianapolis.

The museum plans to hire a consulting firm
to assess the damage and gauge the repairs. The museum is a mostly volunteer group that runs trains along the rail from the
Indiana State Fairgrounds to Tipton.

The National Transportation Safety Board is wrapping up its preliminary investigation
into the propane truck crash along interstates 69 and 465.

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