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Two SEPTA Silverliner V trains, the newest railcars in the SEPTA fleet, wait in a Philadelphia train station in 2014. All Silverliner V cars have been pulled from service for repairs to significant structural problems. Gregory Adams/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency workers search for injured passengers after an Amtrak train carrying more than 230 people from Washington, D.C., to New York derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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The Flying Scotsman pulls carriages on a test run in Bury on Friday, the first time in 10 years. The train's decade-long restoration is just completed — but it has yet to be repainted in its signature green color. Nigel Roddis/Getty Images hide caption

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority tests its Positive Train Control system at the agency's rail yard near Malvern, Pa. The system will cost SEPTA about $328 million. The regional passenger railroad is one of the few in the country that are on track to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for installing PTC. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Few Railroads On Track To Meet End-Of-Year Safety Deadline

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French President Francois Hollande and U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley stand with (from left) Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris. The three American men, along with a British citizen, were pinned with Legion of Honor medals Monday morning for tackling a gunman on a train. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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U.S. ambassador to France Jane Hartley presents U.S Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, student Anthony Sadler and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos at a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Paris on Sunday. Regis Duvignau/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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People wait for a train in the foreground as members of a police forensics team take part in an investigation next to a Thalys train on the platform at Arras train station, northern France on Saturday. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Proponents of the terminal plan say it would bring economic development to the Vancouver area, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore. Conrad Wilson/OPB News hide caption

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

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A SNCF Regional Express Train is seen at Hazebrouck's train station in northern France on Thursday. France's train operators admit they made a mistake in ordering new trains that will require millions of dollars to modify station platforms. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters after inspecting a maglev train system at the Yamanashi Experiment Center in Tsuru Saturday. Japan is reportedly willing to send the technology to the U.S. without a fee. Kazuhiro Nogi/AP hide caption

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Scene of the disaster: On July 6, smoke rose from the tank cars that derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec. The explosions and fires killed 47 people. Paul Chiasson/AP hide caption

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Train passengers and railway staff tilted a train car to one side as they rescued a woman Monday at a station near Tokyo. She had fallen between a the car and the platform. The woman was not seriously injured. Norihiro Shigeta/Yomiuri Shimbun/AP hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Renee Montagne on the great train save

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