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Safety board: Alabama derailed train lacked needed couplers


( ) -q-24- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “any necessary changes.”

Federal investigators say a Norfolk Southern train that derailed in Alabama earlier this month lacked required alignment control couplers and a company inspection didn’t identify their absence.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting.

VERBATIM: The notation comes in one of three preliminary reports issued by the National Transportation Safety Board about Norfolk Southern train accidents this month. The report about the March 9 derailment of two locomotives and 37 rail cars in Anniston, Alabama, said the couplers “resist lateral coupler movement.” The company said safety was a priority and it would implement any necessary changes.

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