Minor derailment stops Amtrak's Texas Eagle in Hot Spring County UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Minor derailment stops Amtrak's Texas Eagle in Hot Spring County UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:51 PM

One set of wheels on a sleeping car of the southbound Texas Eagle Amtrak passenger train derailed today while the train was passing through Hot Spring County, forcing the train to stop.

An Amtrak spokesman in Chicago said the car would be separated from the train and the rest of the train would continue, with sleeping car passengers moved to other cars. He called the incident minor, said there were no injuries and said the train still had power and was serving lunch. He didn't have an estimate on when travel would resume at 1:50 p.m. The derailed car remained upright.

The incident occurred on a stretch of track between Traskwood and Malvern.

UPDATE: At 4:20 p.m., an Amtrak spokesman said the process of removing the disabled car and putting the rest of the train together was taking longer than expected, so buses were en route to pick up 81 passengers to continue their journey. No cause of the problem identified yet.

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