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  • Smoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.

       Smoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comSmoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.

      Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comSmoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.

  • Smoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.

       Smoke rises from a train derailment involving eight cars that spans the Elgin and Bartlett borders Thursday, November 3, 2011. The call was escalated to a MABAS Division 2 box alarm and caused major traffic delays in the area as well as bussing concerns for students at the U-46 School district.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.

      An aerial view of the train derailment in Elgin on Thursday morning.
    Aerial photos courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

 

Train cars from a canadian national freight train derailed about 5:30 a.m. near gifford and spaulding roads, in an industrial area thursday morning in elgin.

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