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Gathering marks anniversary of Metrolink crash in Chatsworth

September 13, 2011|The Los Angeles Times

There were no speeches, no poetry, no litany of names.

There were only tears and quiet hugs among the few dozen people gathered Monday at the Simi Valley train station to mark the anniversary of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history.

They were waiting for the 4:30 p.m. train from Union Station. Exactly three years earlier, that train, operated by an engineer who was texting on his cellphone, slammed into a freight train in Chatsworth. Twenty-five people were killed and more than 130 were injured.  L.A. TIMES

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