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Stranded Amtrak Passengers Pull Into Station At Last

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:50:23 CST
By: AP

Passengers have arrived in Chicago after hundreds of travelers spent the night onboard three snowbound Amtrak trains stuck on the tracks in Illinois. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says about 500 passengers were stranded overnight near Mendota and Galesburg after their trains got stuck in blowing and drifting snow and ice. Two trains were heading to Chicago from California, while the third was from Quincy in western Illinois. Several passengers speaking to news outlets by cellphone said conditions on the trains deteriorated and that they went long periods without food. But Magliari says all trains had working bathrooms and no medical problems were reported. He said food was also brought to passengers.

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