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Tag Archive | "Union Pacific"

Stuck Railroad Gates Mean Hazards and Inconveniences for Arlington Heights Residents, Workers in Town

Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:00 AM Monday of malfunctioning Union Pacific railroad gates at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Train gates in downtown Arlington Heights were stuck in the down position again in downtown Arlington Heights early Monday morning, January 27, 2014. Recently the gates have been stuck […]

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Metra Board Member Arlene Mulder Chastizes Union Pacific For Railroad’s Poor Performance During Snow, Record Cold

Union Pacific Railroad regional Vice President David Connell, addressed the Metra board Friday morning January 17, 2014 and apologized for poor railroad performance on Monday, Jan. 6, when Metra riders were left stranded at the Clybourn stop in subzero temperatures. Monday morning weather on January 6, 2014 brought a new record low of -16 degrees […]

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Lawtell Train Derailment: Transportation of Highly Flammable and Corrosive Chemicals Between Lake Charles and New Orleans

Gov. Jindal Addresses train derailment in Lawtell in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Police and firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when at least 26 cars derailed in Lawtell, Louisiana about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. There are no fatalities and no injuries, but three cars are leaking three different chemicals. One car is leaking […]

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New Arlington Heights Police Headquarters Should Combine with 9-1-1 Center Facility Away from Railroad

Take a good look at the Google satellite view of our 9-1-1 center, Northwest Central Dispatch at 1975 East Davis Street. Does anything look a little vulnerable? At the end of one of the most desolate roadways in Arlington Heights sits the 9-1-1 center for eleven police agencies* — Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove […]

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Reckless Driver Eastbound on Railroad Tracks from Palatine Is Captured in Mount Prospect

NEWS FLASH: Railroad tracks shred tires, as in this case of a Buick driven eastbound on the Union Pacific Northwest Line of Metra during the morning rush hour Monday. Palatine police and Arlington Heights police received an alert about 6:00 a.m. Monday to be on the lookout for for a reckless driver eastbound on Northwest […]

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Traffic Grounded: Metra/Union Pacific Gates Jam Downtown Arlington Heights Evening Rush

UPDATE: Union Pacific Metra Northwest Line train gates reported functioning normally at about 6:46 p.m. Thursday, according to police on the scene, but were stuck down again about 7:00 p.m. with Union Pacific reporting they are still working on the repairs. Metra, the commuter train service that brags they’re ‘The way to really fly’, gave […]

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Car Stuck on Railroad Tracks Friday Night at Northwest Highway and Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and Hillside Towing responded about 10:36 p.m. Friday to a report of a car that turned from Euclid Avenue onto the railroad tracks instead of Northwest Highway. The vehicle was described as a silver Toyota Corolla. The car was cleared from the railroad tracks by about 11:03 p.m. Friday.

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Trouble Sleeping to Train Horns Overnight Friday – Saturday? UP/Metra Railroad Gates Stuck Up

VIDEO: Metra train on northwest line downtown Arlington Heights were required to signal with long blasts of train horn because railroad gates were stuck in the down position overnight Friday/Saturday. Arlington Heights police discovered about 12:05 a.m. Saturday that the gates were stuck in the down position from Euclid Avenue to Arlington Heights Road along […]

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Metra Train #659 Stopped: Train vs. Pedestrian Incident at Rohlwing Rd and Union Pacific Tracks

Union Pacific Northwest Line Trains Stopped After Pedestrian Incident Rolling Meadows and Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:34 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a train vs. pedestrian incident at the Union Pacific railroad tracks and Rohlwing Road at the boundary of Palatine and Rolling Meadows. Metra reports outbound Train #659 was stopped after […]

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Criminal Damage to Property/Gang Graffiti at Union Pacific Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti reported Wednesday at the pedestrian underpass between Northwest Highway and Davis Street, near Bristol. Arlington Heights police received a report about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday of criminal damage to property at the pedestrian underpass to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks northwest line near Bristol and Davis. Police received a report of gang graffiti at the […]

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History of Violations: Kazimierz Karasek, Driver of Truck That Violated Railroad Crossing Gate, Crashed with Metra Train in Mount Prospect

Police investigators released the identity of Kazimierz Karasek, 59, while the ABC7 I-Team discovered that Karasek had a history of a DUI charge, a wrong way driving charge, a failure to yield to avoid an accident charge, and several other moving violations.

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USN Sailor Chase Church, Killed By Metra Train at Green Bay Rd and Highwood Ave, Highwood

View Larger Map Green Bay Road and Highwood Avenue, Highwood, Illinois — scene of fatal train accident with pedestrian United States Navy graduate Chase Church. UPDATE: The identity of the pedestrian struck by a Metra train has been released. Chase Church of Laguna Niguel, California, a United States Navy graduate, was with a group of […]

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