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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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To: All

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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To: CounterCounterCulture

okay, just what were you up to here??


21 posted on 09/12/2008 5:19:37 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: Velveeta

NBC739 in San Diego has a live video stream. It is pretty graphic though as it is raw video.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/videostream/11724377/detail.html


22 posted on 09/12/2008 5:19:52 PM PDT by KylaStarr (..keeping watch)
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To: originalbuckeye
This is near the Reagan Library off the 118 Freeway.
23 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:10 PM PDT by califamily4W (We have a bigger ticket then a single man McCain/Palin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I just turn to local news WHOAAAAAA

I smellllll big lawsuit against Both Metrolink and Union pacific JUST SAYIN


24 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: EveningStar

Ride Metrolink from time to time (not that line).

Can visualize teh interior of that right now and it isn’t a pretty image.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 5:24:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (What did Obama's Koran instructors teach him about women?)
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To: KylaStarr

Thanks, Kyla.
I’m watching the FOX stream that was posted on a previous post. It looks just awful.

Injured are being triaged onto green, yellow and red blankets. Red of course, being the most critically injured.


26 posted on 09/12/2008 5:29:37 PM PDT by Velveeta (Never forget)
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To: Velveeta

This is Chatsworth near the 2nd tunnel....UP freight into Metrolink passenger train...15 fatals, 80 need transport.....a big clusterf*c* in the NE Valley.

All LAPD, CHP, LAFD resources taxed.


27 posted on 09/12/2008 5:31:05 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Oh wow. Thanks, Karl.
God bless our first responders too, this will be a rough one for them.


28 posted on 09/12/2008 5:32:56 PM PDT by Velveeta (Never forget)
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To: BurbankKarl

Early reports that UP had a green light eastbound....hence the pancaking of cars behind it (faster speed) and the Metrolink ran a red leaving WB from the Chatsworth station.


29 posted on 09/12/2008 5:35:09 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
Oh ,how awful...........Prayers for all involved.
30 posted on 09/12/2008 5:39:34 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: GoforBroke

on bars now with tone :-(.


31 posted on 09/12/2008 5:39:39 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BurbankKarl

Just heard - “back up” of freight cars still in the tunnel. This could of been much worse by a minute or two. Prayers up.


32 posted on 09/12/2008 5:39:54 PM PDT by califamily4W (We have a bigger ticket then a single man McCain/Palin)
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To: califamily4W

PRAYERS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 09/12/2008 5:41:25 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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Sep 12, 2008 5:23 pm US/Pacific At Least 2 Dead In Metrolink Train Crash SLIDESHOW: Metrolink, Freight Train Derailment CHATSWORTH (CBS) ― Live CBS 2 Coverage | Live KCAL 9 Coverage

At least 2 people were killed -- and scores injured -- Friday afternoon when a Metrolink commuter train crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth.

Reporting overhead in Sky 9, Gary Lineberry said it was a "real mess. And it's a bad one...no doubt about that."

The freight train looked accordioned. Several cars on the freight train derailed. Several cars of the commuter train overturned.

At least two people were killed, according to the LA Sheriff's Department. Casualties are expected to mount.

Tim Lynn reporting overhead in Chopper 2 said the crash was "head on." He added, "We saw people crawling out of the train trying to escape flames. The fire department immediately got into rescue mode."

Just looking at the aftermath Lynn said, "this crash had to be horrific."

The crash occured near Topanga Boulevard about 4:40 p.m.

The most serious injuries are believed to be in the front car of the Metrolink train.

Some people were believed trapped.

Rescue teams were on hand to extricate at least three people from the overturned cars, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Los Angeles Police Department called a citywide tactical alert in response to the crash.

http://cbs2.com/local/Metrolink.Crash.Chatsworth.2.816434.html

34 posted on 09/12/2008 5:46:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (What did Obama's Koran instructors teach him about women?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’ve been following it on the CHP Incident page.

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/


35 posted on 09/12/2008 5:46:25 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’ve been following it on the CHP Incident page.

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/


36 posted on 09/12/2008 5:46:36 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: EveningStar
Sample interior views of the type of cars involved:

Upper level --

37 posted on 09/12/2008 5:49:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (What did Obama's Koran instructors teach him about women?)
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To: BenLurkin
What!!!!!!!!!

no krylon?

38 posted on 09/12/2008 5:57:51 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: BurbankKarl
Engine pushed into passenger car..........


39 posted on 09/12/2008 6:00:15 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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40 posted on 09/12/2008 6:07:44 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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41 posted on 09/12/2008 6:12:39 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: My Favorite Headache; EveningStar; BurbankKarl; SandyInSeattle; KylaStarr; nw_arizona_granny; ...

“Metrolink 111 meets the Leesdale Local”

(Could it be this is the “local” with which today’s collision occurred?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwITY3YRXSc

Also for reference:

A Ride on Metrolink Train 111 to Moorpark on 3/27/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGzXHvXu2Vo


42 posted on 09/12/2008 6:15:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: My Favorite Headache
Which is it, a derailment or a collision? These are two different things. Calling it one thing and then parenthetically explaining as the other in the title is confusing.
43 posted on 09/12/2008 6:15:42 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: hole_n_one

Fox Channel 11 broadcasting live — horse veterinarian went into treat patients. Still calling for paramedics and equipment, still taking off people. And this is 2 1/2 hours since the crash. Severe trauma. Getting ready for press conference later.


44 posted on 09/12/2008 6:18:09 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sign at Albuquerque rally: "Sarah, you had us at 'Hello'")
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To: KylaStarr

I’ve been watching that. I saw a body being lowered. The camera panned away.


45 posted on 09/12/2008 6:18:49 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Head on collision at speed between Metrolink passenger and UP freight trains. Very bad.


46 posted on 09/12/2008 6:19:55 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sign at Albuquerque rally: "Sarah, you had us at 'Hello'")
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To: CedarDave

At least 6 dead now. One picture showed about 40 ambulances lined up waiting for the wounded. Very, very bad.


47 posted on 09/12/2008 6:26:02 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: CedarDave

Yeah, I noticed there is only one set of tracks thru there. It’s a big sweeping curve.


48 posted on 09/12/2008 6:26:47 PM PDT by umgud
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Appears to have been a head on collision initially.


49 posted on 09/12/2008 6:27:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: CedarDave

Just saw them taking someone out of the train not much movement from the person :-(( Now just two more ... Prayers for all ...


50 posted on 09/12/2008 6:29:31 PM PDT by Deetes ( (God Bless the Troops) .)
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