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  • Big Boy's wheels to roll Monday on epic California-Wyoming journey

    When the Union Pacific Railroad's Big Boy locomotive starts its journey from Southern California on Monday, wheels that have been stilled for more than half a century will begin to turn -- and hopefully carry one of the biggest steam engines ever built...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet

    Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet
    Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes. Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
  • Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes

    Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes
    A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said. A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...
  • Metra train hits unoccupied car in Des Plaines, delaying service

    Metra train hits unoccupied car in Des Plaines, delaying service
    Metra Union Pacific-Northwest Line trains were delayed this evening after an outbound train hit a car in Des Plaines, according to the agency. Train No. 633, scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 5:54 p.m., hit the car near the line's Des Plaines station...
  • 5 freight cars derail in Bellwood lead to Metra disruptions

    5 freight cars derail in Bellwood lead to Metra disruptions
    Five freight cars from a Union Pacific train derailed this morning as it was pulling out of a yard in West Suburban Bellwood causing some diesel fuel to leak, police said. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. at the yard near Eastern and Erie, said...
  • Metra mechanical problems causes cancellations, delays during rush hour

    Metra mechanical problems causes cancellations, delays during rush hour
    Several mechanical problems on Metratrains during rush hour caused cancellations and delays up to an hour on at least three different lines, Metra said. Shortly after 5 p.m. a train on the Milwaukee District North Line stopped right outside Union...
  • Stuck snowplow slows Metra UP-West Line traffic

    Stuck snowplow slows Metra UP-West Line traffic
    A snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency. The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
  • Mining Park City's culinary riches

    Mining Park City's culinary riches
    Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
  • NTSB faults parade safety plans in Texas float crash that killed 4

    Officials in Midland, Texas, and organizers of a weekend celebration honoring military veterans bear some responsibility for a deadly crash between a freight train and a float carrying veterans and their loved ones, according to the National...
  • Rail workers, I.W.W. organizers hold protest on Near West Side

    About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company. Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...