Freight Train Derails In Gurnee

GURNEE, Ill. (STMW) – Nobody was injured when 10 freight cars derailed Sunday morning in north suburban Gurnee.

Ten cars of a Union Pacific train from Chicago to St. Paul, Minn., derailed about 10:15 a.m. in Gurnee, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said.

The Gurnee Fire Department said the derailment happened near 1910 Swanson Court in the northern suburb. Fire crews remained on the scene about noon.

Five of the derailed cars were empty, three were carrying lumber, one was carrying steel and one was filled with track rail, Davis said.

No injuries were reported, Davis said.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports indicate the derailment happened near Little Lady Foods and may have downed electrical lines.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation and it was not known Saturday afternoon when the train would be moving again, Davis said.

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  • Casey Jones

    I have been with Union Pacific since 1986, trust me a stopped train is a safe train. When in doubt hit the ground hard.

  • JPS

    Regarding Casey Jones comments—–WHAT??

  • ras

    Do all (Cant & Never Will) people talk in What the H—- did he say?

  • Moe ThePhotographer

    Doesn’t Amtrak to Milwaukee use those tracks too?? Along with Metra??

    • The Expert


  • Casey Jones Jr.

    A moving train is an unsafe train, a stopped train is a safe train. When a train hits the ground hard, it comes off the rails and stops. Railroad humor, and Union Pacific is the joke.

  • mark white

    @casey jones, you have no idea what ur talking about, i think ur a rail wannabe foamer

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