LA Bound Amtrak Train Derails in Chicago
An Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles partially derailed this afternoon as it left Chicago's union station, making it the third coast city's second train incident of the day. None of the 116 passengers aboard the Southwest Chief train were hurt after "two sets of wheels came off the tracks as the train was departing around 3:15 p.m. (1:15 p.m. PST)," reported the Associated Press. "The train was traveling at a slow speed." Update: The train was still sitting on the tracks as of 5:20 p.m. PST. "Replacement equipment will arrive at the scene within the hour and the train will proceed West-running about 5 hours late," said Amtrak spokesperson Clifford Cole in an e-mail to LAist.