ATSF 19L         
Locomotive #19L, leading the Super Chief, loses braking ability while preparing to depart Los Angeles' Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT). The train crashes through a steel bumper post and then a concrete wall located at the end of the dead-end track, and ultimately comes to rest with the front half of the locomotive dangling 20 feet (6 m) above the street below. Although there are no injuries, the engineer loses his job over the incident.
Date: 1/25/1948 Location: Los Angeles, CA   Map Show Los Angeles on a rail map Views: 2398 Collection Of:   Gabriel Felton
Locomotives: ATSF 19(F3A)    Author:  Unknown
ATSF 19L
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Shad Vargo General Fail 11/25/2012 8:58:40 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Might have gone farther, were it not for the wires. Awesome homepage shot. 12/28/2012 10:40:08 AM
Ted Krug General Nice catch, thanks for sharing. 1/17/2013 8:50:08 PM
Curt Beal General Very surreal looking photo and one of the most intereresting ones I've ever seen on the homepage. 3/12/2013 1:32:38 AM
Roberto Alaniz General I saw this photo as a kid and stared at it for hours. Thanks for sharing. 3/14/2013 11:45:24 PM
Gary Richards jr. General Wow, that's different!! Thanks for posting!! 12/18/2015 3:16:13 PM
Jamie Smith General That's one way to catch a train. Seen on homepage. 6/26/2016 11:09:44 PM
Timothy Holliday General Train simulator in real life LOL! That's a funny and popular shot and one worth the time to view. Thanks so much. Homepage shot 09/28/2016. 9/28/2016 4:24:07 PM

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