Skip to main content

Image / Attempted street car derailment on 7th and Los Angeles, 1934

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Attempted street car derailment on 7th and Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
November 28, 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 Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with the headline, "Vandals Upset Two More Cars as Strike Terror Continues," Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov 1934: 1, 10.
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. Members of the Los Angeles Railway Employees Association replaced strikers.
Text from newspaper caption: [above:] Shrieks of Police Sirens Save This Car from Tumbling on Its Side [below:] Broken wheel carriers held this inbound street car from crashing to its side at Seventh and Los Angeles streets last night at the peak of the rush hour. Strikers, who beat Motorman D. E. Moore as they forced a capacity load of passengers to dismount, struggled for several minutes to rock the vehicle from the tracks but had to flee before their vandalism was completed when wailing police sirens signaled the approach of officers. Emergency crews righted the car and cleared the tracks in less than an hour. Lines of both the Los Angeles and the Pacific Electric Railways were blockaded by the disabled car. (Wide World photos)
Text from negative sleeve: 6546 – L. A. Ry Strike 1934 LA Ry Strike, 1934
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Street railroad accidents--California--Los Angeles
Street railroad strikes--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Railway
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: