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Major Train Derailment Metro Link In California
Fox/AP

Posted on 09/12/2008 4:48:21 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Metro Link train in flames...dozens of ambulances en-route to the scene...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: chatsworth; lacatrain; losangeles; metrolink; rail; train; trainwreck; transportation; wot
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1 posted on 09/12/2008 4:52:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

where?


2 posted on 09/12/2008 4:52:32 PM PDT by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Los Angeles?


3 posted on 09/12/2008 4:53:04 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

MSNBC Flash says Los Angeles


4 posted on 09/12/2008 4:54:07 PM PDT by rpierce (We have taglines now? :)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sending prayers for all those involved here.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 4:54:16 PM PDT by library user
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To: SandyInSeattle

A Metrolink commuter train and a freight train have collided in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

One car of the Metrolink train has derailed along with what appears to be the engine of the freight.

Footage of the Friday afternoon collision was broadcast from a KABC-TV helicopter over the scene.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 4:54:39 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Chatsworth.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 4:55:22 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SandyInSeattle

Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley

2 Fatalities so far
10 Critical
3 Serious

Metrolink and freight train hit head on apparently

Info from the local Fox channel


8 posted on 09/12/2008 4:56:41 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ouch. I’ve ridden on that particular Metrolink only once, but I take a commuter train every day here in Seattle. The possibility of the Sounder colliding with an Amtrak or freight train is very real.

Odd the LA Times online doesn’t have it yet.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 4:57:06 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: waus

I’m guessing the two fatalities were the engineers...?

Another reason I don’t ride in the lead car when I take the train.

Prayers up for all involved...


10 posted on 09/12/2008 4:58:26 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: Mama_Bear

Have you heard about this?


11 posted on 09/12/2008 4:59:08 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: SandyInSeattle

I would suspect because the front of the Metrolink is smashed in and ripped open. The car is on its side.


12 posted on 09/12/2008 5:00:06 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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To: WVNan
Yes, I was watching FOX News hurricane coverage and they cut away to that train collision in Chatsworth. They didn't show much of it, but from what I saw it looks awful, people injured and trapped and the train on fire. Chatsworth is in the LA area about 2 hours south of us.

It's a bad news day in so many ways.

13 posted on 09/12/2008 5:06:14 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (FReepin' proudly since 1998!)
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To: Mama_Bear

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/live.html?chanId=2


14 posted on 09/12/2008 5:10:48 PM PDT by GoforBroke
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To: waus

I just saw a better picture of it.

I appears to be a head on collision between the Metrolink and the freight train.

The force of the impact drove the first car of the Metrolink back into the the car behind it. It looks like approximately 50 feet.

It appears as if the first car of the Metrolink primarily pushed back into the upper deck section of the second train.

The first two cars of the Metrolink are on their side.

The freight train engine is on its side and the cars behind it are scattered.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 5:12:46 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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To: BurbankKarl; nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; Calpernia

ping


16 posted on 09/12/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT by Velveeta (Never forget)
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To: Mama_Bear

Prayers lifted for all involved.


17 posted on 09/12/2008 5:13:47 PM PDT by Velveeta (Never forget)
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To: GoforBroke

Oh, that looks awful! Prayers going up for the victims.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 5:14:13 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (FReepin' proudly since 1998!)
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To: abigail2; al baby; Bella_Bru; BenLurkin; Blue Champagne; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; BurbankKarl; ...

SoCal ping


19 posted on 09/12/2008 5:14:54 PM PDT by EveningStar (McCain-Palin 2008)
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Metrolink Train Collides Head-On With Freight Train

A Metrolink train collided head on with a freight train in Chatsworth just before 4:30 this afternoon, causing one of the cars on the Metrolink train to turn over on its side. The train was heading west at the time. According to a live report on KCBS there are 20-25 people who are injured, and of them 10 are critically injured and 3 require extrication. Emergency personnel are on the scene right now.
http://laist.com/2008/09/12/metrolink_train_collides_headon_wit.php


20 posted on 09/12/2008 5:18:02 PM PDT by Velveeta (Never forget)
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