Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm •  Published: July 24, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska — an increase from the initial report of nine injuries.

The people were seen at a clinic in Skagway after the White Pass and Yukon Route vintage train derailed Wednesday just shy of the Canada-U.S. border, on the American side.

Four cars left the tracks, and two people landed in a lake.

Passenger Joe Gilsinger tells The Skagway News he watched the train car in front of him slowly slide off the tracks. Then his car started to derail.

Train service has been suspended for the investigation.