Amtrak's Missouri River Runner train struck by boulder


Lamy, United States – September 8, 2015:The eastbound Amtrak Southwest Chief passenger train at Lamy, New Mexico, USA. The train has travelled overnight from Los Angeles and is heading for Chicago. The train is powered by a pair of GE P42DC, numbers 187 and 198, and a single EMD F59PHI locomotive, number 455, all diesels. This train, and its westbound counterpart, are the only two trains to traverse this route per day as it has no freight service. Unidentified crew.

ST. LOUIS – Passengers on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner traveling from St. Louis to Kansas City were delayed several hours Friday after a boulder struck the train.

According to Jason Abrams, an Amtrak spokesman, the boulder struck train 313 at 5:55 p.m.

No passengers were injured, Abrams said, and the train was held in the town of Morrison in Gasconade County.

As of 9:35 p.m., passengers were either returned to their original stations or given accommodations for future travel.


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