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Train derailed, Lancaster
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 13, 1987 reads, "Cleanup crew members grapple with a big job along the railroad tracks in Lancaster yesterday: righting 33 overturned tank cars and cleaning up 60,000 gallons of spilled oil after a freight train wreck. When a speeding automobile hit the right-of-way and spread the rails, four engines of the oncoming train rumbled off the tracks, dragging the cars with them. The train narrowly missed the overturned auto, whose driver was trapped. His two passengers escaped the car. All three were hospitalized. The workers build dikes of sand to dam the oil and absorb it. The sand will be trucked away."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 35 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Oil spills--Cleanup--California--Lancaster
Railroad accidents--California--Lancaster
Railroad cars--California--Lancaster
Oil spills--California--Lancaster
Lancaster (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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