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Dummy May Be To Blame For Red Line Derailment

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A dummy may be behind the derailment that caused service along a portion of the Red Line to shut down last Friday.

A dummy truck is the technical term for a railcar with no motor that are used to move Metro railcars that are malfunctioning. It appears there were two dummy trucks on the six-car train when it derailed during overnight maintenance last week. 

Officials with the Tri-State Oversight Commission, which monitors safety on Metro, say that the dummy trucks are being looked at as one of the possibilities of the derailment.

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