Train Wrecks: A Pictorial History of Accidents on the Main Line - PDF free download eBook

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Introduction

American railroad history is filled with accounts of misadventure. Steam boilers blew up. Bridges collapsed under the weight of heavy engines.Locomotives crashed head-on because of signal failures....

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Original Title
Train Wrecks: A Pictorial History of Accidents on the Main Line
ISBN13
9780764301360
First Published
1968 year
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
184 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

Some brief overview of this book

American railroad history is filled with accounts of misadventure. Steam boilers blew up. Bridges collapsed under the weight of heavy engines.

Locomotives crashed head-on because of signal failures. Passenger cars derailed, often with dire results. Lightly built wooden coaches splintered on impact, and the debris often ignited from the coals in the iron stoves used for hea American railroad history is filled with accounts of misadventure.

Steam boilers blew up. Bridges collapsed under the weight of heavy engines. Locomotives crashed head-on because of signal failures.

Passenger cars derailed, often with dire results. Lightly built wooden coaches splintered on impact, and the debris often ignited from the coals in the iron stoves used for heating. 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. When you pick up this wonderous book, you will have a hard time putting it down

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