Sequence of author: The destroyer(№103)
Keywords: Chiun Destroyer Remo
Engines of Destruction
Detective science fiction
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Destroyer 103: Engines of Destruction By Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir Chapter 1 Nobody knew when it all started, because it had been going on since the days of Casey Jones. Nobody thought it unusual, because it was as common as a caboose. No one knew when it would end, because as long as man set hurtling engines on ribbons of steel rail, derailments were inevitable. And no one saw a sinister pattern emerge in the waves of rail accidents, because from the earliest days of steam locomotives there had always been rail accidents. Some years there were more. Some years less. For three unrelenting years there were more. Many more. Rail fans, train crews and transportation experts alike said the nation's aging rail system was approaching critical mass. The National Transportation Safety Board blamed engineers on drugs, aging and downgraded tracks, poor maintenance and just plain dumb-ass bad luck. Everyone agreed that Amtrak was experiencing the worst of the...