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New Mexico wildfires disrupt Amtrak service in western Kansas

June 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. Updated June 14, 2011, 10:45 a.m.

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— Wildfires in New Mexico have disrupted Amtrak service in western Kansas.

Amtrak says service on the Southwest Chief has been temporarily suspended between Newton, Kan., and Albuquerque, N.M. because of the fires.

The Chief will miss stops in western Kansas and parts of southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. It will not stop in Trinidad, Colo.; Raton, N.M.; and Las Vegas, N.M.

The Daily Southwest Chief service, which runs between Chicago and Los Angeles, will continue to run, using motorcoaches and commuter trains for detours.

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