UPDATED 08/26/11 10:46 a.m.

MAX, Neb. (CBS) — An Amtrak headed to Chicago derailed in Nebraska Friday morning, after slamming into a farm vehicle on the tracks.

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The train, with 178 passengers onboard, hit the farm vehicle around 8:50 a.m. near the town of Max, Neb., close to the state’s borders with Kansas and Colorado, spokesman Marc Magliari said. The train’s locomotives and three of its passenger cars derailed.

A few passengers were taken to a local hospital, but no one suffered life-threatening injuries, Amtrak said.

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The California Zephyr train was headed from the San Francisco Bay Area town of Emeryville, Calif., back to Chicago, and had left on Wednesday for the approximately three-day trip.

Passengers were taken to a nearby high school to be checked out, and then will be transported east to their final destinations, Amtrak said.

On the same Amtrak line in June, a truck hit a train heading west from Chicago to the Bay Area, causing a fiery wreck and leaving six people dead.

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