Amtrak train hit by landslide near Everett

Amtrak train hit by landslide near Everett

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Amtrak train hit by landslide near Everett

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

EVERETT, Wash -- An Amtrak train was hit by a landslide near Everett Sunday morning.

A spokesman for Burlington-Northern, which manages the tracks, said mud, trees, rocks and other debris hit a train traveling south from Everett to Seattle and knocked three cars off the tracks.

There were 50 passengers on the train that originated in Chicago. No one was hurt.  

Gus Melonas said the cars that derailed were a dining car and two coach cars and were the last three on the train.

The passengers were transported to another rail car and continued on to their destination.

Amtrak says service between Seattle to Everett will be disrupted until 8:45 a.m.Tuesday.  Alternate transportation will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

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