Chicago-to-Boston Amtrak Stuck in Snow

The train from Chicago to Boston got stuck in Palmer about 10 p.m. Saturday

Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 12:14 PM CDT
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Chicago-to-Boston Amtrak Stuck in Snow

Geo Vanasco

Amtrak officials say a train got stuck over the weekend in central Massachusetts with 48 people aboard and they are being taken to their destinations by bus.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says the train from Chicago to Boston got stuck in Palmer about 10 p.m. Saturday. A rockslide caused by the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast was blocking the tracks.

Graham says the passengers had electricity and heat the whole time and got free food and drinks. Buses arrived about 11 a.m. Sunday to take them to destinations between Palmer and Boston. The Lakeshore Limited train left Chicago on Friday.

The storm forced Amtrak to suspend train service on several routes in the Northeast.
 

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