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Last two mangled train cars removed from Philadelphia crash site

Written by The Associated Press | May 15, 2015 11:40 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- The last wrecked cars from a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia have been pulled from the scene. 

The passenger coaches were being taken on long flatbed trucks to an Amtrak facility in Delaware for further examination. 

The National Transportation Safety Board released the crash site back to Amtrak on Thursday. 

The railroad is making repairs to damaged tracks, signals and overhead power lines before resuming limited service between Philadelphia and New York Monday, with full service expected the following day. 

Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured as the seven-car train sped into a curve and tumbled from the tracks Tuesday night. 

Federal investigators say that as the train approached the curve it accelerated to 106 mph, more than twice the speed limit for that section of track. 

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