A derailment safety-guide, now applied by the Southern Pacific Railroad to the bogies of passenger coaches, keeps the vehicles in line in the event of derailment. This device was designed on principles which kept the five leading cars in line during the sabotaged derailment of the City of San Francisco. This accident, which took place in 1939, near Harney, Nevada, is briefly described. A series of tests of deliberate derailments at 10,20 and 30 mph were conducted to test the device. All tests and actual applications of the device have proved the value of the device.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1943-6-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 583-584
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM