Derailed street car crashes into trolley post, Los Angeles, 1934
- Derailed street car crashes into trolley post, Los Angeles, 1934
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- December 18, 1934
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
An automobile axle was laid across the tracks on McClintock Ave and 37th, presumably by union railway strikers, and caused the derailment of a trolley on the yellow line carrying over fifty passengers.
A similar photograph appears with the article, “P. E. Offers Union Wage Concessions,” Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 1934: 1.
In November of 1934, members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees confronted the Los Angeles Railway Corporation to contract with their union in support of wage increases ad to operate under union rules. A strike followed when the union was challenged and railway operations were halted or slowed down on a number of occasions.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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