Monday, July 30, 2012

Technological catastrophes: 1977 Chicago train wreck

Catastrophe!  When Man Loses Control.  Bantam/Britannica Books, 1979.
In 1977, a Dan Ryan route elevated train smashed into a halted Ravenswood route train in Chicago's Loop during rush hour.  Two cars of the Dan Ryan train crashed 30 feet onto the street below.  Eleven people were killed and 189 injured.

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