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Locomotive engineer, Tom L. Shay, 42 years old at the time of his death, was a member of BLE Division 284 in Grafton, W.Va. He was killed in a head-on collision involving two CSX freight trains in Smithfield, W.Va., on August 20, 1996. Brother Smith had earned promotion to locomotive engineer in January of 1995.