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Amtrak Southwest Chief Derails
Wednesday, March 15, 2000
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The Amtrak Southwest Chief derailed near Topeka, Kansas shortly after 2 AM on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2000. Further details and links will be posted to this page throughout the day.

Updated information provided by Gene Poon and John Mills via the All-Aboard Mail List:

  • Dorm 39006 remained on the track
  • Coach 34131 remained on the track
  • Snack-Coach 35003 derailed its rear truck
  • Lounge 33046 is on its side
  • Diner 38049 is on its side
  • Sleeper 32094 is on its side
  • Sleeper 32118 is on its side
  • Smoking Coach 31533 is on its side - it was being deadheaded
  • Express Box 71046 is on its side
  • Express Box 71087 in on its side
  • remaining express box and roadrailers are upright but scattered

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