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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: Bad Day on Fuel Line-- These two aviation fuel tank trucks exploded three hours apart at a Malton depot last night injuring their drivers and shooting flames as high as 300 feet. Imperial Oil Ltd. closed the depot after the second blast . After firemen brought the first truck fire (left) under control the vehicle was hauled away. The second truck, also used to refuel Trans Canada Air lines DC-8 jets, had been just moved in for reloading when there was another blast. The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: EXPLOSIONS,Bad Day on Fuel Line-- These two aviation fuel tank trucks exploded three hours apart at a Malton depot last night injuring their drivers and shooting flames as high as 300 feet. Imperial Oil Ltd. closed the depot after the second blast . After firemen brought the first truck fire (left) under control the vehicle was hauled away. The second truck, also used to refuel Trans Canada Air lines DC-8 jets, had been just moved in for reloading when there was another blast.March 1, 1961,John Gillies transparent
DATED
March 1, 1961
PRINTED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL
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Scanned from a print, and later selected by the National Gallery for its Cutline exhibition
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Bad Day on Fuel Line-- These two aviation fuel tank trucks exploded three hours apart at a Malton depot last night injuring their drivers and shooting flames as high as 300 feet. Imperial Oil Ltd. closed the depot after the second blast . After firemen brought the first truck fire (left) under control the vehicle was hauled away. The second truck, also used to refuel Trans Canada Air lines DC-8 jets, had been just moved in for reloading when there was another blast.
John Gillies / The Globe and Mail
57 YEARS AGOIN NEWS
John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister
The Progressive Conservatives were in power
Dwight D. Eisenhower finished his term and John F. Kennedy became President

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