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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A Union Pacific train conductor was injured Saturday morning, June 16, when the 53-car train struck some parked rail cars near the Lamar Street crossing, causing three freight cars to derail.

A railroad worker was injured in a train derailment in a Los Angeles rail yard on June 16, 2012.

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A California train disaster that occurred less than four years ago on Sept. 12, 2008 causing 25 deaths and 135 injuries in Chatsworth, CA, was the catalyst for the passage of The Rail Safety Improvement Act in 2008.

Photo shows rescue workers in front of the Metrolink locomotive lying on its side after penetrating the lead passenger car (left) in the Chatsworth, CA railroad accident in 2008.

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ANTELOPE VALLEY, CA – Over a hundred Littlerock, California residents were evacuated on Wednesday, July 27, when a Union Pacific train carrying toxic chemicals derailed. Littlerock California is located in the Antelope Valley near Palmdale, California about 65 miles from Los Angeles.

Massive train derailment of Union Pacific freight train in Littlerock, CA where tanker cars reportedly were carrying hazardous materials.

The 70-car freight train was en route from Roseville, near Sacramento and heading towards Colton in San Bernardino County when the accident occurred at around 1:25 p.m. near 92nd Street East and East Avenue T. ... Read More

LOS ANGELES, CA – Metrolink conductors and engineers are objecting to  an agreement between Metrolink and its new operator, Amtrak because it would require crews to pass personality tests in order to keep their jobs.

Metrolink - Southern California Regional Commuter Rail Service

Two railroad unions are objecting to the agreement and are threatening a boycott of the new personality-profiling tests that are being required in the wake of the disastrous Chatsworth crash in 2008 that killed 25 people. ... Read More

EL MONTE, CA – A Union Pacific railroad worker was killed by a Metrolink train at the Temple Avenue crossing near Valley Boulevard and the 605 Freeway in El Monte, California. The train accident occurred Saturday morning, March 20, 2010 at about 9:20 am. El Monte is located about 13 1/2 miles east of Los Angeles, in southern California. In the accident, three passengers on the train were also injured, although their injuries were not reported as life threatening.

Site of the Metrolink train crash El Monte, CA that killed a Union Pacific railroad worker and injured three other passengers on the train. Photo Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The deceased railroad worker, whose name has not been released, was on a railway crossing when the Union Pacific maintenance truck he was sitting in was struck by the Metrolink train. ... Read More

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