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Title
Miniature locomotive builder's masterpiece
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
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
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated December 28, 1950 partially reads, "After 15 years of working with miniature trains that run under their own power, Dick Bagley, motion picture projectionist of Canoga Park has just completed what he believes is his masterpiece. It's an eight foot locomotive that burns soft coal and if turned loose on a straight-away track could make upwards of 40 miles per hour. Bagley's locomotive is a completely rebuilt one. It's what is called by railroad men as an overhauled and back shop job. All parts were reworked. It's ready for immediate delivery to Robert A. Day of West Los Angeles, but may be viewed at the Bagley home at 6904 Geyser St., Canoga Park." Photograph caption reads, "Tight squeeze - Tiny but effective is the fire box that burns soft coal to propel this operating miniature train valued at $7000. Bagley inserts the fire box, above."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 10 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00137182
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d044_f30_i4
CARL0005651929
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/67155
Subject
Motion picture projectionists--California--Los Angeles
Locomotives--Models--California--Los Angeles
Locomotives--California--Los Angeles
Miniature objects--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period
1941-1950

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