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Train Wrecks: A Pictorial History of Accidents on the Main Line

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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. With Train Wrecks, Robert Reed presents a major historic work, amply illustrated to present the full impact of this developmental period of rail transport.

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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. Train buffs will see the antecedents of their hobby.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181], [183]).

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ISBN:
9780764301360
Author:
Reed, Robert Carroll
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing
Location:
Atglen, Pa. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Railroad accidents.
Subject:
Railroad accidents -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Railroad accidents -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Railroad accidents -- United States.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
11.04x8.63x.63 in. 1.86 lbs.
Age Level:
15-15

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"Synopsis" by , 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. Train buffs will see the antecedents of their hobby.
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