Train Wrecks

This volume provides black & white photographs and etchings of just about every imaginable type of train accident including boiler explosions, telescoping, bridge failures, head-on and rear-end collisions, mostly from the last half of the ...

Train Wrecks

This volume provides black & white photographs and etchings of just about every imaginable type of train accident including boiler explosions, telescoping, bridge failures, head-on and rear-end collisions, mostly from the last half of the 1800's. The text presents many bits and pieces of U.S. railroad history as well as some contemporary accounts of life on the tracks, providing insight into how the railroads have progressed technologically and the impacts those advances have had on railroad safety.

Railroad Collisions Book

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings.

Railroad Collisions Book

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings. He faults the railroads themselves for poor risk management, but the industry is by no means the only culpable party. The Federal Railroad Administration's timid dealings with railroad companies impair meaningful changes, while the National Transportation Safety Board's findings in many of their accident investigations are woefully, fatally incorrect. From commuter train collisions to engineer fatigue and a nationwide epidemic of incorrectly set safety crossing lights, ] the author paints a picture of an industry willing to put complacency ahead of safety, often actively working against positive change. The author supports his arguments with concrete examples. His interviews with locomotive engineers and a former safety director are thought-provoking and hard-hitting, while discussions with the parents of children killed in preventable railroad accidents provide a compassionate glimpse into the human cost of mismanaged risk. Doing for railway transportation what Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed did for the automobile industry, Railroad Collisions book is a sobering look at how mismanagement and misinformation endanger lives throughout America's sprawling rail system.

The Injury Fact Book

Freight train conductors, brakemen, and flagmen have the highest on-duty death rates among railroad employees ... Collisions between trains and motor vehicles are further discussed in Chapter 17, because virtually all of the deaths and ...

The Injury Fact Book

This is a comprehensive but concise reference that documents the nature and importance of the injury problem in the United States. For each of more than sixty causes of injury, data are presented by age, race, sex, geographic area, urban/rural residence, and per capita income. The second edition includes new chapters on injuries related to sports, work, aviation, and large trucks. Also new are many analyses subdivided by four racial groups as well as age and sex, made possible by the use of mortality data from a seven year period. The updated analyses of time trends throughout the book document major reductions in death rates over the past decade. As a statistical compilation, the book offers users a quick reference to valuable detail, much of which would otherwise be inaccessible. It also discusses reasons for many of the extreme differences among groups of people in injury death rates and describes promising avenues to prevention. This accessible, readable reference will be valuable to public health personnel, physicians, epidemiologists, safety planners and policy makers.

Train Wreck

In this book, George Bibel presents riveting tales of trains gone wrong, the detective work of finding out why, and the safety improvements that were born of tragedy.

Train Wreck

Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama.Train Wreck is a fascinating exploration of; runaway trains; bearing failures; metal fatigue; crash testing ; collision dynamics; bad rails

Railroad Collisions Deadly Story

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings.

Railroad Collisions Deadly Story

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings. He faults the railroads themselves for poor risk management, but the industry is by no means the only culpable party. The Federal Railroad Administration's timid dealings with railroad companies impair meaningful changes, while the National Transportation Safety Board's findings in many of their accident investigations are woefully, fatally incorrect. From commuter train collisions to engineer fatigue and a nationwide epidemic of incorrectly set safety crossing lights, ] the author paints a picture of an industry willing to put complacency ahead of safety, often actively working against positive change. The author supports his arguments with concrete examples. His interviews with locomotive engineers and a former safety director are thought-provoking and hard-hitting, while discussions with the parents of children killed in preventable railroad accidents provide a compassionate glimpse into the human cost of mismanaged risk. Doing for railway transportation what Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed did for the automobile industry, Railroad Collisions book is a sobering look at how mismanagement and misinformation endanger lives throughout America's sprawling rail system.

Railroad Gazette

THE GENERAL CASH BOOK , STATEMENTS REQUIRED FROM BANK . as follows : to day for such cash as he needs in the payment of wages and space , a single leaf of the book being sufficient to accommoCOLLISIONS : the settlement of accounts .

Railroad Gazette


The Railway Surgeon

RAILWAY SPINE . book had about run its mischievous career , and become a back number . ... in with the book damages for injuries claimed to have been received in -to embrace some suitable occasion to call profes- railroad collisions .

The Railway Surgeon


Illinois Central Railroad

The first chapter is titled “An Ounce of Prevention” and was intentionally put at the front of the book. The IC, like most railroads, invested heavily in technology and training to prevent accidents from ever happening.

Illinois Central Railroad

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.

Death Rode the Rails

. . I recommend this book without qualifications."—Railroad History "A thought-provoking and well-grounded contribution to the history of American economic development."—Journal of American History "Pioneering . . .

Death Rode the Rails

"The evolution of railroad safety, Aldrich argues, involved the interplay of market forces, science and technology, and legal and public pressures. He considers the railroad as a system in its entirety: operational realities, technical constraints, economic history, internal politics, and labor management. Aldrich shows that economics initially encouraged American carriers to build and operate cheap and dangerous lines. Only over time did the trade-off between safety and output - shaped by labor markets and public policy - motivate carriers to develop technological improvements that enhanced both productivity and safety."--BOOK JACKET.

The Federal Railroad Book

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings.

The Federal Railroad Book

In Railroad Collisions book, the author reveals his findings. He faults the railroads themselves for poor risk management, but the industry is by no means the only culpable party. The Federal Railroad Administration's timid dealings with railroad companies impair meaningful changes, while the National Transportation Safety Board's findings in many of their accident investigations are woefully, fatally incorrect. From commuter train collisions to engineer fatigue and a nationwide epidemic of incorrectly set safety crossing lights, ] the author paints a picture of an industry willing to put complacency ahead of safety, often actively working against positive change. The author supports his arguments with concrete examples. His interviews with locomotive engineers and a former safety director are thought-provoking and hard-hitting, while discussions with the parents of children killed in preventable railroad accidents provide a compassionate glimpse into the human cost of mismanaged risk. Doing for railway transportation what Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed did for the automobile industry, Railroad Collisions book is a sobering look at how mismanagement and misinformation endanger lives throughout America's sprawling rail system.

Surgical Journal

RAILWAY SPINE . book had about run its mischievous career , and become a back number . ... in with the book damages for injuries claimed to have been received in -to embrace some suitable occasion to call profes- railroad collisions .

Surgical Journal


Railway Collisions Prevented Classic Reprint

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Railway Collisions Prevented  Classic Reprint

Excerpt from Railway Collisions Prevented The Author deems himself privileged in being permitted to associate the name and plans of a gentleman of so much ability in his profession, in connection with, and in sup port Of his own ideas, as well as in being able to exhibit to the public and to Railway Companies by what simple means collisions, with all their frightful consequences, may be numbered amongst the things that were. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Treatise on the Law of Negligence

to have brakes . open , when an act of the legislature requires it to be closed on the approach of a train , is such negligence ... CHAPTER III . INJURIES CAUSED TO TRAVELLERS AND VISITORS BY 628 § 810. ] RAILROAD COLLISIONS . [ BOOK III .

A Treatise on the Law of Negligence


Railway Collisions Prevented Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Railway Collisions Prevented   Primary Source Edition

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The Insurance Year Book

PRINCIPAL FIRES , MARINE LOSSES , AND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS . January , 1873 . 1st . – Fifth Avenue Theatre , New York , burned , just after matinee performance in the afterMost of the actors lost their wardrobes , and Mr. Augustin Daly ...

The Insurance Year Book


The Spectator Insurance Year Book

PRINCIPAL FIRES , MARINE LOSSES , AND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS . January , 1873 . 1st . - Fifth Avenue Theatre , New York , burned , just after matinee performance in the afterMost of the actors lost their wardrobes , and Mr. Augustin Daly ...

The Spectator Insurance Year Book


Great Train Disasters

GRT TRAIN DISASTERSEASTLAKE, KEITH

Great Train Disasters

GRT TRAIN DISASTERSEASTLAKE, KEITH

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