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Weather / Train Derailment #298508

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 07, 1984
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(Studio) Property damage, deaths and injuries from severe weather across nation today reported; Amtrak train derailment said result of storm.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Details of derailment near Williston, VT, examined; films shown. [Passenger Frank MILLOY, Dr. Stephan PAYNE - describe accident, difficulty in rescue efforts.] Same train said delayed recently due to unstable track bed as result of flooding. [Amtrak spokesperson Cliff BLACK - professes ignorance about track inspection.] [Passenger Raghunath MURTHY - feels speed of train accounted for relatively low number of casualties.] Federal Railroad Admin.'s analysis of Amtrak's safety record outlined. [SURVIVOR - didn't lose consciousness.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve

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