ANATOMY OF A TRAIN CRASH

The rear-end collisions involving two trains of the Chicago Transit Authority, on a curve on the elevated Loop in downtown Chicago on Feb. 4, 1977, resulted in 11 deaths and 189 injuries. The crash caused four cars to drop to the street. The involvement of the CTA's automatic train control system, as well as the human failure, are discussed.

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    Carter (C Carroll)

    538 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Young, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00158194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM