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A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Fatal Train Derailment, Bridge Collapse Caused By Heat

The 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.

07/23/2013

Katie Ann Lunn

Report Slams Railway In Accident That Killed Woman

A final report has been issued on a highly publicized train accident that killed a Chicago woman two years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Grant Expected For Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail

After focusing on building a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, the federal government is about to award money for a high-speed corridor to the east.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2011