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Great Train Disasters


Great Train Disasters
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Author : G. M. Kichenside
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1997

Great Train Disasters written by G. M. Kichenside and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1997 with Railroad accidents categories.




Great Train Disasters


Great Train Disasters
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Author : Geoffrey Kichenside
language : en
Publisher: Parragon Publishing
Release Date : 1997-01-01

Great Train Disasters written by Geoffrey Kichenside and has been published by Parragon Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1997-01-01 with Railroad accidents categories.




The Quintinshill Conspiracy


The Quintinshill Conspiracy
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Author : Adrian Searle
language : en
Publisher: Wharncliffe
Release Date : 2013-10-01

The Quintinshill Conspiracy written by Adrian Searle and has been published by Wharncliffe this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-10-01 with Transportation categories.


It was the railway's Titanic. A horrific crash involving five trains in which 230 died and 246 were injured, it remains the worst disaster in the long history of Britain's rail network.??The location was the isolated signal box at Quintinshill, on the Anglo-Scottish border near Gretna; the date, 22 May 1915. Amongst the dead and injured were women and children but most of the casualties were Scottish soldiers on their way to fight in the Gallipoli campaign. Territorials setting off for war on a distant battlefield were to die, not in battle, but on home soil – victims, it was said, of serious incompetence and a shoddy regard for procedure in the signal box, resulting in two signalmen being sent to prison. Startling new evidence reveals that the failures which led to the disaster were far more complex and wide-reaching than signalling negligence. Using previously undisclosed documents, the authors have been able to access official records from the time and have uncovered a?highly shocking and controversial truth behind what actually happened at Quintinshill and the extraordinary attempts to hide the truth.??As featured in Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine, January 2014.



Train Wreck


Train Wreck
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Author : George Bibel
language : en
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date : 2012-10-07

Train Wreck written by George Bibel and has been published by JHU Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2012-10-07 with Science categories.


Trains are massive—with some weighing 15,000 tons or more. When these metal monsters collide or go off the rails, their destructive power becomes clear. 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 details 17 crashes in which more than 200 people were killed. Readers follow investigators as they sift through the rubble and work with computerized event recorders to figure out what happened. 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



The White Cascade


The White Cascade
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Author : Gary Krist
language : en
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date : 2008-01-22

The White Cascade written by Gary Krist and has been published by Henry Holt and Company this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008-01-22 with History categories.


The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped—but nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved minute by minute: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned without escape, their railcars gradually being buried in the rising drifts. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men—led by the line's legendarily courageous superintendent, James O'Neill—worked round-the-clock to rescue the trains. But the storm was unrelenting, and to the passenger's great anxiety, the railcars—their only shelter—were parked precariously on the edge of a steep ravine. As the days passed, food and coal supplies dwindled. Panic and rage set in as snow accumulated deeper and deeper on the cliffs overhanging the trains. Finally, just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred: the earth shifted and a colossal avalanche tumbled from the high pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, Gary Krist's The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a supremely dramatic and never-before-documented American tragedy. An adventure saga filled with colorful and engaging history, this is epic narrative storytelling at its finest.



The Lac M Gantic Rail Disaster


The Lac M Gantic Rail Disaster
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Author : Bruce Campbell
language : en
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Release Date : 2018-10-02

The Lac M Gantic Rail Disaster written by Bruce Campbell and has been published by James Lorimer & Company this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-10-02 with Social Science categories.


The July 6, 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster is a tragedy unparalleled in Canadian history. It resulted in major loss of life, massive environmental destruction and the evisceration of a small Quebec town. Blame landed squarely on the shoulders of three front-line employees of the Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic Railway Company. But a jury acquitted them. Lac-Mégantic is the story of a rail industry writing its own rules, a booming US oil industry based on fracking, fighting any obstacles to selling their dangerous product, and a rogue US railway operator cutting corners to make his fortune. At another level the story is about a federal government blinded by its own free market ideology, fixated on making Canada an energy superpower, and compliant bureaucrats failing to protect the public interest. At the heart of it all is a small, tight-knit community torn apart and struggling to recover. There is unimaginable loss, broken lives and families, and individual and collective trauma. But there is also healing, solidarity, commemoration, remembrance, and the determination to rebuild and transcend. This book uncovers the truth about Lac-Mégantic. It includes first person interviews with many of the key players, analysis of the corporate executives and the companies involved, an examination of the complex world of transport safety regulation in Canada, and an account of the trials of the three accused.



Red For Danger


Red For Danger
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Author : L. T. C. Rolt
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1982

Red For Danger written by L. T. C. Rolt and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1982 with Railroad accidents categories.


The result of Rolt's careful investigation and study of verbatim reports and findings by H.M. Inspectorate of Railways. It covers major accidents from the 19th and 20th century, and reveals the evolution of safety devices and methods which came to make the British railway carriage one of the safest ways of transport in the world.