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Tag Archive | "Union Pacific"

Power Failure in Downtown; Train Gates Stuck Down in Downtown Arlington Heights After Storms

Arlington Heights police responded about 1:11 PM Thursday May 3, 2018 to a report that all train gates were down at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that all train gates in downtown Arlington Heights were malfunctioning in the down position. Parts of downtown Arlington Heights were without […]

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Railroad Crossing Closure: Maintenance on Vail Ave Downtown Arlington Heights Monday April 9-Thursday April 19, 2018

The Vail Avenue railroad crossing, located just south of the intersection of Vail Avenue and Northwest Highway, will be closed for scheduled Union Pacific maintenance work. The anticipated closure dates are Monday, April 9th at 9 AM through Thursday, April 19th at 3 PM. The Vail Avenue crossing is the furthest west railraod crossing in […]

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Arlington Heights Traffic Trouble: Broken Railroad Rail Closes Vail Ave About 5 Hours; Water Main Break Delays at Wilke and Euclid

Cold Winter weather may have taken its toll on the roads in Arlington Heights Tuesday, December 26, 2017. About 9:00 a.m. Union Pacific needed to close Vail Avenue at Northwest Highway at about 8:55 a.m. to repair a broken rail. The railroad crossing was re-opened about 1:50 p.m. About 1:29 p.m. a water main break […]

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Water Main Break Under Railroad Track on Kensington Rd East of Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

Westbound Kensington Road just east of Northwest Highway was closed this afternoon after Union Pacific Railroad reported a sinkhole on the access line to Heller Lumber. Railroad cars were delivering product to Heller Lumber when the sinkhole was discovered. A leaking and broken water main was located near or right under the railroad track that […]

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Gates Down at Northwest Highway and Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 8:02 AM Saturday to a report of gates stuck down at Euclid Avenue and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police reported the railroad gates were stuck down about a 20-minute duration before Union Pacific railroad workers responded to repair the gates. The gates have been stuck in the down position […]

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Metra Trains Stopped on Union Pacific Northwest Line, Vehicle Stuck Under Bridge at Northwest Highway and Davis Street, Arlington Heights

UPDATE: Inbound (eastbound) Metra train passed over bridge about 8:17 a.m. At 8:40 a.m. an outbound (westbound) Metra train was still halted just east of the railroad bridge at Davis Street and Northwest Highway. Outbound train (westbound) train passed over bridge at 8:47 a.m. + + + Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:54 […]

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What If a “Bomb Train” Derailed at the Railroad Bridge at Northwest Highway and Davis St, Arlington Heights?

Stalled freight train in downtown Arlington Heights consisted of one tanker car with Di-Methyl Sulfate, one tanker car with N-Propanol, two unmarked tanker cars, and one tanker car that was not observed close up. Trains known as “bomb trains” have been nicknamed because of their black, torpedo-shaped tanks that are filled with potentially explosive crude […]

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Stalled Freight Train at Metra Train Station Reveals a Common, Highly Toxic Hazardous Material in White Tanker Car

A stalled freight train Wednesday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights revealed a surprising discovery — a hazmat placard for a common industrial chemical, but highly toxic chemical that is also classified as a potential chemical weapon. Wednesday a freight train stalled just after noon, which gave the opportunity to take a look at what kind […]

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Crash with Injuries on Rohlwing Rd, Hicks Place Just South of the Union Pacific Metra Tracks, Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:05 AM Tuesday to a report of crash with injuries on Rohlwing Road/Hicks Place just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Rolling Meadows. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a motorist crashed into the middle train gate on Rohlwing Road just south of the Union […]

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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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