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Accident Bulletin Volume 1-32 (Paperback) Loot Price: R230 Discovery Miles 2 300
Accident Bulletin Volume 1-32 (Paperback): United States Federal Safety
Accident Bulletin Volume 1-32 (Paperback): United States Federal Safety

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Accident Bulletin Volume 1-32 (Paperback)

United States Federal Safety

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...stove in dining car and from explosion of gas tanks. In collision N0. 1, which occurred at 5 a.. m., two freight trains running toward each other collided with sufiicient force to cause the damage stated and to cause the fatal scalding of one of the firemen. The collision was due to the failure of the men on the east-bound train to keep in mind a dispatcher's order to meet the west-bound train at B; and in consequence of this lapse of memory the train ran 2 miles beyond B. The meeting order was delivered to the conductor of the east-bound train at A, "but it appears that he was asleep or drowsy when it was given to him. The flagman, who claims that he had awakened the conductor, was told by the latter to go to the telegraph oflice and get the meeting order which was waiting, and he did so, signing the conductor's name. The engineman made no objection to this improper action of the flagman. The telegraph operator was a new ma-11 and did not know that the man signing for the order was not the conductor. Returning to the caboose, the flagman did not deliver the order into the hands of the conductor, who was in the cupola, but put it under the edge of a water bucket, expecting the conductor to take it when he got down from the cupola; but the flagman claims that he told the conductor the contents of the order--to meet the opposing train at B. The conductor claims to have no recollection of these things. On arrival at B the train was stopped by the trainorder signal. The conductor alighted from the caboose, and, with the engineman, went to the telegraph oflice, but as the signal was displayed for some other train, and as the operator had no order for this train, he gave clearance cards and the train proceeded; the engineman...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: United States Federal Safety
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 110
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-02916-0
Barcode: 9781230029160
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-02916-8

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