Amtrak train wheels leave track, drains delayed

There were no injuries, and a crane was brought in to lift the train back onto its tracks.

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An Amtrak train was traveling from Boston to Washington when its front wheels came off the tracks in North Kingstown.

Amtrak officials tell WLNE-TV that the 265 passengers on the Acela train were delayed for about half an hour Thursday afternoon until another train picked them up. There were no injuries, and a crane was brought in to lift the train back onto its tracks.

A woman who leaves across the street from the tracks, Kathy Eldred, said she heard several loud bangs when the accident happened.

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It was unclear what caused the train to come off its tracks.

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