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The Amtrak train stopped on the tracks. Daily Record photo by Robin Blackburn

Train horn malfunctions — loudly

Pierced Peace

A malfunctioning train horn made Sunday night a little louder than normal in San Marcos, especially for residents of the Dunbar and Victory Gardens neighborhoods.

An Amtrak train sat between the Guadalupe Street and Patton Street crossings with its horn blaring non-stop for at least 15 minutes at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Marc Magliari, spokesman for Amtrak, said the train was the Texas Eagle, and that it stopped on the tracks in San Marcos to try to fix the horn issue.

“The horn was sounding constantly, but not at maximum volume,” he said, noting that it sounded normally at crossings when it was used.

The malfunction caused the train to be about 17 minutes late upon its arrival at its next stop, in San Antonio, Magliari said.

Daily record video shot by Robin Blackburn

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