AMTRAK TRAIN CATCHES FIRE
128 PEOPLE ON BOARDStory & Photos by BRIAN WOODS
Elyria – No injuries were reported after an Amtrak lead engine caught fire during a Chicago to New York trip. Officials at Amtrak say the 128 passengers were never in danger and the three Engineers on board were able to escape safely.
The cause of the early morning fire is still unknown but the damage estimate is in excess of 1 million dollars. The train was stopped at the Elyria Amtrak Station on East River.
The passengers aboard the train suffered a 5 hour delay because of the fire but were back on their way to the Big Apple just after 10 a.m.