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Boiler casing blown 150 feet in locomotive blast, watchman killed
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated June 6, 1949 reads, "Broken line traces the course of a boiler casing that was blown 100 feet high and landed 150 feet away when a Santa Fe work train locomotive exploded at Doheny Park. B. J. Blake, engine watchman, was killed. His body was found 430 feet away."
1 photographic print :b&w ;9 x 26 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Santa Fe Southern Railway Company
Locomotives--California--San Juan Capistrano
Explosions--California--San Juan Capistrano
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Doheny State Park (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
San Juan Capistrano (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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