Tag: Freight Train

1 Injured After Freight Train Derails East of Los Angeles

COLTON, Calif.—A Union Pacific freight train carrying lumber derailed in Southern California on Monday, sending 13 rail cars and three locomotives off the tracks. The derailment occurred around 7:30 a.m. near Colton, in San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles, according to Union Pacific. A contractor who was helping with cleanup efforts was injured, said…


4 Dead When SUV Hits Freight Train in Suburban Chicago

HARVEY, Ill.—Four people died early Wednesday in a south Chicago suburb when an SUV hit the last rail car of a moving freight train at a crossing and caught fire, officials said. The Dodge Durango struck the CSX train about 2 a.m. at a crossing on the east side of Harvey, a south suburban community,…


Freight Train Derails in Arizona, Toppling Cars

A number of cars have derailed from a freight train in Coolidge, Arizona, with some of the cars falling down an embankment near the tracks. According to Phoenix television station KPNX, the Union Pacific Railroad said 20 cars derailed shortly before noon. No injuries were reported. Several roads were reported closed in the area, which…