Coal Train

Feds: Fatal Train Derailment, Bridge Collapse Caused By HeatThe Federal Railroad Administration said it’s likely that temperatures of 103 degrees last July caused train tracks to buckle, derailing a coal train, and causing the bridge it was traveling on to collapse.
Public Given Chance To Discuss Deadly Train Wreck With Railroad ExecutivesThe public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.
Investigators Review Video Of Train Wreck That Killed 2Federal investigators are looking at video of the freight train accident that killed a Glenview couple on the 4th of July.
After Fatal Train Wreck, Durbin Calls For More Federal Oversight Of Bridge InspectionsAs crews continued cleanup of the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was calling for increased federal oversight of railroad bridge inspections.
Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup HaltedThe family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.
2 Bodies Found In Car Dug Out Of Wreck From Train DerailmentCrews sifting through the wreckage of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs have found two bodies in the wreckage, after digging out a car that had been buried in the rubble.