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Freight train derails near 95th Street

No injuries were reported from a freight train derailment this afternoon near the 2100 block of East 95th Street. Several tank cars left the track and a Level I Haz Mat was requested. The cleanup process is underway.

TIm Olk is on the scene and submitted these images.

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A tank car with an unknown cargo is off the tracks. Tim Olk photo

freight train derails on Chicago's southsude

Heavy equipment is brought in to remove the tank cars. Tim Olk photo

freight train derails on Chicago's southsude

Several cars need to be removed. Tim Olk photo

freight train derails on Chicago's southsude

Multiple tank cars derailed and there is considerable damage to the track. Tim Olk photo

 

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Chicago Train Derailment 9-2-12

Tim Olk responded to a train derailment on Chicago’s south side Sunday morning.

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The Chicago Tribune wrote the following:

The train derailed on the city’s Southwest Side early Sunday morning, leaving many without power but nobody injured, according to Chicago police.

Police said the derailment happened near Rockwell and 83rd streets. One train ran into another that wasn’t moving and the collision resulted in a derailment on an adjacent track, according to a CSX spokesman.

The complete Chicago Tribune article is  HERE.

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Train derailment with fire in Northbrook (update)

At 5PM, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that:

A second body has been found in a car that was buried by debris and wreckage from a train derailment and bridge collapse near Northbrook, officials said.

Officials initially said no one was injured when the train hauling coal derailed on Union Pacific tracks near Willow Road and Shermer Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.  But this morning, crews spotted the bumper of a car and dug around it with shovels, officials said.

Officials on the scene initially said one body was inside but were checking for other victims. Later, officials said a second body had been found in the car. Their identities have not been released, but officials said one of them is a man.

The car, with the bodies inside, was loaded onto a flatbed truck and taken to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The car was discovered at about 10 a.m., Globerger said. The crews had been working through the night since 5 p.m. Wednesday. “With 27 rail cars, full of coal, there was no way to get in to discover the car until this morning,” Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said. “Keep in mind, we’re talking tons (of debris), here.”

He said crews would continue looking for any other victims.

The entire article with a video can be found HERE.

Images from the scene can be found HERE.

 

 

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Train derailment with fire in Northbrook

The Northbrook Fire Department received calls for a train derailment at the bridge over Shermer Road just south of Willow Road around 1:30PM on Wednesday. First arriving units were Glenview Engine 8 and Northbrook Tower 12, and they found a brush fire along the road. Multiple coal cars derailed and spilled coal from the overpass to the street below. The bridge, which was rebuilt in November of 2009 after the last derailment at that site, was destroyed.

There were no injuries and officials believe that there were no cars under the bridge at the time of the accident.

A Box Alarm was struck for manpower due to the excessive heat, but the companies were released without going to work.

Tim Olk made it to the scene before the fire was out and will submit images later.

Larry Shapiro arrived later and submitted several images of the scene from both sides of the bridge.

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Northbrook Tower 12 is extended to offer a position to view the overall scene and damage. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

With the bulk of the devastation as a back drop, a firefighter uses a hand line to douse the area that had been burning. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Looking south on Shermer Road, what was once an overpass is now a pile of coal and rail cars. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Glenview Engine 8 was the first engine on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Looking south on Shermer Road, what was once an overpass is now a pile of coal and rail cars. Larry Shapiro photo

train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Looking north on Shermer from the opposite side of the bridge. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Damage to the track is visible along with derailed cars. Larry Shapiro photo

 

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

This bridge had been rebuilt in November of 2009 following a previous derail train. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

Another view looking northwest from the south side of the bridge. Larry Shapiro photo

freight train derailment in Northbrook 7-4-12

A panoramic view of the scene from south. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images from this incident can be found HERE.

The previous derailment from November 2, 2009 can be seen HERE, and reports HERE and HERE.

A view of the incident in 2009.

train derailment in Northbrook

An aerial panoramic of the derailment scene on November 2, 2009. Larry Shapiro photo

This was also the site of a similar derailment 38 years ago.

train derailment in Northbrook

A derailed train at the same bridge 38 years ago. Larry Shapiro photo

train derailment in Northbrook

another view of the scene 38 years ago. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Three freight trains collide and derail in Northwest Indiana – update

The cleanup has begun at the site of the train collision and derailment in Northwest Indiana which occurred yesterday. Tim Olk visited the crash site today and submitted a few images of the scene.

train crash and derailment in Porter County IN

After clearing sections of track, heavy equipment moves in to clear the containers and cars from the crash site. Tim Olk photo

train crash and derailment in Porter County IN

The recovery company is utilizing a private farm to stage their equipment and the damaged rail cars prior to removal or demolition. Tim Olk photo

train crash and derailment in Porter County IN

A rail car behind an engine burns at the crash site as workers assemble to remove the debris and rebuild the track. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery HERE with more images.

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Three freight trains collide and derail in Northwest Indiana

The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE about a collision which eventually involved three separate freight trains in Porter County, Indiana. Early reports are incomplete but mention fires, minor injuries to the crew, and many cars derailed.

Three freight trains collided in Porter County, Ind. this afternoon, according to sheriff’s authorities.

The trains crashed at 1:18 p.m. in Porter County, 600 north and 500 east, northeast Valparaiso, according to Porter County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lynn Williams.

The accident involved a collision, derailment, fire and possible chemical spill, according to officials.

As of 3 p.m. firefighters were still trying to extinguish the subsequent fire that erupted.

WGN TV has a live video feed which can be viewed HERE.

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Train Derailment near Elgin

Scene photo from Tim Olk at 2PM

Canadian National train derailment

The Class 3 ARFF from the West Chicago at the DuPage County Airport is working at the scene. Tim Olk photo

 

Scene photo from Tim Olk at 1PM

Canadian national train derailment

Firefighters advance a hand line towards the still burning tank cars. Tim Olk photo

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Metra says service on its Milwaukee West Line may not be back to normal until Friday, at the earliest, because of a fiery freight train derailment near Elgin.

All trains have been blocked on the line since at least 12 cars of a Canadian National train derailed at about 5:30 a.m. today in an industrial area at 31 West 504 Spaulding near Elgin and Bartlett. Three of the cars caught fire, but there were no injuries and no evacuations.

Officials said the train was carrying three chemicals — sodium hydroxide, ferrous sulfate and organic acid — but they were not on the cars that caught fire. Bartlett police said two of the burning cars carried fiberboard and scrap metal and the third was empty.

Canadian National Train Derailment

A camera phone photo from Tim Olk shows fire continuing to burn in at least one car.

Canadian National Train Derailment

Two tower ladders are working at the train derailment. Tim Olk photo

The Chicago Sun-Times has a report with video HERE

Radioman911 submitted this summary

2011/11/03 Bartlett (Elgin FD) Freight Train Derailment w/ Fire and HazMat. 3 non-hazmat cars involved in fire. Chemicals involved in the derailment included ferrous sulfate, organic acid, and sodium hydroxide solution. Derailment site was in an industrial area near W. Bartlett Rd. w/ of Rt. 59.

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