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three full weeks after amtrak train number one eighty eight derailed near philadelphia and investigators have still not said what was behind the worst accident on amtrak's northeast corridor since nineteen forty three , n. t. s. b. chairman christopher hart an amtrak president joseph boardman testifying tuesday before the house transportation committee the first national hearing on the deadly crash , killed eight passengers an injured over two hundred more amtrak train one eighty eight went off the rails on a curve while traveling over a hundred miles an hour more than twice the speed limit national transportation safety board said that the crash could have been prevented by an automatic speed control system but it was not installed on that train just one day after the accident the house appropriations committee voted to cut amtrak funding by two hundred fifty one million dollars starting october first