NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 2002
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(Studio: Matt Lauer) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) The effects of heat on railroad tracks featured; details given about a phenomenon called sun kinks; statistics on derailments cited. [Derailment survivor Roman CHIERNEY- describes the derailment of Amtrak’s Capital Limited.] [Former NTSB managing director Peter GOELZ, CSX engineer Donald SPAINHOWER, Northwestern University Transportation Center Robert GALLAMORE- comment on railroad track safety.]
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