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Mudslide partially derails Amtrak train in Washington state

April 07, 2013|By Matt Pearce
  • An Amtrak train partially derailed in the state of Washington on Sunday morning after a mudslide. No one was hurt. (File Photo)
An Amtrak train partially derailed in the state of Washington on Sunday… (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg )

Three cars on an Amtrak train derailed in western Washington state after a Sunday morning mudslide. No one was hurt.

The Amtrak Empire Builder was carrying 86 passengers and 11 crew when the accident happened near Everett.

Afterward, the train was unlinked from the three disabled cars and took the  passengers to Mukilteo, where they were transferred to chartered buses, according to Amtrak.

Rail traffic between Everett and Seattle, which includes the Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder trains, was canceled until Tuesday morning, Amtrak said.

Chartered buses were covering the missing stops for Amtrak.

BNSF Railway Co. owns the tracks and is investigating the incident with Amtrak.

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