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Locomotive engineers and firemen at railroad crash site, Glendale, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 19, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Related to article, "Trainwreck in Glendale Hurts Dozen," Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1935.
Three men stand in front of a derailed locomotive on broken train tracks. The men wear clothing typical of train engineers: hats, bandannas around their necks, denim overalls, and jumpsuits. There is noticable wear on their clothing. The train engine number is shown to be No. 4355. Another piece of signage on the locomotive reads, "VE., T.R.H. 10 10 35, CE., T.R.H. 10 10 35, MW 10 5 35." The men standing, from left to right are: Harry Darms, fireman; Arthur Champlin, engineer; and D.A. Woodruff, fireman. (Locomotive firemen were coal stokers, those employees who kept the fires of the train engines going.) All three men were on the locomotive when it crashed into a seven-ton truck on the tracks in Glendale. A dozen people were injured, with no fatalities.
Text from negative sleeve: 2567-- Harry Darms, Arthur Champlin, D.A. Woodruff, S.P. Engineers & Firemen in wreck, 10-19-35
Handwritten on negative: L 2 R Harry Darms, Arthur Champlin, D.A. Woodruff, 10-19-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Railroad accidents--California--Glendale
Locomotive firemen--California--Glendale
Locomotive engineers--California--Glendale
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Champlin, Arthur
Woodruff, D. A
Darms, Harry
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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