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Posted at 1:05 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Wind blamed for derailment in Pa.

By Associated Press

trainderailment.jpgWorkers survey the derailment in Susquehanna Township, Pa.
By Paul Chaplin / The Patriot-News via the Associated Press)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A derailed freight train in central Pennsylvania temporarily interrupted Amtrak service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, but riders are back on track.

Norfolk Southern spokesman Rudy Husband said crews cleared the disabled train Tuesday morning from tracks near Harrisburg.

A strong gust of wind apparently derailed the train while it crossed a bridge on Monday, sending two empty shipping containers into the Susquehanna River.

Husband said Norfolk Southern is working with state officials to retrieve the containers from the river.

More than 650 Amtrak passengers were bused between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh on Monday night and Tuesday.

By Associated Press  | December 28, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
Categories:  Amtrak, Transportation News  
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