The Hixon Railway Disaster

Author: Richard Westwood
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473884454
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This is the shocking true story behind the botched introduction of Automatic Half-Barrier level-crossings into Britain.January 1968 saw the convening of the first Parliamentary Court of Inquiry into a railway accident in Britain since the Tay Bridge Disaster nearly a century before. Why was this? Because Britain's 'Railway Detectives', the Railway Inspectorate, who would normally investigate all aspects of railway safety, were also in charge of the introduction of automatic Continental-style, level-crossings into this country. At Hixon in Staffordshire, one of these newly installed 'robot' crossings on British Rail's flagship Euston to Glasgow mainline, was the scene of a fatal high-speed collision between a packed express train and an enormous, heavily laden low-loader. For once, the 'Railway Detectives' were the ones having to explain their actions, in the full glare of media attention, to an expectant and increasingly worried nation. (There was another awful, fatal collision at an automatic crossing at Beckingham, Lincolnshire, in April of 1968).Using previously undisclosed information, the author has been able to cast fresh light on to not only the Hixon Disaster, but also the extraordinary story of the largely successful attempts, by British Railways and the Railway Inspectorate of the time, to hide the truth of just how close we came to having dozens of 'Hixons' right across the rail network.

The Hixon Rail Crash 6 January 1968

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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Learning From Disasters

Author: Brian Toft
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349279021
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This compelling book offers an important insight into the way organizations implement policies and procedures to prevent future disasters occurring. The third edition includes an introductory chapter which demonstrates on a theoretical and practical level a number of reasons why individuals and groups of people fail to learn from disasters in the first place. Based on thorough research, Learning from Disasters is essential reading for all those involved in risk management, disaster planning and security and safety management.

The Railway Magazine

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Report On Level Crossing Protection

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The Role Of British Rail In Public Transport Minutes Of Evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Nationalised Industries
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British Rail

Author: Tanya Jackson
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752497421
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British Rail was a success. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name ‘Inter-City’; pioneered world-beating research and technological development through its own research centre and engineering subsidiary. It transformed the railway system of Britain from a post-Second World War state of collapse into a modern, technologically advanced railway. It did all this despite being starved of cash and being subjected to the whims of ever fickle politicians. British Rail, A Passenger’s Journey is the story of how all that was achieved, seen from a passenger’s perspective.

Reliability And Safety In Railway

Author: Xavier Perpinya
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535104519
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In railway applications, performance studies are fundamental to increase the lifetime of railway systems. One of their main goals is verifying whether their working conditions are reliable and safety. This task not only takes into account the analysis of the whole traction chain, but also requires ensuring that the railway infrastructure is properly working. Therefore, several tests for detecting any dysfunctions on their proper operation have been developed. This book covers this topic, introducing the reader to railway traction fundamentals, providing some ideas on safety and reliability issues, and experimental approaches to detect any of these dysfunctions. The objective of the book is to serve as a valuable reference for students, educators, scientists, faculty members, researchers, and engineers.

The Commercial Motor

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Sessional Papers

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Disasters

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Report Of The Public Inquiryinto The Accident At Hixon Level Crossing On Jan 6th 1968

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Major Technological Risk

Author: Patrick Lagadec
Editor: Pergamon
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British Railways Engineering 1948 80

Author: John Johnson
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Systems Performance

Author: Open University. Faculty of Technology
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ISBN: 9780335062515
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The Spectator

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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

Report Of The Public Inquiry Into The Accident At Hixon Level Crossing On January 6th 1968

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Transport
Editor: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: 9780101370608
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