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This Sept. 14, 2008, file photo shows investigators photographing the mangled inside of a Metrolink commuter train in Chatsworth, Calif. Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry’s allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for installing technology to prevent the most catastrophic types of collisions to at least 2020, half a century after accident investigators first called for such safety measures. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Train safety move delayed decades

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By JOAN LOWY

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for installing technology to prevent the most catastrophic types of collisions until at least 2020, half a century after accident investigators first called for such safety measures.

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