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Metra Service Snarled by Fiery Freight Train Derailment Outside Chicago
By IBT Staff Reporter on 11/03/11 AT 9:42 AM
A freight train derailed in Elgin, Ill., 40 miles northwest of Chicago, just after 5 a.m. on Thursday, snarling the morning commute on Metra's Milwaukee West Line. Up to 18 cars derailed and at least two caught fire, but no injuries were reported.