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Amtrak train has engine trouble, causes delays for NYC bound passengers

Amtrak train has engine trouble, causes delays for NYC bound passengers

November 21, 2018 10:39 PM

ALBANY - An apparent detached passenger train caused serious delays just outside of Albany.

Amtrak says the train heading to New York City was stopped due to a "mechanical issue" Wednesday around 8 p.m.

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A passenger on the train posted on Twitter that he "heard a pop, smelled electrical burning, felt a rush of cold air" then looked back and saw part of the train missing.

Amtrak says a recovery engine got to the passengers just before 9 p.m.

NewsChannel 13 has been told the passengers have been transferred and are back en route. 

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Karen Tararache

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