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1937 train derailment

1937 train derailment

The original March 16, 1937 caption reported:

Derailment of a Southern Pacific freight train in the mouth of tunnel at Tehachapi Pass smashed these box cars against walls of ravine and held up passenger traffic traffic for hours. The passengers were transferred to buses for the rest of the trip to Los Angeles.

These two photos were shot on 4×5 inch black and white film.

March 15, 1937: This second unpublished image shows the derailed Southern Pacific train cars being removed with the help of a crane in the railroad tunnel entrance. Credit: Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive/UCLA

1 Comment

  1. July 13, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Must be the east end of Tunnel 9, at 35.1999N 118.5378W

    By: Tim

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