CHICAGO (AP) -- A CSX railroad spokesman says a freight train struck the rear of another freight train in southwest Chicago before dawn and several cars derailed.
Spokesman Bob Sullivan told The Associated Press there were no reports of injuries and a third freight train on an adjacent track was damaged in the accident shortly before 2 a.m. CDT Sunday.
Local reports said the derailment occurred near a residential area and power was blacked out to more than 2,500 people in surrounding blocks.
Sullivan says one formation bound from Nashville to Chicago had two locomotives and 13 freight cars; another from Albany, N.Y., to Chicago had four locomotives and 93 freight cars and a third from Flint, Mich., to Chicago had two locomotives and 130 freight cars. He had no further details.