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Amtrak Crash Investigation Won't Have Video Camera Clues

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record the engineer's actions. It didn't happen.

Now, that's left a gap in unraveling the cause of last week's fatal Amtrak derailment.

It's an old story for the National Transportation Safety Board. Accidents occur, people die and there is a clamor to prevent future tragedies. Later, when attention turns elsewhere, recommendations frequently lag for years, and some are never realized.

Investigators want to know what was going on in the locomotive's cab in the final minute when the train sharply accelerated before heading into a curve and derailing. The engineer, who was injured, says he can't remember.

The Federal Railroad Administration is working on regulations, but none has been officially proposed.

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