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Stalled Amtrak train 'like being buried in snow,' woman says

(Source: Kansas City Star, January 7, 2014)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Monday, the Southwest Chief was trapped about 80 miles west of Chicago when it ran into ice- and snow-covered tracks about 3:15 p.m. The Chief, which originates in Los Angeles, had left Kansas City shortly before 8 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Chicago around 3:30 p.m. Two more trains the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy, Ill., and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area were halted behind the Chief about 5 p.m. In all, some 500 passengers were stranded.

Full story: Kansas City Star

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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