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George Bibel

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Train Wrecks

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Trains still derail and collide just like they did a century ago. The most dangerous condition for passengers is loss of livable space--the car (and passengers) is crushed. This occurs in a collision or if the train derails at high speed into something solid. Also problematic is derailing off a...

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Why Can't Modern Technology Prevent Train Wrecks?

(3) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 5:42 PM

Train wrecks more-or-less occur the same way they did 100 years ago, albeit far less frequently. Trains still come off the tracks or derail; and trains still collide. Collisions are usually caused by human error (the operator essentially drives through a stop signal); derailments typically occur because of equipment failure....

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