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AP Top News - 06/01/2000 Amtrak Train Derails in N.C.

CARY, N.C. (AP) -- An Amtrak train derailed Thursday, causing no injuries but forcing 286 passengers to continue their journey by bus to Washington, D.C., an Amtrak spokesman said.

Kevin Johnson, Amtrak's manager of media relations in Chicago, said a set of wheels on one of the five coaches left the track near Cary, just outside of Raleigh.

Johnson said he didn't know what caused the derailment or how fast the train was traveling. The train was pulled by one locomotive and also had a package car, he said.

Passengers were put on buses to Washington, where Amtrak planned to put those continuing on to New York City on another train, Johnson said. The train, called The Carolinian, originated in Charlotte.

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-- Rachel Gibson (, June 02, 2000

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