Hundreds of travelers delayed ahead of Thanksgiving after Amtrak train cars separate

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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