Modern Marvels

Season 8 Episode 43

Train Wrecks

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 28, 2002 on The History Channel
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Train Wrecks
Throughout railroad history, disasters lay at the heart of progress, since expansion and profit proved the main goals of management. In 1875 alone, an average of 22 train accidents happened daily; in 1890, over 6,000 people were killed. We'll examine how safety, once a secondary consideration, became a primary goal.moreless

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