Amtrak train derails in Montana 'leaving people trapped' as railroad cars detach and topple over

AN Amtrak train derailed in Montana as shocking images revealed railroad cars detached and toppled over on Saturday.

Images from the scene revealed the wreckage as unconfirmed reports of passengers trapped and injured under the cars" circulated on social media this evening.

The train reportedly derailed in Havre, according to reports and pictures circulating on social media this evening.

It's not clear how many were injured. The Sun contacted Havre police for comment, who said the incident was "out of our jurisdiction."

Liberty County Sheriff's office said: "I'm sorry we have two phone lines coming out of this little tiny office and we have [a lot of] stuff going on here – I haven't got time to deal with reporters."

The person manning the phones confirmed that there injuries but didn't specify how many or how seriously hurt these passengers were.

The phone lines for Chester West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department were engaged at 8.27PM ET.


Twitter user Jacob Codeiro, who appeared to be posting photos from the scene, shared images and noted "we derailed."

"Do you have any idea what will be done? My mom is on the train," one concerned person replied.

"Yes please any information is appreciated as I also have family on that train and haven’t been told what will be done," shared another.

"That’s the info I’m looking for as well. They’re in the middle of nowhere and I’m hoping someone is coming for those who are ok soon too…" commented a third.


Evening Meteorologist for KRTV and KXLH Ryan Dennis highlighted the remote location of the incident.

"The problem is that this is in a remote location," he noted. "Great Falls is the biggest city nearby, which is nearly 2 hours away.

"Also, poor cell phone service in the area where the derailment occurred."

He has since tweeted that passengers were being taken to the Senior Center and the High School in Chester, Montana, by bus.

When one worried tweeted asked if two cars separated from the rest of the train, Codeiro confirmed that they did.

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