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Title
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
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
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.
A similar photograph appears with the article, “P. E. Offers Union Wage Concessions,” Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 1934: 1.
An automobile axle was laid across the tracks at McClintock Ave and 37th, presumably by union railway strikers, and caused the derailment of a trolley on the yellow line carrying over fifty passengers.
Text from negative sleeve: L. A. Ry. Strike. 6546 Car wreck at 37th & McClintock 1934
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_14492
ark:/21198/zz002j838w
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Street railroad accidents--California--Los Angeles
Street railroad strikes--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Railway
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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