Death Rode the Rails: American Railroad Accidents and Safety 1828–1965 :: Mark Aldrich

Death Rode the Rails: American Railroad Accidents and Safety 18281965 :: Mark Aldrich soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables; List of abbreviations; List of sources; Appendices (2);

From the cover: For most of the nineteenth and much of the twentieth centuries, railroads dominated American transportation. They transformed life and captured the imagination. Yet by 1907 railroads also had become the leading cause of violent death in the country, claiming that year the lives of nearly twelve thousand passengers, workers, and others. In Death Rode the Rails Mark Aldrich explores the evolution of railroad safety in the United States by examining a variety of incidents: .spectacular train wrecks, smaller accidents in shops and yards which devastated the lives of…

Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Rear lining papers a little marked. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xvi) 446 pages. Index. 10¼” x 7¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Transport Rail catalogue?



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