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April 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Southbound Amtrak train derailed near Everett

Alison Lovern carries her 18-month old son Fionn as passengers from Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” line wait at the train station in Mukilteo for buses to take them to Seattle, Edmonds and Redmond. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) A mudslide is being blamed for the derailment of the last three cars on a southbound…

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March 1, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Everett mudslide halts some passenger trains

Associated Press A mudslide hit railroad tracks early Thursday in the same area they were hit Feb. 22 at Everett. In both cases the rails were quickly cleared by BNSF crews for freight trains, but passenger trains have a 48-hour safety moratorium. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the slide at 1:45 a.m. Thursday was detected by sensors that…

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