A treatise on the causes of accidents in the early days of the railways, and preventative measures which may be taken to avoid their recurrence.
This document was published in February 1855 by Alfred Ogan .
It was written by Alfred Ogan.
The original document format was None, and comprised 56 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Graham Teal and is in our Safety reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 24th August 2008.
This document is © Alfred Ogan.
"WHILE deeply lamenting the unfortunate Railway Collisions by which the public has so frequently and severely suffered, the author was led to a full consideration of the subject, from a conviction that it was only requisite to look the matter boldly in the face, in order not only to discover their cause, but to prevent their recurrence. In tracing the origin of accidents arising from collisions of trains, he found that many valuable suggestions for their prevention had been from time to time made by the Government Inspectors of Railways, but which, from being diffused through a mass of Parliamentary Reports, lost half their force; he has therefore endeavoured to collect and concentrate these official opinions in support of his own views, which he felt might otherwise be passed lightly by; but which he now hopes, confirmed as they mainly are by those of eminently practical men, will be favourably regarded."
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