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Title
Train derailed, Pico Rivera
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Sergieff, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
1988
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
L.A. County fireman and a railroad worker survey the wreckage of locomotives after one freight train crashed into another at Serapis Ave. and Slauson Ave. in Pico Rivera, killing a longtime Santa Fe Railroad supervisor and destroying two buildings. Approximately 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel, which spilled from the engines on the moving train, erupted in a huge fireball, shooting flames about 80 feet high as it engulfed the two buildings. The overall damage to the trains, twisted tracks and the two nearby buildings were estimated at approximately $2 million. The high-speed accident was blamed on a signal malfunction. Photograph dated January 24, 1988.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 31 cm. on sheet 20 x 32 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096120
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b008_f6_i6
CARL0005108484
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30202
Subject
Santa Fe Southern Railway Company
Railroad accidents--California--Pico Rivera
Debris--California--Pico Rivera
Railroad tracks--California--Pico Rivera
Railroad cars--California--Pico Rivera
Diesel fuels--California--Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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