Three Amtrak Trains Get Stuck Outside of the Quad Cities
A spokesman for Amtrak says that three Chicago bound trains got stuck in the ice and snow on Monday, January 6th, 2014 in Western Illinois.
CNN obtained pictures from the event. Two of the trains got stuck in Bureau County, Illinois. The American Red Cross says that one of those trains got stuck north of Arlington, Ill. in Bureau County. Tuesday, Amtrak was removing passengers from each of those trains and taking them back to Chicago.
A third train stopped moving Monday in Galesburg too. That was due to the two other Bureau County trains ahead of them. Galesburg Fire Fighters say the train stopped just south of the Galesburg Rail yard Monday night. Tuesday morning, the train moved back to the Amtrak Station in the city. At around 8 a.m. Tuesday, all the passengers were removed from that train and put on buses bound for Chicago.
No one was injured in the three incidents. An Amtrak spokesman says passengers on the trains were fed to keep them comfortable. The heat was also on for the people on board that third train.