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The scene of a portion of the Interstate 5 highway after an Amtrak train derailed from an overpass early Dec. 18, 2017 near the city of Tacoma, Wash. (Kathryn Elsesser/AFP/Getty Images)
The scene of a portion of the Interstate 5 highway after an Amtrak train derailed from an overpass early Dec. 18, 2017 near the city of Tacoma, Wash. (Kathryn Elsesser/AFP/Getty Images)
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A day after a deadly train derailment in Washington state, safety experts are trying to figure out why the Amtrak passenger train jumped the tracks. Investigators say speed was a factor.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Jim Blaze, a railroad consultant and economist.

This segment aired on December 19, 2017.

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