Cellphone video from commuter that was on the train platform near Metra 609 that struck a vehicle on southbound River Road. Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a report of a crash at the train crossing near Des Plaines River Road and Miner Street to find an overturned car fully-involved in flames. A man […]
View of a pileup of railroad cars behind a strip mall on the southeast corner of Willow and Shermer Road. Two freight trains were involved in a major train derailment near Shermer and Willow Road just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday. The derailment involved up to 20 train cars and was also near Glenview to the […]
Metra commuter rail news promoted on Channel 7’s WLS-TV news ticker outside the studio. A new metrarail.com website arrives Wednesday, September 9, 2009 with several major enhancements. The features and enhancements include … Ticket-by-Internet Fare Calculator Interactive Maps Station-to-Station Schedules Service Updates With the My Metra account, you can … Manage your online Metra account […]
Commuting Info: Arlingtoncards.com/commute | Arlingtoncards.com/trainsTrainspotting: Arlingtoncardinal.net/trains from the Chicago area & around the world …Union Pacific 3985 just west of O’Hare International Airport. A train column for kids and kids at heart. Check Arlingtoncardinal.net/trains for pictures and video of trains from the Chicago area and around the world. Photos and videos about trains, train engines, […]
Metra 657 arrives westbound at 8:16 p.m., December 4, 2007. Metra 660 arrives eastbound at 9:32 p.m. A pretty, snowy night in December with holiday decorations displayed at the Arlington Heights downtown train station near Vail and Northwest Highway in downtown Arlington Heights. Crossing grade bells and train bell clearly heard … The westbound 657 […]
Thanksgiving Day - Patchy fog early in the morning. Light rain likely and patchy drizzle early in the morning...then light rain in the late morning and afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 90 percent.
Tonight - Cloudy. Brief light showers in the evening...then intermittent light showers and a chance of drizzle after midnight. Evening lows in the upper 40s in the suburbs...but in the lower 50s downtown with slowly rising temperatures overnight. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.
Thursday Night - Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Then temperatures becoming steady or slowly rising. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening becoming west with gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.