Union Pacific 'Big Boy' Steam Locomotive Coming To West Chicago For 150th Anniversary Of Transcontinental RailroadWant to see one of the largest locomotives in the world? You’ll have your chance, because Big Boy is headed our way.
Man Fatally Struck By Freight Train In GenevaA 24-year-old man was fatally struck by a freight train on Friday, according to Geneva police.
Former President George H.W. Bush Funeral Locomotive Stops In Melrose ParkAccording to Union Pacific's website, the George Bush 4141 is traveling to some of its facilities to give employees an opportunity to see it.
Woman Killed, Man Injured When Freight Train Hits Car In Melrose ParkThe car was headed south on 19th Avenue near Main Street in Melrose Park around 2 a.m., when the driver went around the crossing gates, according to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.
Woman Arrested In Glen Ellyn After Abandoned Car Hit By Train A west suburban woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after her abandoned car was hit by a train Saturday evening in west suburban Glen Ellyn, police said.
Train Strikes Man In Berkeley, Autopsy Ruled Death A SuicideA 75-year-old man who was struck by a train Sunday afternoon in west suburban Berkeley committed suicide, an autopsy Monday revealed.
Union Pacific Admits Jumping The Gun, Misjudging Wind Before Halting Metra TrainsTrains on three busy Metra lines were halted for about 90 minutes Monday morning, out of fear of high winds from storms that swept through the area, but it appears to have been much ado about nothing.
Rail Officials Warn Drivers To Use Extra Caution In WinterUnion Pacific said drivers need to be even more careful when road conditions are snowy and slick, because it takes a 100-car train going 60 miles an hour up to a mile and a half to come to a complete stop, so by the time a train engineer spots your car on the tracks with the train bearing down, it's too late.
Police Chief: Teen Was 'Breezing' Before He Was Killed By TrainThe final moments of a 14-year-old's life are shown on a Union Pacific railroad videotape seen just yesterday by the police chief in Maple Park, about 60 miles west of Chicago.
Historic Union Pacific Train Helping Warn Of Rail DangersA distinctive train from the past will be running for a second consecutive day in the Chicago area Wednesday, in a drive to make motorists and pedestrians more aware around railroad tracks and crossings.
Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm DelaysUnion Pacific rules require trains operated by UP to stop when there are extreme winds. Without the gauges, trains have to stop whenever there are powerful winds anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area, not just along a specific line.
Metra Rail Partner: Service Meltdown Won't Happen AgainBoth the Union Pacific and Metra stressed that Friday’s meeting was meant to explain -- not justify -- what happened earlier this month. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Metra Board To Seek Answers On Recent Weather DelaysMembers of Metra's board are expected to have some blunt questions Friday for a top-level official from the railroad that operates three of its commuter lines about its performance in the storms and bitter cold since the first of the year.
Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New SolutionThe commuter rail agency’s high-wind solution is decidedly low-tech -- the anemometer, a wind-speed measuring instrument that has been around for more than 500 years.
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.