EMD F7 / accident


EMD-F7_100.jpgLos Angeles, Ca, Jan 25, 1948, A Diesel locomotive hangs over Aliso Street after running off the end of rails

私の好きな Santa Fe の EMD F7 は離陸に失敗したらしい。

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私が飛行機と見間違えるくらいの……流線型の EMD F7 に対して、道路上の車がクラシック過ぎる……、いかに F7 の形態が突出していたのか分かる。


Google してみたら、同じ事故の写真が出てきた。

Santa Fe #19L, leading the Super Chief, after smashing through a concrete barrier at Los Angeles Union Station in January 1948


The Super Chief was one of the named passenger trains and the flagship of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It claimed to be “The Train of the Stars” because of the celebrities it carried between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California.

January 25, 1948: Locomotive #19L, leading the Super Chief, loses brakes at Los Angeles’ Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT). The train crashes through a steel bumper post and a concrete wall and stops with the front half of the locomotive 20 feet above Aliso Street. No injuries, but the engineer loses his job.

Posted by 秋山東一 @ March 16, 2015 02:10 PM