1951: Victory and Balboa Blvd. Train Hits Truck.


These images are borrowed from the pages of the USC Digital Archives.

The Southern Pacific railroad ran parallel to Victory Blvd, along the same route travelled by today’s Metro Orange Line.

“Train versus auto at Victory Boulevard and Balboa Boulevard, 17 October 1951. Bernard Warren (victim). (Sleeve reads: A-9348).
Caption slip reads: “Photographer: Glickman. Date: 1951-10-17. Reporter: Fisk.
Assignment: Train vs. auto — Victory & Balboa. 2 shots wrecked truck. 4 shots of Bernard Warren, victim at scene”.

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