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  • Metrolink conductor raised concerns about engineer's cellphone use

    The only Metrolink crew member to survive the Chatsworth rail disaster told federal investigators that he had previously complained to a supervisor about improper on-duty cellphone use by the engineer who crashed the commuter train, the crew member's...
  • Autopsy finds no drugs or alcohol in body of train engineer in Chatsworth Metrolink crash

    No evidence of illegal drugs, alcohol or medication was found in the autopsy of the Metrolink engineer at the controls of the train that crashed in Chatsworth on Sept. 12, killing 25 people, according to a coroner's report released Wednesday. Engineer...
  • Team of lone rangers scours the new Wild West

    Team of lone rangers scours the new Wild West
    High noon and the desert is hot as a wok, yet Tim Duncan is wearing body armor under his uniform. A handgun and a Taser hang from his belt. Next to him in the truck are a shotgun and an M-16 assault rifle with extra magazines. "Out here, you have to be...
  • Freight railroads pledge to install advanced safety measures by 2012

    Freight railroads pledge to install advanced safety measures by 2012
    Two freight railroads that share track with Metrolink commuter trains pledged Wednesday to install advanced safety measures in Southern California three years sooner than a new federal law would require -- with several caveats. Burlington Northern...
  • Mother sues over son's death in Metrolink crash

    The mother of a Simi Valley man killed in a September train crash in Chatsworth filed a negligence lawsuit Tuesday against the company that employed the Metrolink engineer. Patricia Hammersley's son Michael Hammersley, 45, was on his way home from his...
  • Key details in Metrolink crash probe to emerge at public hearing

    Key details in Metrolink crash probe to emerge at public hearing
    Federal investigators are summoning witnesses to Washington to testify publicly about how rigorously Metrolink safety procedures were enforced before the September catastrophe that killed 25 people and injured 135. The two-day hearing next month will...
  • In Wilmington, a family keeps a lonely vigil for a dead husband and father

    In Wilmington, a family keeps a lonely vigil for a dead husband and father
    On a dull Wilmington corner, where big rigs shudder by, Pat Johnson stands in protest. A homemade sign, black and blue marker stenciled on white poster board, explains: "In loving memory of my husband Charles Johnson who died at UP from neglect."...
  • 'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash

    'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash
    Rescue teams worked frantically into this morning after a Metrolink passenger train carrying 225 people collided Friday with a Union Pacific freight train on a sharp curve in Chatsworth, killing at least 17 people and leaving more than 135 injured. It was...
  • Metrolink train collides with freight cars in Rialto

    For the second time in less than three months, a Metrolink train and a freight train heading in opposite directions collided Thursday morning, raising fresh concerns about the commuter rail line's ability to navigate tracks it shares with other carriers....
  • Surviving Metrolink crewman says track-side warning light was green

    The only surviving crewman aboard a Metrolink train that slammed into a freight train in Chatsworth in September has told investigators that a track-side warning light just south of the crash site was green, his attorneys said Thursday. Conductor...
  • Experts say sequence of signals may have contributed to Metrolink crash

    The position of trackside warning signals near the Chatsworth Metrolink station could have increased distractions for the engineer involved in September's deadly collision with a freight train, according to experts who cite the causes of a similar crash a...