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Railroad Wrecks

Author : Edgar A. Haine
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"This book recounts the most serious railroad accidents worldwide from 1853 to the present time. Relevant specifics of these disasters have been researched and summary narratives written. The central purpose of this volume is to record the horrendous details surrounding railroad calamities and, more importantly, to investigate, analyze, and derive beneficial knowledge about wreck causes and deduce corrective courses of action, setting forth successful principles of accident prevention that might be useful and applicable in rail operations everywhere. The ultimate purpose therefore has been to determine universal railroad safety doctrines, the application of which will lessen the frequency and severity of future rail accidents and thereby reduce death tolls, passenger and employee injuries, and the attendant financial and material losses." "Covered herein in concise form are the accounts of 70 major rail disasters in the United States and 111 train catastrophes in various foreign countries. Included for quick reference are two tabulations showing pertinent particulars for all the railroad disasters treated in this volume. The reader, if he peruses this long list of wreck narratives, will acquire a unique understanding of the widespread incident of rail accidents and, perhaps, arrive at a personal judgment on how to best further the noble cause of accident prevention. Certainly, he will gain an eye-opening view of the dreadful scope of the long-term operational misfortunes that have plagued the mighty "Iron Horse."" "More than one hundred photographs taken at the scenes of the accidents illustrate this volume." "A substantial introduction elucidates the history of railroading in relation to death-dealing mishaps, operating safeguards, railroad personnel, the human factor, the grade crossing dilemma, rail unions and worker discipline, safety research efforts, code of railroad working rules, alcohol and drug problems, the Harriman safety awards, the legendary rail cabooses, and accident prevention guidelines." "The eleven-part appendix includes a historical/statistical review of safety on the United States railroads and reports on the horrendous Louisville & Nashville Railroad hazardous materials spillage at Crestview, Florida, on 8 April 1970. Also summarized are the rail accident prevention philosophies practiced on four foreign railway systems."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Train Wrecks

Author : Robert Carroll Reed
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In the mid-nineteenth century, American railroading was burgeoning--a growth too fast for safe operations. Despite the grim statistics of 19th and early 20th century train wrecks that resulted, one cannot help but find the photographs and public prints of the day interesting. Train buffs will see the antecedents of their hobby.

Awards of the Second Division National Railroad Adjustment Board with Index

Author : United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
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Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1969

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
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Committee Serial No. 91-32. Considers S. 1933 and similar S. 2915 and S. 3061, to authorize DOT inspection and regulation of railroad cars and equipment to ensure railroad safety. July 14 hearing was held in Indianapolis, Ind., to conduct an investigation into several Indiana railroad accidents.

Illinois Central Railroad Wrecks Derailments and Floods

Author : Clifford J. Downey
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With roots dating back to 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) transported millions of passengers and countless tons of freight. Most trips were completed without incident. However, there were occasional mishaps, including derailments and collisions with other trains or highway vehicles. Most accidents were minor, while others made the national news, such as the October 30, 1972, collision of two commuter trains in Chicago that killed 45 passengers. The IC frequently had to deal with flooding, for the railroad ran in close proximity to several major rivers. In January and February 1937, much of the southern half of the railroad was shut down because of flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This book depicts many of the accidents that have taken place along the Illinois Central through the years. The photographs are drawn from numerous sources, including the railroad's own photographers, amateur photographers, and photography studios.

Train Wreck

Author : Wesley S. Griswold
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"The story of 19 historic rail disasters: 1833-1958"--Jacket.

Railroad Men

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A Strange Railroad Wreck

Author : George Collins
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The Railroad Trainman

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Railroad History

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Railroad Magazine

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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners

Author : Massachusetts. Board of Railroad Commissioners
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The Railroad Problem

Author : Edward Hungerford
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Railroad Notes

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Reports of Cases and Proceedings Before the Board of Railroad Commissioners

Author : Montana. Board of Railroad Commissioners
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Reports of Cases and Proceedings Before the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Montana

Author : Montana. Board of Railroad Commissioners
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Railroad Model Craftsman

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Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of Louisiana

Author : Railroad Commission of Louisiana
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Railfan Railroad

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