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Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters

George Bibel
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781421405902 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1421405903 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781421406527 (electronic), 1421406527 (electronic)
Contents
  • The railroad industry (as seen through accidents)
  • How trains crash, then and now
  • Moderate-speed passenger train collisions
  • 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.
Description
355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-349) and index.
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