Here's a long-forgotten news article submitted by Willa (Painter) Eklund.

In 1954 a Paso Robles Laundry truck collided with a Southern Pacific train. Thankfully, both William Painter and Paul Smiley weren't seriously injured.

Great picture and story! Thanks, Willa.


Paso Robles Laundry Truck Laundered






Truck Hits Train in 1954












Hope you've enjoyed this brief look into the Paso Robles that was.