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  • Workers remove damaged tanker cars along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of the train derailment.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Crew, equipment likely didn't cause Va. derailment

    Early reviews found no human error or mechanical failure that could have caused a fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

  • A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer looks out from a car of a train that struck and killed two workers along Jones Road in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Mercury News, Dan Rosenstrauch)

    Feds to listen to audio in San Francisco Bay Area rail deaths

    The commuter train that struck and killed two San Francisco Bay Area transit workers didn't have a front-facing video recorder, but interviews, inspections, audio recordings and camera footage from the train's cab should provide enough evidence to determine a cause, a federal investigator said Sunday.

  • On Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, officials inspect part of a CSX freight train that derailed alongside a parking lot the night before in Ellicott City, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Investigator: Md. train was going authorized speed

    A federal investigator said Wednesday that a coal train that derailed in Maryland was going the authorized speed of 25 miles per hour with the engineer-in-training at the controls before the fatal accident.

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