December 21, 2014
A storm that knocked down trees across several states stranded 232 Amtrak passengers overnight on a train in West Virginia.
Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says all the passengers have been loaded onto buses that will ferry them to their eventual destination. They buses departed by 8:20 p.m. Saturday.
The riders aboard a train from New York to Chicago had been stranded near the town of Prince since about 11 p.m. Friday because fallen trees were blocking the tracks in front of the train and behind it.
Kulm says the train had power, lights and air conditioning. Passengers could get in and out because they were parked at a station. The train was also stocked with food. The stranded train was first reported by the transportation blog Jalopnik.
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