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Passengers On Stranded Amtrak Train Dealt With No Toilets, Intermittent A/C

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Passengers who were stuck outside Richmond on the train for 14 hours on Sunday had to put up with toilets that weren't working, intermittent air conditioning and train personnel who were absent during most of the ordeal, according to the Associated Press.

The conditions were described by Meshelle Reynolds, who arrived in Raleigh, N.C., yesterday after she and her daughter left D.C. on Sunday for a friend's 50th birthday party.

She was among more than 250 passengers who were on Amtrak's Train 91 from New York City to Miami. The unexpected stop about 5:30 p.m. Sunday was the result of an axle problem that disabled the Silver Service train two miles north of Richmond.

According to Amtrak officials, the broken railcar couldn't be moved or removed, so the train slowly began moving to a siding in Richmond, arriving at at 6:30 a.m. on Monday. The train resumed its trip at 7:12 a.m. after the dining car was replaced.

A spokesman for Amtrak said he would look into Reynold's complaints.

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