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7/29/06-Wood County

Amtrak Train Collides With Freight Train

Investigators say an Amtrak train somehow came off the track and side-swiped some freight cars that were on a track next to it.   The train, which was on its way to Longview, collided with the freight cars late last night near Highway 80, about a half mile west of Mineola.  

Some of the passengers were trapped for several hours. Others on board were moved to passenger cars up front until train engineers could get the train running again. Officials say no one was injured and what caused the collision is still under investigation. An Amtrak official says Amtrak is running through Mineola.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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