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Amtrak locomotive derails heading to Seattle

The northbound Amtrak Cascades goes under the Chestnut and Bay streets bridge in 2005. An Amtrak locomotive bound for Seattle derailed near Tukwila on Sunday, June 27, but no one was hurt. That and other trains were delayed.
The northbound Amtrak Cascades goes under the Chestnut and Bay streets bridge in 2005. An Amtrak locomotive bound for Seattle derailed near Tukwila on Sunday, June 27, but no one was hurt. That and other trains were delayed. pdywer@bhamherald.com

Passengers were delayed but no one was injured Sunday after the locomotive on an Amtrak train derailed.

The Seattle Times reported that the locomotive on train 502 heading from Portland to Seattle with 235 passengers lost contact with the rails at about 12:05 p.m.

It remained upright, and none of cars on the train came off the track.

Amtrak spokeswoman Chelsea Kopta said the railroad loaded the passengers on to buses. The derailment caused delays on two later Amtrak trains as well.

Emergency officials say there was no visible damage to the cars on train 502, and no sign of fuel leaking.

The derailment disrupted traffic on the busiest rail line in the state, which was reopened 5:10 p.m. Sunday.

Kopta said the cause was under investigation.

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