Amtrak Acela train stuck in Queens for hours

An Amtrak train carrying more than 100 passengers from Boston to Washington got stuck in Queens for hours on Monday because of a loss of power, the railroad said. 

"Amtrak Acela Train 2151, traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., has been stopped in Hunterspoint since 8:37 a.m. due to a power loss of the train," Amtrak spokesperson Jason Abrams said in a statement emailed to FOX 5 NY at 1:55 p.m., indicating that the train had been stuck for five hours at that point. "There are no reports of any injuries to the 106 passengers as crew as water and snacks were available and provided."

He added that a rescue locomotive was to haul the stalled train into Penn Station's Moynihan Train Hall in Manhattan. But that rescue train didn't come for several more hours, passengers told FOX 5 NY. All in all, the train was stuck in Queens for about seven hours.

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Some passengers who got off the train at Moynihan Train Hall told FOX 5 NY's Linda Schmidt that they smelled and saw smoke in the tunnel under the East River. But Amtrak said despite those reports, there wasn't any smoke near or on the train.

Also, the toilets couldn't flush because the train didn't have power. 

Amtrak said it was investigating what happened and why. 

Hunterspoint, also known as Hunters Point, is a neighborhood in Long Island City.

Acela is the railroad's so-called high-speed service that connects major destinations along the Northeast Corridor.