Spokane-bound Amtrak cross-country train, the Empire Builder, derails in Montana

<p><p>JOPLIN, Mont. — An Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago with a stop in Spokane derailed Saturday afternoon in north-central Montana, local media reported.</p></p><p><p>The Empire Builder derailed about 4 p.m. between the Havre and Shelby stops in Montana, authorities reported.</p></p><p><p>The train derailed about 1 mile from Joplin, Montana, a town of about 200 people, KSEN-TV station reported.</p></p><p><p>An eyewitness told KSEN that at least four cars were tipped over and on the track.</p></p><p><p>Emergency responders are on the scene.</p></p><p><p>Reports and pictures from passengers show cars tipped over off the tracks. It was a sunny fall day with dozens of people standing or sitting alongside the track, some with luggage.</p></p><p><p><em>This story is developing</em></p></p>