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posted: 7/10/2012 6:20 PM

Coal trains running again after fatal derailment

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  • Union Pacific workers clean up debris Monday from the July 4 bridge collapse.

       Union Pacific workers clean up debris Monday from the July 4 bridge collapse.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Associated Press

Union Pacific says its coal trains are running again on a stretch of track where a July 4 derailment killed a Glenview couple.

Burton and Zorine Lindner were driving beneath a rail bridge that collapsed in last week's accident, sending hundreds of tons of coal and rail cars onto the street below.

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Their children are suing Union Pacific, alleging negligence in the maintenance of the track and train. The company says it met guidelines for inspecting the track and bridge.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the company has cleared debris from the site and made track repairs. It has been running its full service of about eight coal trains a day on the line since Monday.

It is using a temporary gravel bed until a replacement bridge can be built and installed.

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