Amtrak train reaches station after delay in snow

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train with 183 passengers aboard that had been stuck for at least 36 hours on tracks in the snowy Oregon mountains has arrived at the Eugene train depot.

Red Cross volunteers greeted passengers when they arrived Tuesday in the Coast Starlight train that had electricity, heat and food.

The train was traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles when it got stranded Sunday, putting a strain on passengers as food, patience and even diapers ran short.

The train came to a stop after crew members spotted trees on the tracks. Railroad officials decided to keep the passengers onboard instead of letting them scatter in a town dealing with its own problems — a blackout, snow and debris-covered roads.