Notes on Railroad Accidents (Classic Reprint)

Notes on Railroad Accidents (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Francis Adams, Jr.

Hardback Publication Date: 12/02/2019

  $41.83
Excerpt from Notes on Railroad Accidents In the case Of railroad disasters, however, a striking exception is afforded to this rule. The victims of these, at least, do not lose their lives without great and immediate compensating benefits to mankind. After each new horror, as it is called, the whole world travels with an appreciable increase of safety. Both by public Opinion and the courts of law the companies are held to a most rigid responsibility. The causes which led to the disaster are anxiously investigated by ingenious men, new appliances are invented, new precautions are imposed, a greater and more watchful care is inculcated. And hence it has resulted that each year, and in Obvious con sequence Of each fresh catastrophe, travel by rail has become safer and safer, until it has been said, and with no inconsiderable degree Of truth too, that the very safest place into which a man can put himself is the inside Of a first-class railroad carriage on a train in full motion.

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ISBN:
9780365469186
9780365469186
Category:
Technology: general issues
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-02-2019
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Pages:
290
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x18mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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