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Silver Spring, Maryland / Train Crash / Job Corps Deaths #164758

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 1996
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Silver Spring, MD: Lisa Stark) Crash of two trains outside Washington, DC, featured; scenes and animated diagram shown of the collision of an Amtrak train and a Maryland commuter train in Silver Spring, MD. [NTSB board member John GOGLIA - says the signal system needs to be examined.] [CSX spokesman Marty FIORENTINO - says the system seems to have been working.] [Secretary of Transportation Federico PENA - cites the damage.] The Federal Railroad Administration said making a nationwide study of the need for sophisticated stopping systems.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Statement from President Clinton about the Job Corps trainees killed in the wreck reported.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The death of eight Job Corps trainees in the train crash featured; scenes shown of the train wreck. [Nearby RESIDENT, Maryland Governor Parris GLENDENING - describe what happened.] [At the Job Corps training center, student Jaimaila HARRIS - comments.] The place of the Job Corps program in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty recalled. [Secretary of Labor Robert REICH - calls the train wreck a tragedy.]

Brown, Aaron;
Serafin, Barry;
Stark, Lisa

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