Amtrak Coast Starlight Derails in Fremont

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    The Coast Starlight is known across the country as a train ride that hugs the Pacific from California north.

    An Amtrak train heading from Southern California to Vancouver, B.C., derailed just north of Fremont Saturday night, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

    No one aboard was harmed.

    Amtrak Train No. 14, the Coast Starlight, left Los Angeles at 10:10 a.m. Saturday and was scheduled to arrive in Vancouver at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

    At about 9 p.m., two miles north of Fremont, however, the two wheels of the front truck on the lead locomotive derailed from the track,  spokeswoman Christina Leeds said.

    None of the other cars derailed. 

    Fourteen crew members and 154 passengers were aboard the train at the time of the derailment.

    Leeds said the train left Fremont at about 12:30 a.m., and is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver about four hours later than its original destination.

    The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

    Bay City News