Two trains with wheat derailed in Chicago suburb

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Two trains with wheat derailed in Chicago suburb

A train operated by Canadian Pacific has derailed in a suburb of Chicago.

Two of the train cars came off the tracks on Sunday at 12: 45 p.m. in Franklin Park, which is about four miles south of Chicago's O Hare International Airport.

One of the cars that were on the way to the Chicago airport was carrying wheat, while the other was empty, according to the company.

The train was wobbling a bit. Tyler Verschelden, a witness, told the station, "We heard loud noises, banging, crashing."

The cause of the derailment was not immediately clear.

The company said there were no hazardous materials onboard the train, as stated in a statement to Fox 32 Chicago.

One of the cars started leaning a bit and scraping against rocks, another witness, Patrick Stralina, told the station.

The workers with heavy machinery were seen removing the train piece by piece after the derailment Sunday, according to Fox 32 Chicago.

After the incident unfolded, parts of the train were blocking crossings.

Canadian Pacific said its staff was on-site assessing the situation with cooperation from Metra Metropolitan Rail, Chicago's commuter rail system.

The incident occurred after a toxic derailment involving a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, in early February.

Another Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield Township, Ohio at the beginning of March. The derailment was captured on a dashcam video.

Footage taken from a vehicle waiting at a Clark County railroad crossing gate on March 4 showed two of the trains' cars suddenly rising upward as they traveled along the tracks.

As one of the cars separated from the rails, it smashed into the crossing gate, sending debris flying.

Days later, a Norfolk Southern train derails in Alabama hours before the company s CEO Alan Shaw testified to Congress about the East Palestine, Ohio disaster.

A CSX train derailed in West Virginia in March after it struck a rock slide, causing a diesel spill.

The derailment occurred in what state officials described as a somewhat remote area south of Sandstone, inside New River National Park and Preserve.

The West Virginia Emergency Management Division said in a statement that the derailment injured three crew members, caused parts of the train to catch fire and sent at least one locomotive and one fuel tank into the New River.

CSX said that an unknown amount of diesel fuel and oil spilled from the locomotives and environmental measures will be deployed in the New River for containment.