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Recent Illinois train Reports From The News

Fatal Train-Truck Collision - Alton Daily News
illinois | 17 |
Alton Daily NewsThe driver of the truck was the lone victim and only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident just after 2pm Tuesday near the Madison-Bond County line. Illinois State Police are withholding the name of the 35-year-old male vi[...]
Mar 27, 2015 11:40am | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Train crashes into tractor-trailer; at least 55 hurt - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) - An Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured.[...]
Mar 26, 2015 10:56pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

Spate of oil train derailments raises safety concerns
illinois | 17 |
WASHINGTON - Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling... more '?[...]
Mar 26, 2015 10:46pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Pickup truck struck by train at rail crossing, driver killed - fox2now
Route 143 |
143
fox2now.comAccording to Trooper Calvin Dye Jr., a state police spokesman, the accident occurred just before 2:15 p.m. on Illinois Route 143 at Railroad Crossing Road, located along the line between Madison and Bond counties. Investigators believe the[...]
Mar 26, 2015 5:17pm | 45 views | source: Yahoo

Official: Solvent leak after Texas train derailment - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
texas |
VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say about a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker.[...]
Mar 25, 2015 10:15pm | 10 views | source: Yahoo

22 US senators call for more federal money for oil-by-rail safety measures - Lynchburg News and Advance
elizabeth | west virginia |
'?In light of several tragic accidents involving crude-by-rail trains - including the most recent derailments and explosions of tanker cars carrying crude oil in West Virginia and Illinois - communities stretching across our country from the Midwest [...]
Mar 25, 2015 3:39pm | 1 view | source: Google / Lynchburg News and Advance

CTA to Replace Blue Line Escalator One Year After Accident - NBC Chicago
chicago | illinois |
A year after a runaway Blue Line train tore through the station at O'Hare airport, the station's escalator still hasn't been repaired, forcing arriving O'Hare passengers to struggle with luggage to the platform below. The accident, during the early .[...]
Mar 24, 2015 11:08pm | 8 views | source: Google / NBC Chicago

AP sources: Navy SEAL dies in California training accident - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
california | 9 |
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - A Navy SEAL was killed when his parachute malfunctioned during training in Southern California on Wednesday, Navy officials said.[...]
Mar 24, 2015 9:05pm | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Official: Solvent leak after Texas train derailment - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois | 7 |
VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say about a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker.[...]
Mar 23, 2015 4:22pm | 12 views | source: Yahoo


Railway now says 21 cars derailed from oil train in Illinois
ohio |
BNSF Railway now says a total of 21 cars derailed in an accident involving an oil train in western Illinois, and that a resulting fire continues to burn.[...]
Mar 23, 2015 4:20pm | 18 views | source: Yahoo

US oil train accidents won't go away any time soon - Business Insider
illinois | 7 |
Business InsiderWhen a train derailed in Illinois earlier this month, hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude threatened the Mississippi River. quebec lac megantic crude oil train deraillment Ryan Remiorz / ReutersWorkers work on the site of the tr[...]
Mar 21, 2015 11:50am | 17 views | source: Yahoo

BNSF Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails Near Illinois City
illinois |
GALENA, Ill. - The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials sa[...]
Mar 19, 2015 5:32pm | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Truck driver involved in Amtrak crash has history of traffic citations
illinois |
Court records show the truck driver whose oversized rig derailed an Amtrak passenger train and injured 55 people is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations.[...]
Mar 17, 2015 04:18am | 19 views | source: Yahoo

Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars
illinois |
The 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.[...]
Mar 16, 2015 8:56pm | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Green: Anti-pipeliners aren't helping - Regina Leader-Post
troy | virginia |
The most recent spills and explosions in Illinois, West Virginia and Ontario all involved long oil trains of about 100 cars. ... And, rail and roadways, by intent, pass through major population centres putting more people at risk when an accident hap[...]
Mar 16, 2015 12:49pm | 20 views | source: Google / Regina Leader-Post

Oil by rail: Anti-pipeliners aren't helping - Regina Leader-Post
troy | virginia |
The most recent spills and explosions in Illinois, West Virginia and Ontario all involved long oil trains of about 100 cars. ... And, rail and roadways, by intent, pass through major population centres putting more people at risk when an accident hap[...]
Mar 16, 2015 12:04pm | 17 views | source: Google / Regina Leader-Post

1 killed after Vandalia train accident - KSDK
illinois | Street |
KSDKThe incident happened on 8th Street just before 6 p.m. on Saturday. The victim's name or gender has not been released. The accident occurred just blocks away from another train crash that killed four people in October. A woman and three children [...]
Mar 16, 2015 07:09am | 20 views | source: Yahoo

1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois - Chicago Tribune
chicago | illinois |
The woman died in the crash about 9:30 a... Alton, Ill., firefighters plan how to extricate a woman from her Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck Sunday morning March 15, 2015, after it was hit at the Washington Avenue railroad crossing by a northbound Amtrak[...]
Mar 15, 2015 8:36pm | 3 views | source: Google / Chicago Tribune

TV-6 Investigates: flammable trains in downtown Davenport - KWQC-TV6
illinois | Street |
KWQC-TV6DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Flames burst into the sky one week ago in Galena, Illinois after an oil train derailed and caught fire. The clean up is still underway, but ... They're using tank cars that are prone to puncture when they crash. Daven[...]
Mar 13, 2015 03:16am | 19 views | source: Yahoo

Ashton Man Killed in Train Accident - WIFR
illinois | IL- |
WIFRASHTON (WIFR) -- Police say a man is dead after getting hit by a train in Lee County. Police say 22-year-old Andrew Ruiz from Ashton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lee County Coroner's Office. Police believe Ruiz was walking along the ra[...]
Mar 13, 2015 02:09am | 25 views | source: Yahoo

Stop crude oil 'bomb trains' - Workers World
harrisburg | pennsylvania |
March 7 - In the past three days, two trains carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in North America, one March 5 in northwestern Illinois near the Mississippi River and one March 7 in Gogama, Ontario, the second such incident in Canada in three ..[...]
Mar 13, 2015 00:25am | 33 views | source: Google / Workers World

Correction: Oil Train Derailment-Illinois story - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois | -53 |
GALENA, Ill. (AP) - In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons.[...]
Mar 12, 2015 10:14pm | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Older Illinois Reports by Our Users

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 | 8 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 | 63 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 | 83 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 | 1519 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 | 258 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 | 145 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 | 44 views |


Train accident
Wilmington | Illinois | 264 Mill St
Train ht vehicle - vehicle injuries - train passengers ok[...]
Jul 12, 2013 8:31pm | By K | 1195 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 | 257 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 | 98 views |


Question
QUESTION | Granite City | Illinois |
november 15, 1992. train hit chevy impala???[...]
| By krista12264 | 153 views |

Question
QUESTION | Des Plaines | Illinois |
how many fatal train accidents have occurred at Miner Rd. and River Road in DesPlaines, IL.[...]
| By FM | 209 views |

IL Live Chat
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