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Date: 11/03/11 04:35
derailment in Illinois
Author: NS9850

Fox news just broadcast a breaking news story on a derailment in Illinois. If they have their facts straight, and that's a big if this early, it appears to be a collision between two trains and a fire.



Date: 11/03/11 04:36
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: KB5WK

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-fiery-freight-train-derailment-near-elgin-metra-delayed-20111103,0,1017464.story

Still early. Only reporting a derailment. I assume more details to come.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/11 04:38 by KB5WK.



Date: 11/03/11 05:38
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: a737flyer

Now reporting eight cars of CN on the ground and the video on the Chicago Tribune stry above now shows a very large fire.



Date: 11/03/11 05:45
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: CShaveRR

Location (Spalding) suggests that the derailment occurred on the former EJ&E, fouling the Metra line. I guess we should get some sort of overhead view with daybreak.

Carl Shaver
Lombard, IL



Date: 11/03/11 06:05
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: mp208

must be right at the diamonds?



Date: 11/03/11 07:11
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: stevelv

mp208 Wrote:
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> must be right at the diamonds?

Looks that way from this photo. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Trains-Collide-in-Bartlett-133141208.html



Date: 11/03/11 09:06
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: chico

supposedly CN train A491.

chico
http://www.heartlandrails.com



Date: 11/03/11 09:42
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: GenePoon

Media now reporting eighteen cars. An earlier NBC report that the incident was a collision has been changed to
omit such mention.



Date: 11/03/11 14:25
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: sevenbrewer

Media now reports 22 cars derailed, 3 had caught fire. No hazardous chemicals burned, just some fiberboard.



Date: 11/03/11 16:08
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: Milwaukee

Good thing the old Spaulding depot was no longer in use. It would have been buried by the derailment or burned by the fire. It was at the NW corner of the diamond. The old tower (now at the Illinois Railway Museum) was located at the SE corner of that diamond.



Date: 11/04/11 13:33
Re: derailment in Illinois
Author: Castle_Romeo

Inside sources point to a broken rail as the cause.



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