Wreck of the Owl Selma California

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Title

Wreck of the Owl Selma California

Subject

Southern Pacific Railroad Company; Railroad accidents -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Traffic accidents -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Selma (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Features the Southern Pacific Railroad Station in Selma on 12 February 1937. The Owl, a Southern Pacific passenger train, derailed at 12:11 AM after striking a stalled automobile driven by Frank K. Ritchie of Porterville. The Owl's engine, tender, and seven passenger cars came off the tracks. Both the Owl's engineer and fireman were killed. Mr. Ritchie was reportedly drunk at the time. He was arraigned the following day in Fresno and charged with two counts of felony manslaughter.

Source

1 Photographic print (1 postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1937

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0044

Coverage

ca 1937

Files

frp0044a.jpg

Citation

“Wreck of the Owl Selma California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1695.

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