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  by Otto Vondrak

NTSB Blames Excessive Speed in Saturday Derailment

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A commuter train was going almost 60 mph faster than the speed limit just before it derailed, killing two people and injuring dozens, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. Mark Rosenker said the Metra train was traveling at 69 mph and should not have been going faster than 10 mph when it switched tracks at a crossover just before jumping the tracks Saturday.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/18/train. ... index.html