The first classic account of the history of railway disasters written by Tom Rolt
First published in 1955 this book is the result of Tom Rolt's careful investiagtion and study of reports and finding of H.M. Inspectorate of Railways. This edition covers every major accident on British Railways between 1840 and 1957 which resulted in a change in railway working practices, and includes the last text produced by Rolt himself in 1966 and a new introduction by his friend and fellow railway historian Professor Jack Simmons.
L.T.C. Rolt founded the Inland waterways Association and was instrumental in encouraging interest in the Talyllyn Railway's early preservation.