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Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Derailed Amtrak Train Switched To Wrong Track

An Amtrak passenger train that left the tracks near Niles, Mich., Sunday was reportedly switched to the wrong track.

10/24/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Of New Orleans Trains To Reach New Orleans Again Starting Tuesday

Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

An engine caught fire on at Amtrak train. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Amtrak Train Engine Catches Fire

The engine of an Amtrak passenger train caught fire Wednesday south of Union Station.

06/27/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Firefighters Douse Blaze Beneath Amtrak Train On Far South Side

Emergency crews put out a fire underneath an Amtrak passenger train on the city’s Far South Side Tuesday evening.

06/12/2012

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Union Station Helps Thousands Celebrate National Train Day

Thousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday — but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described “railfans” or “train geeks.”

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

A freight train derailed near Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 27, 2012. Some of the cars were carrying molten sulfur, which sparked a large fire and resulted in major delays for Amtrak passengers traveling from the East Coast to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Freight Train Derailment Snarls Amtrak Traffic

A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First High-Speed Train Leaves Union Station

High-speed rail service has arrived in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak: Freight Trains Delay 99 Percent Of Chicago-To-New Orleans Runs

Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Amtrak: Venting Issues At Old Post Office Hurt Union Station

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he hopes the owner of the Old Post Office building is going to make good on his word to help vent harmful exhaust fumes from Union Station, located just below the building.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alcohol Briefly Banned On Illinois Amtrak Trains Due To Lapsed License

Amtrak trains briefly went dry in Illinois on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin Criticizes Plan To Cut Amtrak Funding

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says a plan to cut Amtrak funding by 60 percent and block the rail line from using federal money for state-supported routes would hurt the state.

10/25/2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with Rep. Bobby Rush and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local Jobs

The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

A security dog is present at a downtown Chicago train station on Friday. (CBS)

Security Tightens In Chicago

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with train passengers about enhanced security at stations as the Sept. 11 anniversary nears.

09/09/2011

Amtrak police officers use "vapor wake" dogs like Rider to check for explosives. The dogs can detect scents of explosives left in the wake of a passing suicide bomber or other person carrying a bomb. (Credit: CBS)

Amtrak Police Force Transformed In Decade Since 9/11

Amtrak has enhanced its security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and officials say that, over the past decade, they’ve transformed their police force from a unit that largely responds to crime to one that anticipates it.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails In Nebraska

Amtrak says a train carrying about 175 passengers between Chicago and San Francisco has derailed in southwest Nebraska.

08/26/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Midwest Flooding Means Major Disruptions On Amtrak

Flooding in the Midwest this year has cost Amtrak in a big way.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train Gets Stuck For 3 Hours Downstate

Some Amtrak train passengers were quite literally stuck in the middle of nowhere Tuesday, after a fuel problem stalled a train headed from Chicago to Carbondale.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Attendant Faults Amtrak In Latest Suit Over Fatal Nev. Accident

Another lawsuit has been filed over the crash of an Amtrak train that left Chicago and was hit by a truck in Nevada, killing six people more than a week ago.

07/04/2011

An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Woman Sues Over Injuries On Amtrak Train In Crash

An Evanston woman is the first to file suit against a Nevada trucking company after she was injured in a deadly crash on an Amtrak train last week.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

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