Derailed: Southwest Chief passenger train with 128 on board


It’s a favorite for tourists visiting the United States. 128 passengers and 14 crew were aboard the Amtrak Super Chief passenger train Sunday night.

The scene is Dodge City, Kansas; the time is after midnight in the United States Midwest.

An Amtrak official said: “We are aware of the derailment of the Southwest Chief train 4 that has occurred west of Dodge City, Kansas, and will provide updates as available.”

The derailed train incident took place near Cimarron. According to latest reports, no life-threatening injuries have been reported, but according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, some passengers did suffer minor injuries.

The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited and Super Chief) is a higher-speed passenger train operated by Amtrak on a 2265-mile (3645 km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. It runs between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California, passing through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.