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The train was late and the driver tried to make up for lost time. Entering the station too fast, the train’s air brake failed to stop it. Six were injured; a woman in the street below was killed.
I have a print of this framed on my wall. It’s captioned "Accident!".
My book of statistics and error theory by Taylor has this as cover. In one of the first pages the author warns to pay attention to the content of the book, or else you might cause an accident similar to that depicted in the cover.
Hey this picture has been on my wall since I was a kid!
"Well, sir. The good news is a hair metal band someday may use this as their album cover. So there is that."
They recreated this scene in the movie "Hugo," too.
If only someone had put this photo into most grade school science text books and then made this into a poster that almost every other human has seen at least a hundred times…
Was this the end to that Headbanger’s Ball intro clip?
Too bad there wasn’t a phone pole there to keep it from toppling over
This happened in Washington DC too!
It fell through the station floor so they covered it up and left it so they could slowly disassemble it.
So this is where Mr. Big’s album cover for their second album came from.
How long would something like this take to clean up?
What could happen in an accident such as this with a steam engine? Specifically thinking about the abrupt shift in water/steam levels in the boiler.
I feel like "derailment" is a tad bit of an understatement