Hundreds of travelers got quite the scare before Thanksgiving after an Amtrak train separated and became disabled on the track.
The train traveling from Montreal to New York experienced a “mechanical issue when two of the cars separated” Wednesday night near Albany, Amtrak said in a statement to USA TODAY.
Passenger Chuck Reeves, a software engineer on his way to his parents’ home on Long Island for the holidays, wrote on Twitter he heard a “pop” and “smelled electrical burning,” followed by a “rush of cold air” shortly after the train departed.
“(I) turned around and looked back and saw the rat of the train is missing,” he tweeted.
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