Train derailment in Illinois?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kevin Lord, May 8, 2012.

  1. Kevin Lord

    Kevin Lord New Member

    Hi,

    I am not a UPS employee, however I have seen you guys be very helpful to others that have posted. I have a package on its way to Austin that has been sitting in Peru, IL for a day or two with a status of "Emergency conditions beyond UPS' control". When I called customer service they told me that there was a train derailment that is causing delays for some packages. It looks like the train derailment happened very close to Peru...do you think my package was on the train, or is simply delayed because the tracks aren't clear? Any idea how much longer it may be delayed? Hope it wasn't on one of the derailed cars!

    Train Derailment in Central Illinois, Hazmat Called for Possible Hazardous Materials

    Thanks for any info!
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If it was on another train then it could be a day or a few as they are fairly efficient at clearing tracks in these situations.
    If it was on the derailed train then lord knows. It may be a matter of just getting the cars back on the track or they could be a wadded mess. As soon as UPS would know they would pass it on.
  3. splozi

    splozi Guest

    UPS uses trains?
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member

    Yup, takes a lot of seniority to be a UPS engineer.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Irrelevant and inconsequential.

    I must be getting close. Where do I sign up?
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    UPS is the largest customer for BNSF. At one time, UPS spent so much money with BNSF that it was rumored in financial circles that it would make sense for UPS to buy the BNSF. There are trains named after UPS managers on the BNSF and UP (or at least there were several years ago.)
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In regards to the OPs package. Expect a delay of 1 to 4 days. If you need it faster, contact the shipper and have them resend you another item and they can issue an intercept and return to sender for the other.
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    you know more then we do.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I call baloney on this. I have been to many BNSF yards and have never seen a train with "Moron" or "Idiot" painted on the side.
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  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That ain't right.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah


    There's two "R"s in moron?
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    But it's funny.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Would UPS waive the intercept fee in a situation like this?
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Really?
  15. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    I know that I went into Willow Springs today to try pick up a trailer. Things were messed up,and running late.
  16. covemaster

    covemaster "Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women

    your wrong,,saw picture of derailed car that said Davis Express !!
  17. Kevin Lord

    Kevin Lord New Member

    Thanks! I'll keep checking the tracking. I may try contacting the seller, but it's an item that's in short supply and they likely don't have any more in stock.
  18. splozi

    splozi Guest

    So, what centers/hubs in the country load containers destined for transport by trains? I would say they don't do that here... but then again I don't work the evening (outbound) sort so I don't really have a clue.
  19. bbousquet618

    bbousquet618 New Member

    My package was on there too! I called they said It got derailed by a tornado and I will be contacted on whether my items were damaged or not. Here's a video on YouTube of what the train looks like now ************************************ I guess it happened in Toluca, IL even though it says it's in Peru
    i have a friend that lives near there and her husband said he saw UPS people picking up a bunch of boxes at the train wreck! Hope yours is safe...mine was a laptop and I'm really hoping nothing happened to it!

    Edited by Mod: Video was "Not to be rebroadcast.... blah blah blah"
    Last edited by a moderator: May 9, 2012
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member


    Of course, if anyone wants to see that video, maybe Bbousquet618 would PM you the link.....!
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