Engineer Steven Brown looks out from an Amtrak train at Tacoma Dome Station just before operating the first passenger trip on new tracks through Lakewood and DuPont on Dec. 18, 2017. About 20 minutes after this photo was taken, the train flew off the tracks at a sharp curve and crashed onto Interstate 5. (Courtesy of  Steve Carter)
Engineer Steven Brown looks out from an Amtrak train at Tacoma Dome Station just before operating the first passenger trip on new tracks through Lakewood and DuPont on Dec. 18, 2017. About 20 minutes after this photo was taken, the train flew off the tracks at a sharp curve and crashed onto Interstate 5. (Courtesy of Steve Carter)

Fired Amtrak engineer opens up about 2017 DuPont crash, why he wants back in a locomotive

In his first news interview since the fatal derailment in 2017, Steven Brown, the Amtrak engineer who missed a dangerous curve on a new route south of Tacoma, is still traumatized but striving to return to work someday. VIEW

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