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Stranded by a strike

Stranded by a strike

Sept. 24, 1943: Miss Dorothy Hill is stranded at a station at Sixth and Main Streets by a strike against Pacific Electric Railroad.

A strike against Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads stopped all freight, then spread to Pacific Electric. Some 300,000 passengers and 2,000 carloads of freight were idled.

This photo was published in the Sept. 25, 1943, Los Angeles Times. The strike ended the next day.

For more, check out this previous post: War freight rolls as railroad strike ends.

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