Amtrak train derails in Wash.ington state, no injuries
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A mudslide has caused an Amtrak passenger train to
derail in Washington state. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
A spokesman for Burlington-Northern, which manages the tracks, says mud,
trees, rocks and other debris hit a train traveling south from Everett to Seattle and
knocked three cars off the tracks.
Gus Melonas says the derailed cars were disconnected from the train, the
passengers were moved and the train was taken to Mukilteo where all passengers
were taken off the damaged train.
Melonas says the cars that derailed were a dining car and two coach cars and were
the last three on the train.
The train, which originated in Chicago, derailed around 8:30 a.m.
A call to Amtrak for more information was not immediately returned Sunday.