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NOTES
on
RAILROAD ACCIDENTS
by
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Copyright 1879—G.P. Putnam's Sons

CONTENTS.

 I  The Death of Mr. Huskisson  3
 II  The Angola and Shipton Accidents  12
 III  The Wollaston Accident  20
 IV  Accidents and Conservatism  27
 V  Telescoping and the Miller Platform  43
 VI  The Versailles Accident  58
 VII  Telegraphic Collisions  66
 VIII  Oil-Tank Accidents  72
 IX  Draw-Bridge Disasters  82
 X  The Norwalk Accident  89
 XI  Bridge Accidents  98
 XII  The Protection of Bridges  111
 XIII  Car-Couplings in Derailments  117
 XIV  The Revere Catastrophe  125
 XV  Rear-End Collisions  144
 XVI  Novel Appliances  153
 XVII  The Automatic Electric Block System  159
 XVIII  Interlocking  182
 XIX  The Westinghouse Brake  199
 XX  The Battle of the Brakes  216
 XXI  The Railroad Journey Resulting in Death  230
 XXII  The Railroad Death-Rate  241
 XXIII  American as Compared with Foreign Railroad Accidents  250


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