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Trouble on the Tracks

by Jeff Holt | 01 December 2007
PAPERBACK
Category: Transports
Synopsis
In the 1850s, Grand Trunk Railway, later Canadian National, was one of New England's and Canada's most important and heavily travelled railway lines It linked Canadas metropolis, Montreal -- through Vermont and New Hampshire -- with the nearest ice-free port at Portland, Maine. Despite constant upgrading, accidents did occur, some of them catastrophic. With details about four dozen such tragedies, you will learn what happened when people, vehicles, or nature decided to duel with a fully-loaded train. Discover the circumstances when a cattle train hit a mudslide . . . a passenger train toppled over the bank . . . two locomotives met in heavy fog that made it impossible to see . . . two trains, one fully-loaded with immigrants, came towards each other on ONE track! . . . the West Paris Bridge collapsed . . . two double-headed freight trains collided head-on . . . train hit fuel tanker truck, with ensuing explosion and fire . . . a derailment toppled a chlorine tank car off a bridge onto the highway below.
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Synopsis
In the 1850s, Grand Trunk Railway, later Canadian National, was one of New England's and Canada's most important and heavily travelled railway lines It linked Canadas metropolis, Montreal -- through Vermont and New Hampshire -- with the nearest ice-free port at Portland, Maine. Despite constant upgrading, accidents did occur, some of them catastrophic. With details about four dozen such tragedies, you will learn what happened when people, vehicles, or nature decided to duel with a fully-loaded train. Discover the circumstances when a cattle train hit a mudslide . . . a passenger train toppled over the bank . . . two locomotives met in heavy fog that made it impossible to see . . . two trains, one fully-loaded with immigrants, came towards each other on ONE track! . . . the West Paris Bridge collapsed . . . two double-headed freight trains collided head-on . . . train hit fuel tanker truck, with ensuing explosion and fire . . . a derailment toppled a chlorine tank car off a bridge onto the highway below.
€30.10
90 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781897190135
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/12/2007
Categories - All, Books, Travel and Transport, Transport, Transports
No. of Pages - 196
Weight - 424
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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