Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In Memory of Those Who Perished
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 2008.
Location. 34° 16.185′ N, 118° 41.679′ W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Los Angeles Avenue, 0.2 miles west of Stearns Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at the Metrolink Train Station, at the east end of the platform. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5050 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Heritage Oak (approx. 1.4 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 2 miles away); Corriganville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Simi Elementary School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field LaboratoryOld Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chatsworth Community Church (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
Regarding In Memory of Those Who Perished. The 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink Train Crash occurred six miles east of here, when a commuter train collided head-on with a freight train after failing to stop for a red light. 25 people were killed.
The 2005 Glendale Metrolink Train Crash occurred thirty miles east of here, when a commuter train collided with an automobile abandoned on the tracks. 11 people were killed.
Many of the commuters were from Simi Valley.
One commuter who survived the first crash, did not survive the second crash.
Also see . . .
1. 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink Train Crash. Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. 2005 Glendale Metrolink Train Crash. Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Additional keywords. Chatsworth Metrolink Train Crash, 2008, Glendale Metrolink Train Crash, 2005
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