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Philadelphia Train Crash 1943

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Amtrak Crash 1943 Derailment

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1943 file photo, a victim of the wreck of the Congressional Limited is removed, in Philadelphia. The Labor Day train jammed with 541 passengers derailed, killing 79 passengers and injuring 117 others. The May 12, 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was not the first rail disaster to occur in that area. The high-speed Congressional Limited jumped the rails in an area known as Frankford Junction. It is about a mile from where the Amtrak wreck occurred Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)

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Amtrak Crash 1943 Derailment

FILE - This Sept. 7, 1943 file photo shows the wrecked cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Congressional Limited train, in Philadelphia. The Labor Day train jammed with 541 passengers derailed, killing 79 passengers and injuring117 others. The May 12, 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was not the first rail disaster to occur in that area. The high-speed Congressional Limited jumped the rails in an area known as Frankford Junction. It is about a mile from where the Amtrak wreck occurred Tuesday night. (AP Photo, File)

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Amtrak Crash 1943 Derailment

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1943 file photo, rescue crews dig through debris of wrecked Pennsylvania Railroad's Congressional Limited, with the aid of arc lamps, in search of additional victims of the accident in Philadelphia. The Labor Day train jammed with 541 passengers derailed, killing 79 passengers and injuring 117 others. The May 12, 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia was not the first rail disaster to occur in that area. The high-speed Congressional Limited jumped the rails in an area known as Frankford Junction. It is about a mile from where the Amtrak wreck occurred Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)