PHOTOS: Amtrak train hit by landslide near Everett, Wash.

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PHOTOS: Amtrak train hit by landslide near Everett, Wash.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 8:37 PM

EVERETT, Wash -- An Amtrak train was hit by a landslide near Everett Sunday morning. No one was hurt. 

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.

Joseph Solomon felt the jolt.

“You could feel we were on rocks,” he said.

The train had originated in Chicago and was headed to Seattle.

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.

By Sunday afternoon, passenger Brandi Stockdale said she just wanted the day to be over.

“It’s been long, I’m ready to go to bed,” she said.

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

Northline Sounder service is also canceled Monday and Tuesday. Special express buses will be provided. Service information.

 

 

 

 

 

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