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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 hea ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published January 8th 1997 by Schiffer Publishing (first published January 1st 1968)
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Head On

By Glenn Dixon • May 5, 2000
Crash fan Robert Carroll Reed celebrates the transformed machine.

Robert Carroll Reed has lived on a quiet, tree-lined street in Old Town Alexandria for more than 20 years. A friendly, animated man in his early 60s, he owns a small, immaculately kept mid-19th-century house that is on the Historic Alexandria Foundation's Early Buildings Survey. He greets me wearing a pale yellow button-down shirt,
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May 19, 2008 Rae rated it liked it
This historical survey has engravings and photographs of every type of old train wreck imaginable including boiler explosions, telescoping, bridge failures, head-on and rear-end collisions. The text has many bits and pieces of railroad history as well as some contemporary accounts of life on the tracks.
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Jan 16, 2016 Sheila Myers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: transportation
This was a book from my grandfather's collection of books about trains. Although any tragedy is sad, these are also interesting.
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