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It was a train wreck of an event

May 28, 2011 10:56:01 PM- latimes.com
In 1906, on a mile-long stretch of track where the L.A. Coliseum now stands, promoters hurtled two giant locomotives toward each other. As the engineers leaped to safety, the climactic moment came.

Even for Los Angeles, the accident scene drew an unusually large number of gawkers — and the accident hadn't even happened yet.


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