Not many people know about the Noel Train Explosion that happened on August 3, 1969 at about 4:00 a.m. I am going to interview some local people that lived in Noel Missouri at the time of the Blast. My dad was only 13 years old when it happened, but he remembers what happened just like it was yesterday. It was never released to the public what was in the box car that blew, but it was a very devastating ordeal. Houses were destroyed, people hurt, and lives were changed forever.