Ga couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment

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An Amtrak train waits at a platform prior to its departure at Union Station November 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The three people who died when a train derailed in rural Montana over the weekend included a Georgia couple who were on a cross-country trip to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and 29-year-old Illinois man who was traveling to Oregon with his wife.

The 74-year-old Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation with 72-year-old Margie Varnadoe.

They lived in Brunswick, Georgia.

Authorities say the third victim was 28-year-old Zachariah Schneider of Illinois.

The software developer was traveling to Oregon with his wife, who survived.

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