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Title
Train derailed, Lancaster
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Sergieff, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Cleanup crew members grapple with a big job along the railroad tracks in Lancaster yesterday: righting 33 overturned tank cars and cleaning up 60,000 gallons of spilled oil after a freight train wreck. When a speeding automobile hit the right-of-way and spread the rails, four engines of the oncoming train rumbled off the tracks, dragging the cars with them. The train narrowly missed the overturned auto, whose driver was trapped. His two passengers escaped the car. All three were hospitalized. The workers build dikes of sand to dam the oil and absorb it. The sand will be trucked away. Photograph dated July 11, 1987.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 35 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096112
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b008_f5_i20
CARL0005107634
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30151
Subject
Oil spills--Cleanup--California--Lancaster
Railroad accidents--California--Lancaster
Debris--California--Lancaster
Railroad cars--California--Lancaster
Oil spills--California--Lancaster
Lancaster (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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