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Holiday Train Runs Out Of Gas


The Polar Express train ride with about 75 people aboard ran out of gas on a Sunday run, stranding about 75 people for almost three hours.

The Newport Daily News reports that the train began the run about 4:30 p.m. near the Montaup Country Club and ran out of gas on the way back to its terminal.

Diesel gas was brought in, but the engine would not start.

Police brought in shuttles and all passengers were taken off the train by 8 p.m


The Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad took over the holiday ride known as the Polar Express, named after the award winning children’s book and movie, from the Old Colony and Newport Railway this year.

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