Freight Train Derailment
Five rail cars on a train were involved in the derailment near 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Four of the cars rolled onto their sides, and one was tipping, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. All of the cars were empty at the time.
The cars that derailed remained upright, but one hit and damaged a locomotive that was stopped on the adjacent track.
Trains on Metra’s North Central Service that were halted because of a freight train derailment Tuesday will resume Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
A freight train derailment on the Southwest Side left several rail cars tossed about early Sunday.
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.
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.
A freight train derailment on the city’s West Side has shut down the Milwaukee District-West Metra line.