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BARTLETT, IL – Twenty-two rail cars jumped the tracks in Bartlett, IL when a northbound Canadian Nation freight train derailed in a fiery crash and then blocked all east and west Metra passenger rail service in the Bartlett-Elgin area.

Fire crews dousing the blaze after a fiery Canadian National freight train derailment in Bartlett, IL where 22 rail cars jumped the tracks, then burst into flames on Thursday November 3, 2011.

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VERNON TOWNSHIP, MI – A Canadian National Railway spokesman told reporters that 12 railcars came off the tracks, including four cars that toppled over last Thursday night, January 6, in Vernon Township, MI. Vernon Township is located in Shiawassee County southwest of Durand.

Clean up of hydrochloric acid that leaked from a tank car continued over the weekend and some of the families who were evacuated are now back in their homes. ... Read More

PRICHARD, AL – A train owned by Canadian National Railway carrying coal derailed Friday morning, December 10, on Highway 45 between First Avenue and Cayouga Street in Prichard Alabama.

Prichard’s spokesperson Latoya Veal told FOX 10 News that about 10 cars derailed and three overturned. ... Read More

BRIMSON, MN – Five railroad workers were injured in a head-on collision between two Canadian National ore trains in Brimson, Minnesota, an unincorporated community in Ault Township.

Two Canadian National ore trains collide head-on injuring 5 railroad employees in Brimson, MN.

The train crash occurred in a section of tracks about 15 miles north of Two Harbors, MN on Thursday evening, September 28, 2010 at about 4:00 p.m. off Lake County Road 14 near Highland Lake. ... Read More

WAYNE CITY IL – A mail carrier was killed when his vehicle collided with a Canadian National freight train in Farrington Township in Jefferson County, Illinois on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The accident occurred at the railroad crossing on Holiday Rd. near the Papertown Ag Service plant just west of the Wayne County line and about a half-mile south of the Marion County line.

Rail crossing at East Heartland Road near where mail carrier's vehicle came to rest after collision with train in Jefferson County, IL.

Wayne City is located in Wayne County, in central Illinois about 151 miles south of Springfield, about 223 miles south of Peoria, about 133 miles south of Decatur and about 277 miles south of Chicago. ... Read More

ALMA CENTER, WI – There were no serious injuries after a train ran into a semi trailer truck Wednesday afternoon on April 14, 2010 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. The train-truck accident happened just east of the village of Alma Center where Highway 95 intersects with the railroad tracks. The accident area is in the far west central section of the state near the Minnesota border, 140 miles northwest of Madison, WI and 125 miles southeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

The truck accident caused significant damage to the semi trail truck and it appeared to have almost severed the cab from the rest of the trailer section, but no diesel fuel leaked out of the truck.

At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon 41 year old truck driver James Moore of Merrillan, WI was driving a semi truck, transporting a load for Countryside Hides. He had just left the business in Alma Center and was on Lea Bros. Road preparing to enter Highway 95. As Mr. Moore attempted to turn onto the highway he pulled onto the railroad tracks directly in the path of a Canadian National Railroad train. ... Read More

UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – One person was killed in a train accident while driving an SUV through a railway crossing in University Park, IL about 9:42 p.m. Friday evening, April 16, 2010. The fatal train accident happened at the railway crossing just east of the intersection at Stuenkel Rd and Governors Hwy.

Railroad workers from the Canadian National Railway check the signals at the Stuenkel Road crossing Monday following Friday's fatal crash. Photo credit: Joseph P. Meier / SouthtownStar

University Park is in the northern part of Illinois about 40 miles south of Chicago, about 159 miles northeast of Peoria, 187 miles northeast of Springfield, 151 miles northeast of Decatur and about 249 miles northeast of Mount Vernon. ... Read More

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