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 Railroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Though the rail system was extremely slow at first and prohibitively expensive to build and run, the British were not to be dissuaded in their pursuit of non-animal driven transportation.
Some rails were still made of wood, others iron and the first trains traveled at the pace of 3.5 miles per hour, significantly slower than the horse drawn coach which traveled at a speed of 9-10 miles per hour.
For some of the population the British Rail System offered employment opportunities such as: men moving large amounts of dirt for tracks and tunnels; railway stations had to employ people to serve food and maintain the station; manual signalers were required; and people to actually work on the trains.
www.gober.net /victorian/reports/railroad.html   (1783 words)

  
 List of British rail accidents by death toll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of British rail accidents by death toll
This lists railway accidents in Britain sorted by death toll.
It is complete for accidents causing 25 or more deaths and selective for less.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_British_rail_accidents_by_death_toll   (683 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of rail accidents
July 6, 1967 – Langenweddingen rail crash, Langenweddingen, East Germany near Magdeburg: Because of an overstretched cable preventing the proper operation of a level crossing's barriers, a local train collides with lorry carrying 15,000 litres of light petrol and ignites.
November 5, 1967 – Hither Green rail crash, England: 49 people are killed and 78 people injured as an express train from Hastings to Charing Cross derails at Hither Green, due to a broken rail at a rail joint.
April 25, 1988 – Sorø train accident, Denmark: 8 people die and 72 are injured as an intercity train derails in a switch in Sorø due to excessive speed.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/List_of_rail_accidents   (7599 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Railroad
These accidents show one fatal shortcoming of American block systems, that of not providing a definite clearance in advance of a home signal, and relying on flagging to stop a train that has been admitted to a clear block that is obstructed at the exit.
It should be remembered that more serious accidents were caused by mechanical failure, such as the breakage of rails, wheels and axles, by the collapse of bridges, by obstructions in the road and vandalism, than ever by operational failures, such as collisions and misplaced switches.
English iron flat-bottom rails weighing 45 lb per yard, delivered in 15 ft, 15 ft 9 in, and 18 ft lengths were spiked to cedar ties (later oak) trenailed to 10 in x 10 in oak sills with locust pins.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/railway/prr/prrsig.htm   (19048 words)

  
 Danger Ahead! - Historic Railway Accidents
Derail is an unprecedented analysis of many of the most dramatic, bizarre and terrifying rail accidents over the past 150 years.
The accidents in Norway on 4 January, 2000 and at Paddington on 5 October 1999 have produced a new fear, especially to accident watchers in Britain and on the Continent, which is the emergence of FIRE.
Holland's worst-ever rail accident occurred on a foggy morning in the middle of the winter of 1962.
danger-ahead.railfan.net   (378 words)

  
 List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom
This list is of railway accidents in Britain sorted chronologically.
For a list sorted by death toll see List of British rail accidents by death toll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_British_rail_accidents   (968 words)

  
 Railway Wrecks in the Ottawa Area
Grade crossing accidents with highway vehicles have generally been omitted unless there is a significant number of fatalities as have trespassing incidents and accidents where employees have fallen off trains.
The accident spoken of occurred to a construction train which was engaged in ballasting the newly constructed portion of line north of Farrellton.
An examination of the rock in the cut immediately after the accident plainly showed that a portion of rock became detatched from a large rock that was lodged near the top of the cut apparently caused by severe electric storms which occurred during the night of the accident.
www.railways.incanada.net /circle/Wrecks.html   (18007 words)

  
 Railway Industry Resources on the Internet, Ariadne Issue 23
The rail industry has been an enthusiastic adopter of the Internet with organisations initially developing their web pages to promote their products, services and technologies, and provide copies of annual reports and press releases.
Rail consultants are also big users of the medium to promote their skills and expertise, a good example of which is the wide range of capability statements and case studies from the international consultancy group Interfleet Technology [22].
Rail accidents often provide the impetus for new areas of research.
www.ariadne.ac.uk /issue23/eevl/railway.html   (1401 words)

