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Tag Archive | "train fire"

Metra Locomotive Fire Just South of Union Station Near Van Buren St and Canal St Chicago

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:25 PM Thursday June 13, 2019 to a report of a passenger train fire just south of Union Station at Van Buren St and Canal St Chicago, Il. Deputy District Fire Chief 2-2-1 reported a small fire on top of one locomotive that is outside Union Station. The locomotive […]

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CSX Freight Train from Chicago to New York Derails, Burns in Hyndman, Pennsylvania

A CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials was involved in a derailment of some railcars about 5:00 a.m. Wednesday August 2, 2017 in Hyndman, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Some railcars and a garage, hit by some of the derailed cars, were involved with fire. The fire and presence of hazardous materials prompted […]

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Union Pacific Train Derails, Ethanol Alcohol Rail Tankers Catch Fire, Explode Near Graettinger, Iowa

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and area firefighters responded about 1:00 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 to a train derailment and fire near Graettinger, Iowa — about 160 miles northwest of Des Moines. Residents were evacuated from the area, and flames were visible from as far as eight miles away. Palo Alto County emergency […]

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Metra F40PH Locomotive Fire Disrupts Train Passenger Travel; Rescue Engine Pulls Stricken Train in Mount Prospect

Metra passenger train locomotive fire aftermath immediately after fire was extinguished. Extended video below shows “rescue locomotive operations.” Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:24 PM Saturday to a report of a train on fire near “Jake’s Pizza” at Central Road and Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighters received a report that […]

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Citizens of Lac-Megantic, Quebec Furious with Crashed Train CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, Edward Burkhardt

Anna Coren reports that the train company is the target of anger following a Canadian train wreck and explosion. Edward Burkhardt, the CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, who resides in Illinois and whose office is in Chicago say “If I lived here, I would be very angry with the management of […]

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Quebec Train Derailment and Crude Oil Fire Video: And Why Is Our 9-1-1 Center Adjacent Railroad Tracks?

UDPATE: Additional Raw VIDEO of Inferno after train derailment in the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic. Amateur video shows a massive fire that erupted after oil tanker cars derailed and exploded in a small Quebec town. The video shows flames and fire in the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, as officials say about 80 tankers […]

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Norfolk Southern Train Locomotive Fire Above Dan Ryan (I-90/I-94) at 63rd Street; Lanes Shut Down

IDOT photo of black Norfolk Southern locomotive over Dan Ryan Expressway near 63rd Street (travelmidwest.com Dan Ryan). Chicago firefighters and police responded about 3:40 p.m. to a report of a locomotive fire near 63nd Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway. A tower ladder truck was extended up to the bridge and train. Expressway lanes were […]

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Train Derailment, Train Fire in Bartlett Near Spaulding and Gifford Rd

Witness video at train crossing near Bartlett, Illinois. Bartlett firefighters and other area firefighters responded about 5:10 a.m. to a train derailment with fire near Spaulding and Gifford Road. A freight train on Canadian National tracks derailed near Spaulding and Lambert roads in unincorporated Cook County near Bartlett, Illinois. There are no reports of any […]

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Train with Ethanol Tanker Cars Derails and Burns Near Tiskilwa, Illinois

Video at Night: Explosions shook the north-central Ill. village of Tiskilwa Friday when a freight train loaded with highly flammable ethanol crashed and ignited, sending bright orange flames jetting skyward and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. The north central Illinois town of Tiskilwa was evacuated after a Rock Island line freight train carrying […]

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Engine Fire in Elyria, Ohio on Amtrak Train Headed to New York from Chicago

View Larger Map The lead engine of an Amtrak passenger train en route from Chicago to New York caught fire with flames shooting out of the engine as it was approaching a station in Elyria, Ohio about 6:00 am. Wednesday. The three engineers on board the locomotive got out safely after the fire broke out […]

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