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Coal. Looks like another mess for  'em ta clean up.

Train derails near Chicago; no injuries reported

Posted: Jul 04, 2012 1:48 PM PDT Updated: Jul 04, 2012 3:38 PM PDT

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) - A Union Pacific spokesman says a freight train has derailed and a bridge over a stretch of road has collapsed in the northern Chicago suburbs.

Mark Davis says 27 cars of a 138-car freight train derailed about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. He says the three-engine train was carrying coal from an eastern Wyoming mine to a utility in Wisconsin. Davis says the bridge was 86 feet long.

Glenview police responded to the scene near the borders of Glenview and Northbrook but did not immediately provide any information.

Davis says no injuries were reported. He says some dry vegetation in the area caught fire.

Davis says the incident happened on a rail line not used by Chicago commuter services.

Union Pacific is investigating the cause of the derailment.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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Another empty coal train....

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Phreddie, that's another derailed coal train. Snippy's told you, I've told you, what's it going to take?

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I need to see it in writing from some other source than LAMCO former and current wage slaves.

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Freddie Krueger wrote:

I need to see it in writing from some other source than LAMCO former and current wage slaves.


You've seen it from us.  None of the others matter.  The LAMCO way is the ONLY way.  Variances will not be tolerated.



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Thank you for expressing it so faithfully and succinctly, *cy*.

Snippy appreciates your loyalty to The LAMCO Way; The ONLY Way. Safety is our heritage; Service is our future.

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Looks like Uncle Pete was really keeping this overpass in tip-top shape. No need to worry about it now...

http://goo.gl/maps/buwB

http://goo.gl/maps/CpPr


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I see how it is. Now I am really doubting it.

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It was, no doubt, the C&NW's fault for not repairing it before Uncle Pete swallowed them up. They gave them a structure with maintenance issues.


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Shit! Numerous structures in Chicago look like that. Not just on the UP either.

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Cosmetic.  No effect on the load bearing capacity of the structure.

Good for another 100 years.

 



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This isn't turning out so well:

2 bodies inside car found in wreckage from train derailment

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.

Shortly before 1 p.m., workers could be seen clearing off what appeared to be the windshield, then covering the area with a blue tarp.

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.


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Also, here's a link to the article, if you want to see the pics of coal stacked anywhere. One pic shows one of LAMCO's fine Triple CrownŠ trains passing by.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/glenview/ct-met-glenview-derailment-report-20130723,0,863250.story

Federal report pinpoints cause of fatal Glenview derailment as heat

By Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune reporter

6:25 AM CDT, July 23, 2013

A federal report has pinpointed heat as the likely cause of last summer's fatal train derailment on a north suburban bridge after a stretch of track shifted out of alignment in triple-digit temperatures.

Video showed a "track alignment anomaly" about 15 feet south of the Shermer Road Bridge along the Glenview-Northbrook border before a Union Pacific train derailed, collapsing the viaduct over the road on July 4, 2012, according to a report issued recently by the Federal Railroad Administration. The report names the likely cause as a misalignment of track caused by warping from heat.

The day after the train hauling coal derailed, rescue crews found Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife, Zorine, 70, dead in a car buried in the wreckage.

The report does not place blame for the derailment, and Union Pacific has not changed any procedures in the accident's wake, spokesman Mark Davis said.

The report notes that on the morning of the crash, a railroad maintenance employee spotted what he thought was a bent weld in the track and, because he wasn't qualified to inspect tracks, called for a supervisor. That supervisor was working his way toward the spot, inspecting the tracks in the hot weather, but didn't make it to the bridge before the derailment, the report says.

The Lindner family's lawsuit against the railroad is still pending, said Bob Clifford, the family's attorney. He noted that the first anniversary of the accident just passed and said family of the Glenview couple is "upset" about the case's slow progress.

Area business owners have voiced frustration at being isolated by the blocked road. Glenview Deputy Village Manager Don Owen said he hopes the road will reopen by the end of December. The railroad has agreed to pay roughly $10 million to repair the bridge, he said.



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