PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Workers are trying to free an Amtrak
train with 183 passengers aboard that has been stuck since Sunday after hitting
a tree that fell on the tracks near Eugene, Oregon.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight train left Seattle for Los Angeles
early Sunday but hit a tree in Oakridge, Oregon, at about 6:20 p.m. Oakridge is
about 45 miles southeast of Eugene.
Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahan says crews are clearing
the track and were expected to reach the train by 6 a.m. PST Tuesday. He says
the train will move back to Eugene and Portland.
Amtrak made the decision to keep passengers on the train
because electricity is out in Oakridge. Amtrak says there is ample food on
Passenger Carly Bigby tells KOIN-TV parents have run out of
diapers and there is limited cellphone service.