Freight Train Derailment

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Freight Train Derails In New Lenox

The cars that derailed remained upright, but one hit and damaged a locomotive that was stopped on the adjacent track.

02/10/2014

credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra North Central Service Running Again

Trains on Metra’s North Central Service that were halted because of a freight train derailment Tuesday will resume Wednesday morning.

01/29/2014

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Freight Train Derailment Halts Metra North Central Service

A Canadian National Railway train derailed in Mundelein early Tuesday, blocking all other trains that use the same tracks, including Metra North Central Service — which runs between Antioch and Union Station.

01/28/2014

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

Ernie Pentek stands in his back yard on the Southwest Side after a CSX freight train derailed, and several cars tumbled into his yard. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Freight Train Derails On Southwest Side, Knocks Down Power Lines

A freight train derailment on the Southwest Side left several rail cars tossed about early Sunday.

09/02/2012

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)

After Fatal Train Wreck, Durbin Calls For More Federal Oversight Of Bridge Inspections

As 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.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

A car with at least one body inside was found in the rubble of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs, a day after the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

2 Bodies Found In Car Dug Out Of Wreck From Train Derailment

Crews 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.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Freight Train Derailment Halts Milwaukee District-West Metra Trains

A freight train derailment on the city’s West Side has shut down the Milwaukee District-West Metra line.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012