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Derailed street car crashes into trolley post, Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
December 18, 1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
An automobile axle was laid across the tracks on McClintock Ave and 37th, presumably by union railway strikers, and caused the derailment of a trolley on the yellow line carrying over fifty passengers.
In November of 1934, members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees confronted the Los Angeles Railway Corporation to contract with their union in support of wage increases ad to operate under union rules. A strike followed when the union was challenged and railway operations were halted or slowed down on a number of occasions.
A similar photograph appears with the article, “P. E. Offers Union Wage Concessions,” Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 1934: 1.
Text from negative sleeve: 6546 – L. A. Ry Strike 1934 LA Ry Strike, 1934
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Street railroad strikes--California--Los Angeles
Street railroad accidents--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Railway
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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