Why Trains Crash

Why Trains Crash

DVD - 2017
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Nova investigates how trains can be agents of such tragic destruction by dissecting the most infamous accidents, unraveling how the laws of physics stack the deck against trains, and exploring how creative innovations are bringing about a revival in train tech.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2017]
ISBN: 9781627899369
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.122/WHY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Nova at its finest. This is a very eye-opening film with plenty to make you think about the technologies we use, the systems and organizations we have (or not) to ensure our safety, and the role societies and citizens play (or don't) in making sure that problems get solved. There are many hair-raising stories -including video footage and recreations- of near-misses and tremendous tragedies, and surprise surprise, human foolishness and complacency is the cause of nearly all of them!


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