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The recent fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia raised troubling questions ... - Your Houston News
galesburg | illinois |
The tragic crash aside, Amtrak routes are in trouble everywhere. In western Illinois, the popular daily commuter train from Quincy to Chicago that stops in Galesburg and Macomb may fold because Gov. Rauner wants to cut the state's share of the route'[...]
May 19, 2015 03:29am | 10 views | source: Google / Your Houston News

Amtrak Crash Illuminates Obstacles to Plan for Controlling Train Speeds - New York Times
chicago | illinois |
Miles of track on Southern California's commuter lines still lack the system years after a 2008 crash killed 25 people there, fueling the drive to install the technology, known as positive train control. Chicago's commuter rails are not likely to hav[...]
May 18, 2015 11:29pm | 12 views | source: Google / New York Times

WJBC Forum: 'Oil bomb' trains - WJBC News
galesburg | illinois |
Unfortunately though, I did find these extremely dangerous trains do travel through Champaign, Streator, and Galesburg. ... Could Central Illinois rail maintenance and / or an accident cause one of these rolling time bombs to detour through our Twin [...]
May 18, 2015 7:54pm | 3 views | source: Google / WJBC News

Bourbonnais woman killed when struck by train in Clifton - Paxton Record
woodland | illinois |
The accident occurred when Bergner was driving east on Illinois 52 and attempted to negotiate a southbound turn onto County Road 2300 East. Bergner missed the turn, causing his vehicle ... Ronald A. Stimson Jr., 45, of Milford, was ticketed for failu[...]
May 15, 2015 7:31pm | 23 views | source: Google / Paxton Record

The tragic back story of Amtrak train engineer Brandon Bostian - Springfield News Sun
springfield | illinois |
In 2012 he expressed exasperation that a better signal system would have prevented a 2008 train collision that occurred in Chatworth, Illinois. Goggin said Bostin suffered a concussion during the accident, and has no memory of the moments just before[...]
May 15, 2015 7:05pm | 22 views | source: Google / Springfield News Sun

Could technology have prevented train crash? - WKMG Orlando
price | texas |
No matter what caused Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 to derail as it rounded a bend in Philadelphia, it looks like technology could have prevented the crash, a top transportation official said. ... Illinois; BNSF on 115 miles of track from Fort [...]
May 14, 2015 10:09pm | 18 views | source: Google / WKMG Orlando

Amtrak's funding cut after fatal Philadelphia crash - Greenwich Time
springfield | illinois |
Emergency personnel gather near the scene of a deadly train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, after a fatal Amtrak derailment Tuesday night, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Federal investigators arrived Wednesday to determine why an Amtra[...]
May 14, 2015 02:41am | 14 views | source: Google / Greenwich Time

Oil train rules challenged by Illinois municipalities - Belleville News-Democrat
fairview heights | illinois |
Two Illinois municipalities are challenging new train safety rules they say would allow the continued use of oil and ethanol tank cars known to fail during accidents. An attorney for the Village of Barrington and city of Aurora, both near Chicago ...[...]
May 14, 2015 00:57am | 6 views | source: Google / Belleville News-Democrat

Investigators piecing together facts of deadly train crash - wivb
illinois | 7 |
wivb.comInvestigators have begun the careful process of putting together the pieces of what led to the fatal crash. Deborah Hersman, also a former NTSB chairman, said the '?recorders'? will give investigators good information on braking, throttle pos[...]
May 13, 2015 11:13pm | 23 views | source: Yahoo

Amtrak: Cut in state subsidy would mean fewer Illinois trains - Belleville News-Democrat
fairview heights | illinois |
The crash Tuesday night of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia forced the CEO of the passenger rail company to cancel an appearance Wednesday before an Illinois House committee, where he was scheduled to testify against a proposed $16 million cut in the [...]
May 13, 2015 5:24pm | 1 view | source: Google / Belleville News-Democrat

