- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Thanksgiving travel has hit a bump for some train passengers in central Pennsylvania after a freight train’s two-car derailment blocked tracks to the Harrisburg station.

Norfolk Southern Public Relations Manager Dave Pidgeon says the two empty boxcars derailed Wednesday afternoon just west of the station, making it inaccessible to two arriving Amtrak trains. No one was injured.

Pidgeon says Norfolk Southern crews are working to safely re-rail the cars as quickly as possible.

Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz says one train was heading from New York to Pittsburgh and another was en route from Pittsburgh to New York. He says bus transportation was being arranged to get the passengers from their trains to the station so the 700 passengers could continue their journeys.


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