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British railways-the human problem

Frank Pickstock

British railways-the human problem

report of a Fabian Research Group.

by Frank Pickstock

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Published by Fabian Publications in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesFabian research series -- no. 142
The Physical Object
Pagination36p.
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20254673M

A real problem has been considered, in which acceleration signals from a train bogie are collected and real-time analysed, to get a diagnostic tool to know the track condition of a subway line. 1 SIGNALS PASSED AT DANGER (SPAD) “HUMAN ERRORS ARE A CHANCE FOR LEARNING” Feature Article by Dr F.A. Wingler. Leverkusen: The above headline is the motto of the independent British Rail Safety and Standards.

After the rebels were defeated, the British Crown took over power and ruled the country ostensibly more benignly until , when India won independence. In this explosive book, bestselling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India/5(). railways). The rules started off by setting out what lights had to be carried and where, and the shipping version of the rule of the road. These strongly echoed early the early rules for public railways. The mining industry typifies the general approach to safety in an especially hazardous land-based environment. Collieries have a very longFile Size: 1MB.

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