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BLE member G.D. Shelby was killed and three other train crew members injured in a fiery head-on collision between two Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains near Clarendon, Texas, on May 28, 2002. Brother Shelby, 61, was killed when the westbound freight train on which he was the engineer collided with an eastbound coal train about two miles west of Clarendon. Brother Shelby had joined BLE Division 871 in Slaton, Texas, on September 1, 1989.