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Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

In Memory of Those Who Perished

 
 
In Memory of Those Who Perished Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
1. In Memory of Those Who Perished Marker
Inscription. In reverent memory of those who perished in the September 12, 2008 Metrolink Train Disaster, with hope and encouragement for those who survived, and with gratitude for the first responders for their heroism and compassion.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Metrolink Train Station, at the east end of the platform. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5050 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 2 miles away); Silvertown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rancho Simi (1795) (approx. 6.1 miles away); F-1 Engine (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 7.9 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
2008 Marker and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
2. 2008 Marker and Memorial
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
 
Categories. DisastersRailroads & Streetcars
 
2005 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
3. 2005 Marker
In memory of the Simi Valley residents who lost their lives in the January 26, 2005 Metrolink Train Disaster
2005 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
4. 2005 Marker
The markers are at opposite ends of the memorial.
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
5. Memorial
Platform, Memorial, and Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 13, 2018
6. Platform, Memorial, and Station
Marker at Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 2, 2017
7. Marker at Union Station
This marker is at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, the destination of many local commuters.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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