Railroad accident on the South Pacific Coast Railroad's mainline crossing with the Southern Pacific Railroad

A railroad accident on the South Pacific Coast Railroad's mainline crossing with the Southern Pacific Railroad a few hundred feet south of the Santa Clara depot. Locomotive Number 1377 of the Southern Pacific collided with another locomotive at this crossing with disastrous results. Both engines were heading north and arrived at the same time. The crossing was protected by a man in this signalman's shanty that barely missed being destroyed.

Source of information: Typed on back of mounting
Date: 1903
Type: PHOTO
Coverage:
  • Santa Clara (County)
  • 1900s
Rights: This photograph/postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-0114

Citation

“Railroad accident on the South Pacific Coast Railroad's mainline crossing with the Southern Pacific Railroad.” 1903. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/9379. Accessed 23 July 2024.