NS Train Knocks out Window on Amtrak 30

No injuries occurred after a door on a freight car knocked out a window on the eastbound Capitol Limited as it traveled from Cleveland to Alliance early Saturday in Franklin Township of Portage County.

The unsecured door of a Norfolk Southern freight train swung open and damaged two windows of the passing Amtrak train, one of which was pushed inside the train onto an unoccupied seat.

The Chicago to Washington, D.C., train was delayed about an hour. Amtrak crew members  moved passengers from the damaged car to seating elsewhere in the train.

One of the damaged windows was repaired in Pittsburgh and the coach remained unoccupied as the train continued to Washington.

Brandon Tidd, a Northeast Ohio Media Group digital sales representative, was traveling on the train. He was sleeping when he said was awakened by a loud noise that sounded like luggage falling from the overhead rack.

Tidd said he saw the window that was knocked into the seat a few rows behind him.

“The Amtrak crew did a great job at keeping us safe and informed both during and after the incident,” Tidd said.

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