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Brakes barely slowed Amtrak train before derailment: NTSB

Engineer had deployed emergency brakes just before train derailed; speed was more than twice the approved limit
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 05:50
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The engineer of a US passenger train travelling at more than 100 miles per hour slammed on the emergency brakes just before it derailed in Philadelphia, leaving at least seven people dead, investigators said on Wednesday.

Philadelphia

THE engineer of a US passenger train travelling at more than 100 miles per hour slammed on the emergency brakes just before it derailed in Philadelphia, leaving at least seven people dead, investigators said on Wednesday.

The speed was more than twice the approved