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Freight derailment on BNSF mainline in Montana affects 3,000 Amtrak passengers

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Holiday travel for more than 3,000 Amtrak rail passengers was disrupted when 16 rail cars carrying new automobiles derailed over the weekend in northwestern Montana.

Crews were still working Monday night to rerail the cars and reopen the Burlington Northern Santa Fe main line.

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