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Alaska tourist train derails, slightly injuring 23 passengers


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush was expected to resume operations last Friday, two days after a derailment left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said.

Two vintage locomotives and four passenger rail cars were involved in the derailment Wednesday during a run of the White Pass & Yukon Route tourist train from Skagway to Canada, the company said in a statement.

“We heard a bang, then another bang, then there was shaking and then it stopped,” passenger Jerry C...

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