Archive for March, 2017

At least 10 freight train cars derail in Lake Forest

March 15, 2017 | WLS | LAKE FOREST, Ill. — A freight train derailed early Wednesday in north suburban Lake Forest. At least 10 cars from the Union Pacific train derailed about 3:10 a.m. near Route 41 and West Deerpath Road, according to a statement from Lake Forest police. No hazardous materials were found leaking […]

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3 tank cars remain in Iowa creek after fiery derailment

3 tank cars remain in Iowa creek after fiery derailment

March 13, 2017 | ABC News| Authorities say three tanker cars containing ethanol remain in a rural creek, three days after a fiery train derailment in northwestern Iowa. Environmental specialist Amber Wolf with the Iowa Natural Resources Department said Monday that the fire finally went out midday Sunday. The blaze erupted after the derailment around […]

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Derailment prompts call for quicker replacement of old cars

March 11, 2017 | Beloit Daily News | “God forbid this happens in a community or with people sitting in their cars waiting for the train to go by. It’s not like we haven’t seen that kind of tragedy before,” said Karen Darch, co-chair of an Illinois-based coalition of local officials, called TRAC, that has […]

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UPDATE: Freight train derailment and fire in Palo Alto County, IA

March 8, 2017 | KTIV | Palo Alto County, IA (KTIV) – Flames could be seen at least eight miles from the scene of a train derailment in Palo Alto County. The fire broke out in the early hours Friday morning. “Ten minutes to 1:00am we had received calls to a fire. When the emergency responders […]

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Official: Fire still burning hours after Iowa derailment

Official: Fire still burning hours after Iowa derailment

March 11, 2017 | ABC News| A fire sparked by the derailment of a freight train hauling ethanol through rural northwest Iowa continued to burn strong nearly 15 hours later, but appears not to be leaking any significant amounts of ethanol into a creek at the site, an Iowa environmental official said Friday. “There was […]

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State Police: ‘Close To A Miracle’ More People Weren’t Hurt In Newburgh Train Derailment

March 8, 2017 | CBS New York | NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — It was “close to a miracle” that more people didn’t get hurt when a CSX freight train derailed in Newburgh after colliding with an articulating boom lift, a New York State Police captain said Wednesday. Crews are continuing efforts to remove the derailed […]

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