Amtrak Train Partially Derails in Virginia

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010  |  Updated 4:30 PM EDT
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Amtrak Train Partially Derails in Virginia

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An Amtrak spokeswoman said a train heading to Florida derailed just outside Washington, causing several minor injuries and delaying the train for about four hours.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said the train derailed about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Fairfax County, Va., and got under way again about 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Graham says several passengers and crew members suffered minor bumps and bruises.

Graham said the train was not a regularly scheduled train, but a special train headed for West Palm Beach with 712 passengers and 15 crew members.
 

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