At 9 10 a.m., c.s.t., on November 19, 1975, Amtrak turboliner passenger train No. 301 was struck by a loaded dump truck on a grade crossing in Elwood, Illinois. The crossing was unprotected and had limited sight clearance between the road and the track. Four cars of the five-car train were derailed and 41 persons were injured. The train was owned by Amtrak and was operated by an Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (ICG) crew over the ICG track. The road was a county highway maintained by the Will County Highway Department.