Amtrak Train Derails, Cars Roll In Philadelphia; At Least 5 Killed - Peoria Public Radio
peoria | illinois |
Nutter said 120 emergency personnel responded soon after the crash happened at about 9:38 p.m., and a police official said about 200 police officers eventually responded. The first firefighters on the scene found two people under the train, an offici[...]
May 13, 2015 11:24am | 39 views | source: Google / Peoria Public Radio

Why Amtrak trains derail - Washington Post
new orleans | louisiana |
1, a southbound passenger train operating on the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and New Orleans, Louisiana, derailed near Salem, Illinois, on June 10, 1971,'? the National Transportation Safety Board reported. '?Tw[...]
May 13, 2015 11:16am | 21 views | source: Google / Washington Post

Older Illinois Reports by Our Users

Train at dead stop
Antioch | Illinois | Grimm Rd
train running parallel to 83 is at a dead stop for 15 minutes now [...]
May 09, 2015 12:08pm | By melpete87 | 58 views |

stopped train for 25 min so far
Antioch | Illinois | Grimm Rd
Stopped train for 25 min so far[...]
Mar 23, 2015 5:12pm | By anonymous | 37 views |

fuster cluck
Plainfield | Illinois | Street
SO bound 126 before 59 at a standstill, can't tell if it's cuz of a train or what but don't come this way![...]
Nov 27, 2014 2:04pm | By anonymous | 70 views |

amtrack vs. pedestrian
Rantoul | Illinois | Street
Train vs. Pedestrian amtrack from champaign to chicago pedestrian strikes side of train. The conductor reports he was alert and talking. Heavy delay for my connecting train[...]
Apr 08, 2014 9:11pm | By oops | 91 views |

Train crash
Grayslake | Illinois | Lake St & Hillside
A Canadian National freight train hit a car or pedestrian at the tracks near Lake st and Hillside in the town of Grayslake and reports are that there is a fatality involved.[...]
Mar 17, 2014 09:18am | By Andy | 1533 views | 2

Train and Car with fatality
Round Lake | Illinois | And Cedar Lake
All trains have stopped outbound from Chicago at Grayslake due to collision at the railroad crossing in Round Lake. [...]
Jan 22, 2014 8:08pm | By Gclark | 265 views |

Train blocking 173
Antioch | Illinois |
Train blocking Rt.173 just west of Rt.83 CN says Grass Lake Rd. Is open. CN railroad radio reveals possible derailment [...]
Dec 13, 2013 10:40am | By william smith | 159 views |

Stopped traffic
Harvey | Illinois | E 147th St
Train has been stopped for 20 minutes. No one is moving![...]
Nov 13, 2013 4:06pm | By Jeanelle | 45 views |

Train accident
Wilmington | Illinois | 264 Mill St
Train ht vehicle - vehicle injuries - train passengers ok[...]
Jul 12, 2013 8:31pm | By K | 1200 views |

Freight Train Accident
Macomb | Illinois | Train Tracks
We are riding Amtrak from Quincy, IL on our way to Chicago & there is apparently an accident on the train tracks just outside of Macomb, IL. A car was struck by a freight train & now all trains are indefinatly delayed.[...]
Feb 09, 2013 05:29am | By Chief_19_98 | 270 views |

Freight Train Accident
Macomb | Illinois | Train Tracks
We are riding Amtrak from Quincy, IL on our way to Chicago & there is apparently an accident on the train tracks just outside of Macomb, IL. A car was struck by a freight train & now all trains are indefinatly delayed.[...]
Feb 09, 2013 05:26am | By Chief_19_98 | 109 views |

QUESTION | Granite City | Illinois |
november 15, 1992. train hit chevy impala???[...]
| By krista12264 | 155 views |

QUESTION | Des Plaines | Illinois |
how many fatal train accidents have occurred at Miner Rd. and River Road in DesPlaines, IL.[...]
| By FM | 217 views |

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