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Vermont / Train Derailment Investigation #538502

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 08, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Williston, VT) Contd. recovery of bodies from derailed Amtrak train near Williston, VT, and status of investigation examined; films shown. [Passengers Arnold SANOW, Lonnie COHL - recall experience.] Factors apparently contributing to derailment discussed. [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson Patricia GOLDMAN - considers possibility special inspection was necessary.] Central of VT Railroad's repair efforts described, shown.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Death tolls in derailments of Amtrak trains in Salem, Illinois, 1972, Marshall, Texas, 1983 recalled.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) Railway safety examined; films shown. [Federal Railroad Admin. John RILEY - defs. safety record of railways.] [Amtrak spokesperson Clifford BLACK - agrees.] Total fatalities since Amtrak was formed mentioned. [RILEY - doubts if yesterday's derailment could have been prevented.]
REPORTER: Steve Hurst

Briggs, Fred;
Hurst, Steve;
Palmer, John

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