Rail service back to normal after Ore. storms



ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Rail service through Western Oregon is back on track after severe storms toppled trees and caused mudslides, stranding an Amtrak passenger train.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/GNeWEd ) that regular rail service resumed Friday on the affected portion of Union Pacific tracks.

A northbound train on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight service struck a downed tree in stormy weather Wednesday. Oregon Department of Transportation rail planner Bob Melbo says trees fell on the train’s baggage care, derailing two wheels before two new engines took the train back to safety. Nobody was injured.


Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com