Mount Hood Christmas train on track after derailment

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HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Mount Hood Railroad will resume “Train to Christmas Town” trips Friday after a Dec. 1 derailment forced the tourist line to cancel all its trains last weekend.

Altogether, 214 were on board the train when it derailed at approximately 5:15 p.m. Dec. 1, KGW-Portland reported, but none were hurt during the incident. The Hood County Sheriff's Office said that all of the cars remained upright.

Ed Ellis, president of the Mount Hood Railroad's parent company Iowa Pacific, tells Trains News Wire that the derailment on the 22-mile short line had been caused by a minor track defect.

The railroad is offering refunds to passengers who had booked trips on the affected trains.

See the original article online.

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