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Trains Magazine Special Train Wrecks Vol. 2

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From Trains magazine, Train Wrecks Vol. 2 takes a revealing look at several major derailments that changed railroading as we know it.

From train crossing accidents and floods, to horrific crashes and evacuations, this 100-page special issue covers historic disasters that caused sweeping changes in the railroad industry. Also, discover the new technologies that emerged from catastrophic events.

Disastrous debut
By Justin Franz
'Amtrak Cascades' train 501's ill-fated new route

Railroading's Titantic
By Justin Franz
The story of Lac-Megantic

Fatal distraction
By David Lustig and Hayley Enoch
The 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., crash that hastened the push for positive train control. Two stories: Accident details and lessons for first responders

The wreck at Chase
By Don Phillips
The fatal 1987 crash of an Amtrak train and Conrail units prompts action on the industry's alcohol and substance abuse problem

The Mississauga miracle
By Steve Glischinski
A catastrophic derailment – but with no fatalities

My night on a wreck train
By Carleton Gunn
For a young boy, watching the cleanup of a derailment proves to be memorable

Snapshot of a train wreck
By Steve Sweeney
A misaligned switch led the 'Silver Star' to collide with a CSX freight

The perfect storm
By Paul Gibb
A 1985 Colorado wreck was preceded by a combination of errors, communication problems, and misfortune

Those who derail...
By Paul Baumgartner
A good day on the railroad can go bad in a matter of seconds

Who you gonna call?
By Chase Gunnoe
Small company cleans up big messes

By Fred Slade
A cold night in Colorado gives one crew more than it could handle

Be careful where you bury the bodies
By Steve Patterson
You never know what may turn up one day at the scene of a wreck

American grade crossings
By Brian Solomon
A history of carnage, a hope for improved safety

What do you do with a broken nose?
By Bill Cauff Jr
Fix what's left and shorten it up. That's what the doctor ordered

The great Kansas City flood of 1951
By John W Barriger IV
How Santa Fe Railway officials acted fast and tapped non-railroad skills to get trains back in action



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