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Stalled Amtrak train resumes trip to Seattle

December 23, 2012 |  6:16 pm

An Amtrak train that had been stalled in a rugged, mountainous area of southern Oregon while en route from Los Angeles to Seattle has begun moving again, according to a railroad spokeswoman.

The Amtrak Coast Starlight train No. 14, which departed Los Angeles on Saturday and was slated to arrive in Seattle on Sunday night, had been stopped just north of Chemult, Ore., since about 11:30 a.m. because of mechanical issues, Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said.

She said about 358 passengers were on board.

The train resumed its trip about 3:30 p.m. and was expected to pick up a new locomotive, Leeds said.

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