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For several years now, UP has been sending a lot of coal and other freight from Proviso Yard to Valley, with many going over the connector near Shermer to the old Milw North line at Techny and on into Wisconsin.

With the bridge collapsed due to the July 4 derailment of a UP coal train near Glenview/Northbrook IL (Shermer MP 17.5), does anyone have an idea how UP might re-route its traffic? Or have they already 'fixed' the collapse (as news accounts relayed UP's plan to the public) with gravel fill and the trains are running again? I know they have closed Shermer Rd. semi-permanently until the final bridge reconstruction is completed.


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In the news reports you could see grading for a shoefly while they were still cleaning up the coal.


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