The Utica Observer-Dispatch says the Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s popular “Polar Express” train derailed last night around 6:45. More than three hundred people were on board, including a large group of children, but there were no injuries reported.
This from the Observer-Dispatch.
“It basically jumped the track,” Utica police Sgt. Steve Hauck said. “It’s as if you picked the train up and moved it 3 feet to the right – not even that.”
Utica police and firefighters assisted at the scene. But riders had to remain on the train for more than two hours before being bused back to Union Station, Hauck said.
Many of the passengers joked and laughed with fire personnel as they were escorted off the train and onto the buses. A few even posed for pictures.
Polar Express trips tonight have been canceled, but trips are expected to resume tomorrow.