The results of a special inquiry into derailments in Canada, from 1967 to 1969, points to the need for government-imposed safety standards similar to the U.S. Railroad Safety Act of 1970. The predominate causes of freight train derailments are the combination of higher speeds, heavier axleloads, ageing rolling stock, inadequate track maintenance, and the uncertain area of vehicle/track interaction.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00037805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM