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Author Fowler, Simon, author

Title Railway disasters / Simon Fowler
Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Transport, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (121 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Images of transport
Images of transport
Contents Introduction; Chapter 1 Accidents on the Early Railway 1829-1889; Chapter 2 The Golden Age of the Railway Accident 1890-1914; Chapter 3 The Years of War and Peace 1914-1947; Chapter 4 Accidents on British Railways 1948-1968; Further Reading
Summary British railways are one of the safest ways of travelling. That they are so is the result of painful lessons learnt over many decades, for there have been many hundreds of railway disasters. This book looks at some of the most famous as well as some that have been all but forgotten, matching graphic illustrations with eyewitness accounts of people who were there and the confidential reports of the accident investigators who worked out what had gone wrong. The book explores the reasons why accidents happen. Some are due to the carelessness of staff, others due to equipment failure or poor signa
Notes Includes QR code
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Railroad accidents -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1322218668 (ebk)
9781322218663 (ebk)