Workers look over tracks near the rear engine of a crashed Amtrak train on Tuesday in DuPont. The train that careened off an I-5 overpass on Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Workers look over tracks near the rear engine of a crashed Amtrak train on Tuesday in DuPont. The train that careened off an I-5 overpass on Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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