| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Trains have resumed running on the Union Pacific railroad tracks over Shermer Road in north suburban Northbrook following Wednesday's train derailment. The tracks now run over a makeshift gravel embankment over Shermer Road, where the viaduct collapsed...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:17 AM
A Union Pacific train headed from Colby, Kan., to Corpus Christi, Texas, has derailed in eastern Kansas, sending three cars into a small river but causing no injuries.
- Click here to see photos of the derailment
Railroad spokesman Mark Davis says...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Police urge traffic to avoid 29th Street North, east of Broadway, after a train derailment early Sunday. A freight train slipped off the tracks near 29th and Emporia Circle, and traffic was blocked eastbound and westbound.
No injuries were reported,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:36 AM
A second Earlham College student injured during a train accident in Richmond has died.
Earlham College announced that Lenore Edwards passed away. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office (Ohio) alerted Richmond police about the death. Edwards, who is...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Two people suffered minor injuries when a CTA train derailed in the Orange Line rail yard at Midway Airport Friday morning, officials said
The train derailed around 2:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 59th Street, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:29 PM
MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts.
As witnesses and police later put it, Michaels hero mode kicked...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:05 AM
GOSHEN – Police say suicide was the cause of a deadly train-pedestrian collision in Goshen that killed a New Paris man Sunday night.
Goshen police say shortly before 8 p.m., officers learned about a pedestrian who was struck by a freight train...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
All South Shore train service was temporarily suspended because of a CN freight train derailment at Broadway in Gary north of the South Shore tracks.
Hazmat was called to the scene to clean up a gas leak from the derailment. Hazmat crews have since...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:03 AM
The March 17, 1953, issue of The Interior Journal features the intriguing headline “Train wreck injures five slightly.”
It’s odd to think of a train wreck being “slight” in any way — it seems similar to saying a...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours.
The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:19 AM
SOUTH BEND – People trying to ride the South Shore Railroad Monday morning were forced to find another ride.
That’s because a South Shore train derailed in Michigan City.
That derailment suspended all South Shore service between South Bend...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Trains are running again on the South Shore Line after a derailment in Michigan City fouled up most of the morning commute.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District said it expected normal westbound service to resume with the No. 14 train...