Train Blown Off Bridge During Thunderstorm
It's early in the season, but we've already gotten several examples of Mother Nature's power with storms and tornadoes here in our area. Other places across the U.S. are getting a taste of the same thing.
Case in point, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Monday morning around 10:30:
Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails Near Galena
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting authorities to suggest that everyone within 1 mile evacuate, authorities said. Only two people did so.
BNSF Railway spokesman Andy Williams says the train derailed around …
Genoa Leaders Continue to Dream Amtrak
CHICAGO (AP) — One northeastern Illinois community hasn't given up its dream of becoming an Amtrak stop.
The DeKalb Daily Chronicle cites leaders in Genoa as holding out hope despite losing some battles in the long fight to be selected as a stop for passenger-train service...
Officials Consider Stricter Safety Regulations on Trains
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says Illinois could be the next site of an oil train derailment if safety standards aren’t improved.
Durbin met with federal transportation officials and Illinois mayors to discuss proposed rules on trains carrying crude o…