Machesney Park railroad tracks washed out - – Rockford’s News Leader

Machesney Park railroad tracks washed out


The Winnebago County Emergency Services Department is reporting some railroad tracks have washed-out in Machesney Park.

The sheriff's department has been notified and a deputy was on scene Thursday evening. The railroad company was also called to divert trains away.

In 2009 heavy rains caused tracks to wash out on Mulford Road, leading to a train derailment and explosion that killed one person.

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