Red for Danger: A History of Railway Accidents and Railway Safety Precautions :: L. T. C. Rolt

Red for Danger: A History of Railway Accidents and Railway Safety Precautions :: L. T. C. Rolt soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: The Bodley Head, 1955, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Appendices [2];

From the cover: The fate of the Flying Scotsman in a blizzard at Abbots Ripton and the frantic but fruitless efforts of the railway staff to avert a second catastrophe ; the sequence of trivial but fateful mistakes which ended in the terrible head-on collisions at Norwich and Abermule; the disasters in the high Pennines at Hawes Junction and Ais Gill; the structural defects of the first Tay bridge which led to its fall one wild December night in 1879; the packed runaway coaches of the Warren Point excursion rushing headlong down the Armagh incline; these are only a few of the dramatic and tragic events described in Red for Danger, which covers every major accident on a British railway betwee…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Transport Rail catalogue?

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