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Workers clean up aftermath of railroad crash, 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, 20 Oct. 1935
A truck with a wooden-fenced carriage bed is parked across broken railroad tracks. The truck is filled with mail bags transported from an adjacent crashed train. The truck bed faces the open door of the train's baggage car. Stenciled onto the baggage car: "Southern Pacific Line" and "Baggage." A man on top of the truck is in mid-motion, pulling up a mail bag from the hands of his partner, who is at the car's entrance. Stenciled on the truck's door: "P.M.T." and "327." Additionally, signage on the truck bed's fencing reads, "Southern Pacific Motor Transport Service," and stenciled into the fencing: "Pacific Motor Trucking Company [?]". Foreground: men shoveling access dirt and debris away from the wreckage. Background: A few bystanders, men and women can be seen to the right of the image. Additionally more train cars from the same locomotive can be seen. The Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive had crashed into a seven-ton truck on the tracks in Glendale. A dozen people were injured, with no fatalities.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2570-- Train Wreck, S.P. = Glendale, 10-19-35, [stamped:] OCT 23 1935
Handwritten on nitrate negative: Taking mail & express from wrecked SP train
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Railroad accidents--California--Glendale
Trucking--United States
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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