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Southern Pacific train derailed by utility truck, 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.
Derailed train engines and other train cars in outcome of railroad collision. Dozens of bystanders are scattered around the wreckage. The train has the numbers "4355" and "76." In the immediate foreground to the right, the rear of a train car reads, "SPMW7025 [?]." In the background the landscape of a town can be seen against the backdrop of mountains. The Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive had collided with a seven-ton sand truck on the train tracks in Glendale. A dozen people were injured, with no fatalities.
This photograph appears with the article, "Trainwreck in Glendale Hurts Dozen," Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 1935
Text from newspaper caption: [above:] Locomotives and Cars Hurled From Rails in Spectacular Smash [below:] Scene at Aviation Drive crossing on San Fernando Road after Southern Pacific Lark crashed into rear end of a gravel truck, derailing two engines and two cars. Photo shows one of the locomotives toppled in ditch after ploughing earth for more tan 600 feet, tearing up rails in course of wild ride, and others as it halted after leaving tracks. more than 170 were aboard when the crash came. Twelve passengers and trainmen went to the hospital. Times photo.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2570-- 10/20/35, S.P Train wreck, Glendale, 10-19-35
Handwritten on nitrate negative sleeve: SP train wreck, Glendale, 10-19-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Railroad accidents--California--Glendale
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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