  
 Late Breaking Rail Industry News
Rail World, Inc., the Chicago-based rail management and investment corporation headed by former Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp. chief Edward A. Burkhardt, is leading a consortium negotiating purchase of the rail properties of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad System from Iron Road Railways, a Washington, D.C.-based holding company.
Most agree that, to the extent that rail mergers improve rail operations, they could, at least theoretically, improve the railroad's ability to compete for truck-competitive traffic, although this has yet to be borne out in any previously completed merger.
Calling rail "the most efficient and practical means of reducing congestion in our urban transportation corridors," California Gov. Gray Davis joined Amtrak in announcing a 20-year, $10.1 billion plan to put faster trains on an expanded state passenger rail network.
www.railwayage.com /breaking_news_archive.html   (17230 words)

  
 Toll in Japan train crash tops 100 - World News - MSNBC.com
The car's driver was seriously injured and was taken to a nearby hospital, but none of the 130 passengers on the train were hurt.
Government investigators examining the accident site said they had found the train's "fl box," a computer chip that stores information about the time and train's speed in the final seconds before an accident.
Monday's accident was the worst rail disaster in nearly 42 years in this safety-conscious country, which is home to one of the world's most complex, efficient and heavily traveled rail networks.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7624164   (751 words)

  
 Light Rail Now! NewsLog - Light Rail Transit News
Texas Rail Advocates urges TxDOT [Texas Department of Transportation] to lay out a priority list of the most important rail relocation and improvement projects in the state and to engage the three largest freight rail carriers, Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway and Kansas City Southern Railroad in serious talks on the issues.
This tri-state rail corridor, using enhanced infrastructure improvements including grade crossings and signaling, would be capable of handling containerized and trailer freight trains up to 90 miles per hour and fast, frequent passenger service up to 110 miles per hour between major Texas cities.
Rail transit in the USA continues to exhibit vitality and growth with the completion and opening of three major light rail transit (LRT) projects in three different cities.
www.lightrailnow.org /news/n_newslog005.htm   (8980 words)

  
 Railroad Guide: Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Most of the slides are of N&W locomotives, rail routes, and stations.
Incorporated in Tennessee (1846) for the purpose of connecting Memphis, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina, by rail.
Also includes three volumes of manuscript personnel records (1874-1907) listing name of worker, age, marital status, date he began employment, jobs worked, and wages earned.
spec.lib.vt.edu /railroad/guiderr.htm   (13515 words)

  
 HCRQ, Inc. - Rail System Safety, Rail System Security
Werner von Siemens (1816-1892) pioneered the use of the third rail when he used it to power an experimental electric train which he demonstrated at the 1879 Berlin Industrial Exhibition.
Availability Demonstrations put rail transit system suppliers on the edge of their seats due to financial penalties which they incur if they fail to reach the contractual targets.
British Standard Code Of Practice For Fire Precautions In The Design And Construction Of Railway Passenger Rolling Stock, British Standards Institution, BS 6853:1999.
www.hcrq.com /Rail.html   (2974 words)

  
 THE BROOKLYN RAIL - MUSIC
Not scheduled for release until June, the album has been the object of much speculation by obsessed fans who have long had the lyrics and track list.
The band members have each issued their own objections to the album’s unplanned and unauthorized early release, but there was something utterly appropriate about its electronic debut.
Before this, from 1992 to 1998, W.A.S.T.E. was their private mailing list for fans, its own subset of communication.
www.thebrooklynrail.org /music/june03/radiohead.html   (1017 words)

  
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It's a strikingly attractive Grade II listed building with thick walls, 15ft-high windows, a galleried open hall, four bedroomstwo bathrooms, an office and an orangery: a light, airy hall almost 50ft by 30ft, ideal for use as a studio, workshop or garden business premises.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the rehabilitated Santa Fe Depot is the latest addition to Fresno's revitalized downtown.
Listed with architectural details are depots & stations of the Garden City Western; Great Northern in MN, ND, SD, MT & CA; Great Western Railway; Harbor Belt Line; Illinois Central (IA & SD); Longview, Portland & Northern; Magma Arizona; Midland Continental; Minneapolis & St. Louis; Missouri-Kansas-Texas; Missouri Pacific; Texas & Pacific and Texas-New Mexico.
www.railfan.net /lists/rshsdepot-digest/rshsdepot-digest.archive.200503   (11682 words)

