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The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department has released footage taken from a squad car that shows the condition of the Canadian National Railroad tracks just before the June 19, 2009, train derailment at South Mulford Road in Rockford. A Sheriff's Department news release sent Friday, April 9, 2010, said the video was made public only because the National Transportation Safety Board authorized it. The NTSB is the lead agency investigating the accident. The accident caused a fiery explosion during which Zoila Tellez, 41, of Rockford, was killed and at least nine other people were injured. Tellez's family has sued Canadian National Railroad.
On October 17th i was filming the IAIS going up the hill and after waiting and waiting for it to come down, we sensed something was wrong. But i had a Rockford gig to do so had to get going, but the friend i was with went to the yard and seen the cars on the ground and hunted me down and i threw my bike in the back of his pick up and i got some video of the aftermath. The cause was the outside rail of the curve in the RR crossing tipped over.
Friday Evening was a Busy time at Valley Crossing. I stayed 90 Minutes and saw 5 trains. 2 of them coming while waiting for one to stop switching. Train 1: 64A NS C40-8W NS ES40DC Train 2: 55J NS SD70M-2 NS SD50 Train 3: L30 NS GP38-2 Train 4: OHCR Transfer OHCR SD40-2 OHCR SD40-2 Train 5: 218 NS C40-9W NS SD70 218 meet L30, L30 had to back up to give him Clearance then could proceed back into the yard. Making a Perfect Meet! Thanks for Watching!! Copyright 2009 Red Hot Rail Productions Up next is Deshler!
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Wow what a fire happened by my house after my dad flimed that I put it on my youtube so just watch it
Train derailment in Rockford, IL / Cherry Valley, IL borders, causing a huge fireball explosion and this "out of control" fire of 12-14 train tankers filled with thousands of gallons of ethanol occurred on June 19, 2009, and about 600 surrounding homes were evacuated. At the time of these photos, we bystanders were just learning of the severity and danger of this crisis. This fire burned all night through the following day, until most of the ethanol burned off before firefighters could get closer to contain the fire. Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who was killed, and with those who were injured or traumatized by this explosion and fire. Watch the video footage, within the first 10 minutes, of witness reactions to the crisis unfolding before them on "Train Derailment Fire - Part 1 and Part 2" on this same channel.
Train derailment fire in Rockford / Cherry Valley, IL on June 19, 2009. This video - Part Two - continues video coverage from 9:00 - 9:45 pm as the fire burns on and on, as viewed from a safer distance. This video is viewed from South Perryville Rd in Cherry Valley, IL from 1 to 1.5 miles due east of the accident site. You can sight down the railroad track line, just east of the accident, seeing the glow of the fire down the tracks. You will see night images of the glowing, flickering orange light of the cloud of smoke with ethanol fumes as the ethanol train tankers burn all night. See first video - Part One footage from much closer to the accident site, with that recording beginning within the first 10 minutes of the derailment disaster, from 8:49 - 9:00 pm. Derailment location of train crossing at South Mulford road, just north of Sandy Hollow road in Winnebago County at the Rockford, IL and Cherry Valley, IL border line, within the Cherry Valley fire protection district. Video by Rachel Rawson of Cherry Valley, IL Rawson Photography, LLC Contact phone: 815-332-9222
IC 1025 (SD70) and CN 5535 (SD60F) lead a CN detour train through Downers Grove due to a derailment near Rockford.
Train Derailment of Canadian National freight train carrying tankers filled with thousands of gallons of ethanol - derails and explodes into a gigantic orange fireball hundreds of feet high in Rockford, IL, about 90 miles west of Chicago, in northern Illinois, Winnebago County on June 19, 2009. Listen to eye witnesses respond and react to the rapidly dangerous disaster unfolding before them, literally a few hundred feet or yards away. Video shot from Shelburne Drive along a northern set of tracks, about a football field distance from the accident. The explosion occurred approximately 8:39 pm - at the train crossing, while passenger vehicles waited in line. One confirmed death by thermal injury, with others burned by the intense heat as they exited their vehicles, running to safety. A loud rumbling, thundering, roaring sound, like that of military fighter jet engines just prior to take off or as passing overhead, occurred just before the huge fireball explosion was seen raising high in the sky, above the treetops - ending with a large vertical plume of black smoke. Earlier, 3.25" of rain fell over one hour, approximately 6:30-7:30 pm. Video begins at 8:49 pm about 5 minutes after the first responders of Cherry Valley fire department arrive. Video-Part One concludes at 9:00 pm with the emergency evacuation of surrounding residential neighborhoods. Video-Part Two continues from 9:00 9:45 pm, as the fire burns on and on, as viewed from a safer distance. Derailment location of ...
On June 19, 2009 a Canadian Railway train derailed in Rockford, IL and resulted in a major fire and the evacuation of 600 + homes. I know that at least one person died as a result and at least 5 others were injured as well. This footage was taken by myself.
Large Amount Of Dead Fish Half A Block From My House And Yes You Could Smell It From My House
ROCKFORD Trying to escape from a derailing train that set off a fiery explosion, a woman abandoned her car at a rail crossing and made it 20 feet on foot before she fell and died. Eighteen rail cars, all loaded with thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol, left the tracks in Friday's derailment, exploding into flames. The wreckage burned through the night, but the fire was dying down Saturday afternoon as federal investigators began collecting evidence. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Robert Sumwalt said investigators won't speculate about what may have caused the derailment on the edge of Rockford, about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. A thorough investigation could take a year, he said. Investigators will look into the rail crew's performance, the train's mechanics, signaling, the integrity of the cars containing ethanol and the emergency response, Sumwalt said. An autopsy is planned for Sunday to determine exactly how the victim died, said Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia, who described the woman's futile escape.
...Patrick Waldron. The engine crew was able to pull 64 cars away from the scene. The cause of the derailment was still under investigation Saturday but witnesses told the Rockford Register-Star that cars on the Chicago-bound train began hydroplaning in standing...
Actual footage starts at 2:22 in the video. news.yahoo.com www.cnn.com
Eyewitness video on scene at train derailment taken at 8:50 PM on 6/19/09. This video was taken on Mulford Rd. just south of the tracks within 20 minutes of the accident.
Remaining fire after a collision and explosion on the train tracks on Mulford Road, a bit south of Harrison
This was my day for covering railroad accidents, I guess! Watch the tank car toward the end when it gets to the switch. This is a model train setup in Oregon Illnois, south of Rockford on Highway 2! A very pretty drive along the Rock River.
A film made for a class project at Northern Illinois University in fall 2008. Shot with a Sony HVR-HD1000 camera and edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac based system.
A personality film made for a class project at Northern Illinois University in fall 2008. Shot with a Sony HVR-HD1000 camera and edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac based system.
A video art film I made in a production class at Rock Valley College in spring 2006. Shot with a Sony DV camera, lighting provided by Arriflex, and edited using Avid Xpress Pro on a Windows based system.
Video I shot and edited for a production class at Rock Valley College in spring 2006. Dallas West is the owner of Dallas's at State & Madison pool hall in Rockford, IL. Shot with a Sony DV camera, lighting provided by Arriflex, and edited using Avid Xpress Pro on a Windows based system.
**** Youtube for some reason or another would not allow a larger "quality" video to be uploaded at the time so this is the best it would allow for. We will post a link when we have a better version uploaded on our site. ***** : About the Tornado : The Harvard Tornado was a member of a freak group of tornadoes that were born from a violent historic January thunderstorm. This storm was responsible for a touchdown in Boone Co destroying Edwards Apple Orchard, then one in Lawrence derailing a train, then flipping the semi and on into S. Wisconsin where it touched down again. : About the Video : The tornado "shown at the beginning of the video" is followed very closely by a heavy rain shaft which reduced its visibility, while forcing our camera to lose focus over foreground objects instead. :Video Miscorrections: Error in Production: Date on video on top is 2007 but should be 2008. Error in Geography: Route 14 is mistaken as Highway 23 (which ends at Route 14 at the beginning of Harvard. for more information visit out website www.transitweather.com
A tanker train carrying what we've been told was Ethanol derailed and exploded. UPDATE: The fire only burned for 2 or 3 days thanks to the careful work of our volunteer fire crews as opposed to the 5 or 6 that had been estimated. In the end no one was hurt and the only damage done to the surrounding areas was a little bit of melted house siding, and the park that was on the other side of the tracks was ruined at one end. About 1/5th of the town was evacuated that night as a precaution, but all returned safely to their homes within 48 hours. The rail compnay that owned the train and maintianed the tracks is not only paying for the clean-up but also is giving a small monetary consideration to the people who were displaced for the weekend. This has been a Merry Cranberry Production.