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Burned bridge fixed, City of New Orleans train back on track

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NORCO, La. (AP) - Amtrak says Canadian National Railway has replaced about 800 feet of burned railroad trestle, so its City of New Orleans passenger train is back on the tracks in and out of its namesake city.
    
The passenger rail service provided buses between New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi, until the bridge over the Bonnet Carre (BON-ee KEHR-ee) Spillway could be repaired.
    
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari (mag-lee-EHR-ee) of Chicago says Tuesday afternoon's train left on time at 1:45 p.m., and the incoming train was due across later in the afternoon.
    
Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron says the repairs were completed Sunday. He says he doesn't know what started the fire Feb. 13, and declined to comment on the cost of repairs.
    
Canadian National rerouted freight trains through Baton Rouge.
  
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