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August 30, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A Southern Pacific clerk said Tuesday that he simply guessed at the weight of a freight train that later proved too heavy for its crew to stop before it careened off the tracks at the foot of the Cajon Pass grade, flattening a row of homes and killing four people. Testifying in the second day of a hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board, clerk Thomas Blair said he estimated the weight "based on my experience" of 17 years with the railroad.
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August 30, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A Southern Pacific clerk said Tuesday that he simply guessed at the weight of a freight train that later proved too heavy for its crew to stop before it careened off the tracks at the foot of the Cajon Pass grade, flattening a row of homes and killing four people. Testifying in the second day of a hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board, clerk Thomas Blair said he estimated the weight "based on my experience" of 17 years with the railroad.
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