Submitted by Andrew Futrell, via Jim Futrell.
Chicago Division – Leithton Subdivision – Joliet Yard Derailment – At1530-04 the BNSF crew, MGALNCNI-04 was yarding their train in Joliet Yard. The crew had shoved the first cut into track JM-08. The crew was instructed to set out the balance of their train into track JM-07, the conductor instead lined the cut into track JM-09 and there was a standing cut of 41 cars tied down in track JM-09. When the cars hit the standing cut of cars they derailed 6 cars. ALAB 9209 on its side, NOKL 827272 upright, UTLX 64952 empty residue upright, ECLX 16288 empty residue upright, PROX 30212 empty residue upright and UTLX 955435 empty residue upright. CN police, Chemtrec and DGO notified. The derailment has the north end of Joliet Yard shut down. Main 1, Main 2 and the run-through track in Joliet are still available to use. The BNSF crew was not protecting the point. The costs are still to be determined. No release of product and no injuries.