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Locomotive engineer Michael E. Brown, 46 years old at the time of his death, was member of BLE Division 81 in Kansas City, Kansas, for over six years. He was killed in a side swipe collision and chemical spill involving two Union Pacific freight trains near Rossville, Kansas, on July 2, 1997. Brother Brown had been employed by Union Pacific for 19 years and was promoted to locomotive engineer in January of 1991.