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Train Wreck

The Forensics Of Rail Disasters

By G. D. (George D.) Bibel

Trains are massive—with some weighing 15,000 tons or more. When these metal monsters collide or go off the rails, their destructive power becomes clear. In this book, George Bibel presents riveting tales of trains gone wrong, the detective work of finding out why, and the safety improvements that were born of tragedy.

Train Wreck details 17 crashes in which more than 200 people were killed. Readers follow investigators as they sift through the rubble and work with computerized event recorders to figure out what happened. Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama.

Train Wreck is a fascinating exploration of• runaway trains• bearing failures• metal fatigue• crash testing • collision dynamics• bad rails

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Book

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  • 363.12265 Bib, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

1421405903


Format: Book
Author: Bibel, G. D. (George D.)
Title: Train wreck : the forensics of rail disasters / George Bibel.
Publisher Date: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Subject: Railroad accidents -- Investigation.
Isbn: 1421405903 9781421405902
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Format: Book
Author: Bibel, G. D. (George D.)
Title: Train wreck : the forensics of rail disasters / George Bibel.
Publisher, Date: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Description: 355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Railroad accidents -- Investigation.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-349) and index.
LCCN: 2011048389
ISBN: 1421405903
ISBN: 9781421405902
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 363.12265 Bib