Unusual Condition Seen Before Connecticut Train Derailment

Federal officials investigating the Connecticut train derailment report that the engineer described an unusual condition on the track before the train derailed.  What the unusual condition was has not been disclosed.  However, the National Transportation Safety Board stated that a joint bar, used to hold two sections of rail together, had been cracked and repaired during the month prior to the accident. Rail sections in the area of the derailment have been shipped to Washington D.C. for further examination.