Train Crossing Warning Signal Failure In West BeverlyDrivers got quite a scare at a Southwest Side railroad crossing when a freight train rolled through with no warning on Dec. 28.
Safety Advocates Concerned About Rise In Train DeathsOperation Lifesaver is trying to get out the message: you need to pay attention at train crossings.
Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker CarsThe rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.
Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil TrainsFederal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.
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.
Report Slams Railway In Accident That Killed WomanA final report has been issued on a highly publicized train accident that killed a Chicago woman two years ago.
Grant Expected For Chicago-Detroit High-Speed RailAfter 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.