Mount Hood Railroad out of service for a week following derailment

'Train to Christmas Town' derails

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The Mount Hood Railroad will be out of service for a week following the derailment of The Train to Christmas Town on Friday evening.

Ticket agents are offering refunds and rescheduling trips on the railroad. Trips will resume on Friday, Dec. 8.

The cause of Friday night's derailment has not yet been determined.

About 214 people were on board but no one was hurt. All the rail cars were still upright after the derailment, according to the Hood County Sheriff's Office.

The derailment occurred at around 5:15 p.m., three miles outside of Hood River. Passengers were bused out following the derailment and taken back to Hood River.

Mount Hood Railroad is a 22-mile short line located in Hood River, about 60 miles east of Portland.

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