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Not a good week for trains in Chicagoland...

Three train accidents in three days... so far.

#1. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Four to six freight cars derail in Forest Park; two of the derailed cars contained propane gas, which thankfully didn't leak.

#2. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Metra commuter express train going ~60 mph plows into 5 cars caught on the track in Elmwood Park, throwing them into 10-11 more cars; 16 people injured, no fatalities. (And two days later, only two people are still hospitalized.) The footage from this accident should be mandatory viewing for everyone who ever might have to drive across an at-grade train crossing, as proof positive that you should NEVER, EVER start pulling onto the tracks unless you can already see a full car-length of space on the other side.

#3. Thursday, Nov. 24. Two freight trains collide in Momence, causing five engines & 45 freight cars to derail, spilling grain alcohol all over the tracks.

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