About 2:15 p.m. c.s.t., on December 28, 1977, Louisiana & Arkansas Railway freight train Extra 4102 North collided with a log-laden tractor-semitrailer on the Vine Street crossing in Goldonna, Louisiana. The 2 diesel locomotive units and 22 cars of the train were derailed A "jumbo" tank car loaded with about 31,000 gallons of liquefied petroleum gas was ruptured and the cargo ignited. The resultant fireball enveloped an area 1,200 feet wide including parts of Goldonna's business and residential districts. Two train crewmembers were killed; the truckdriver, a train crewmember, and eight bystanders were injured. total damage was estimated to he $1,256,000. About 900 persons were evacuated from tine Goldonna area.