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Title
Derailment causes evacuation of downtown Compton
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
1986
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Compton and Willowbrook railroad officials plan how to upright seven overturned Southern Pacific freight cars, including a tanker filled with 30,000 gallons of flammable butane, which caused the evacuation of five downtown blocks of the Compton civic center. Photograph dated December 15, 1986.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 32 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096109
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b008_f5_i17
CARL0005107631
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30148
Subject
Compton City Hall (Compton, Calif.)
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Railroad accidents--California--Compton
Railroad tracks--California--Compton
Railroad cars--California--Compton
City halls--California--Compton
Compton (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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