Causes of several serious accidents in the United States during 1943 are reviewed. The City of Denver of the Chicago and North Central and Panama Limited of the Illinois Central were sabotaged. The Twentieth Century derailed due to the bursting of the boiler through low water level and overheating of the crown sheet. The Congessional of the Pennsylvania derailed as the result of a burned-out journal on one of the cars. A number of collisions, especially on single lines, have been due to failure to adhere to rules of the timetable and train-order method of working laid down in the Standard Code. A disturbing feature of other collisions is that they have occurred on lines provided with the latest automatic signaling and train-stop apparatus. Two accidents which occurred despite the automatic signalling and train-stop apparatus are mentioned. The advisability of slowing down express trains during the war emergency is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1944-1-14

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  • Accession Number: 00037304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM