Amtrak train to Chicago derails in Nebraska

August 26, 2011 (MAX, Neb.)

More than 175 people were onboard that train. No life-threatening injuries were reported, but Amtrak officials say seven passengers were taken to local hospitals.

The train hit a farm vehicle that was on the tracks, knocking both of the locomotives and three cars off the tracks. The rest of the train remains upright and in line, according to Amtrak.

The derailment occurred in Max, which is near the Nebraska-Kansas border.

The California Zephyr left Emeryville, California on August 24. It was scheduled to arrive at Union Station in Chicago at 2:50 p.m. Friday afternoon.

For information about the 178 passengers or the train's crew, call (800) 523-9101.

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