  
 Japan train tragedy joins list of others - World News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The accident was the worst in Japan since 1963 when about 160 people were killed in a multiple train collision at Yokohama, near Tokyo.
Here are some of the world’s worst recent rail accidents, in chronological order.
June 4, 1989 - At least 575 people are killed in the Ural mountains in the Soviet Union when two passenger trains are engulfed in an explosion from a leaking gas pipeline.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7628693   (624 words)

  
 UTUBC - Rail Links
No one is better qualified than Joe to prepare this work as he comes from a family of KVR employees and he has spent much of his life taking photographs, collecting data and interviewing old KVR employees.
Reports of accident investigation for rail, air, shipping and pipelines.
Unfortunately, BC Rail is a provincial railway under the regulatory authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs, our railway accidents are not investigated by the TSB.
www.utubc.com /rail_links.htm   (575 words)

  
 Trains & Trams of the World
Information for the rail enthusiast whatever your area of interest, and for whatever rail system around the world.
If it runs on rails, then this is the place for it.
Lots of photographes, a list of railfairs and events in the Netherlands, and my own layout.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=railenthusiasts   (1116 words)

  
 RailServe.com: Railfan & Railroad Discussion Groups & Forums
CIM List - For historians, railfans, and railroad modelers to discuss the Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad and its predecessors
Midrail - List for the reporting of railroad news and railfan-related events for the states of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska
Southern Rails and Shortlines - For southron railroad fans and modelers to talk about trains; any scale and any interest in railroading south of the Ohio or Arkansas River is welcome
www.railserve.com /Discussion_Groups/Prototype   (12633 words)

  
 Subject Listing for Land warfare - terrorism
It provides a list of 100 statements supporting the war against terrorism which was waged against Osama Bin Laden, al qaeda and the Taliban government of Afghanistan.
It looks at the vulnerability of passenger rail systems to terrorist attack in light of the July 2005 bombings on the London underground trains and the US Department of Homeland Security's national strategy for transportation security.
There is also a listing of useful web sites for researchers in the field of small wars, a suggested reading list, blog and events calendar.
aerade.cranfield.ac.uk /subject-listing/devise/landwar3.html   (14107 words)

  
 Experts - Railroads Expert and Consultant
Fritz R. Kahn, P.C. a rail and motor transportation regulation expert maintains an active law practice representing rail and motor carriers, state agencies and shippers before the Surface Transportation Board, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.
Security Litigation Group, Inc. was established as a direct result of the increased litigation in hotels/motels and commercial properties.
Circadian Technologies, Inc. has a team of forensic experts who offer expertise regarding human/driver fatigue, work schedules (duty-rest, Hours of Service) and other types of impairment (alcohol, drug and medical) in transportation accidents, including truck, bus and motor coach, automobiles, marin...
www.hgexperts.com /listing/Experts-Railroads.asp   (472 words)

  
 Arikah's Travel Portal, Encyclopedia, Travel Guides & Resources
Arikah utilises a fast external 3rd party search facility to quickly find relevant results to your query or alternatively you can select your destination or topic of interest through these detailed subject lists or through the category listings.
Arikah has detailed lists with specific information on subjects such as Airlines, Authors, Biographies, Cathedrals, Famous Cemeteries, Historical Anniversaries, Incumbents, Islands, Newspapers, People, People by Nationality, Political parties, Popular Tourist Regions, Railway Companies, Reference Tables, Timelines, Transport Topics and World Heritage Sites.
And, if you still can't find it anywhere, then it must surely be in the list of Unsolved Problems!
www.arikah.net   (461 words)

  
 Engineering Technology News Events Community - Railway - The IET
Organised by the Railway Network Younger Members’ the best paper winner, Paul Cooper of Hitachi Rail received his award from the Chair, Professor Brian Mellitt. 
NEW The events listings have been recently updated with our proposed 2006 events; if you wish to contribute, please use the appropriate email links.
NTSB Lays Arkansas Train Accident Blame to Crew's Inattention
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