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Train wreck : the forensics of rail disasters

Author: G D Bibel
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins Paper editionView all editions and formats
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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 numerous crashes, including 17 in which more than 200 people were killed.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G D Bibel
ISBN: 1421427079 9781421427072
OCLC Number: 1030907297
Description: 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The railroad industry (as seen through accidents) --
How trains crash, then and now --
Moderate-speed passenger train collision --
Freight train collisions --
Avoiding collisions --
Positive train control --
Moving at the wrong speed --
Bearing failures --
Gravity: it's the law --
More runaways: brake failure --
Broken rail --
Buckled track --
Epilogue: safety in the modern era.
Responsibility: George Bibel.

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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;  Read more...

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Investigations of 17 accidents help show why trains crash and what those incidents can teach. * Science News * An interesting read to be recommended to anyone who travels by train. * Today's Railways Read more...

 
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