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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amtrak's Eagle derails

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Two coaches on Amtrak's Texas Eagle derailed about 45 miles north of Little Rock about 3 a.m. this morning with more than 200 people aboard, an Amtrak spokesman in Chicago said. No injuries were reported.

The spokesman said all passengers on the train were transferred to buses to continue their trips to Little Rock, Texas and beyond. During the wait for buses, electrical service continued on the eight-unit (seven cars and the locomotive unit) train, so light and heat were available. No cars overturned. The spokesman described the accident as cars "losing contact with the track" near Higginson in White County.

The train has not yet been moved from the point of the accident on the Union Pacific tracks, the spokesman said at 8:30 a.m. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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