In this documentary, in the form of a satellite map, is part of a series of maps on this site that trace the history of rail accidents worldwide and the growth of railroads. In this map you can trace 20 years of railroad history from 1930 up to 1949. These are Wikipedia linked stories of tornado wrecks, tidal wave wipe outs, bombings, human error, mechanical failures, fate, tragedy, sacrifice and of course destruction. These are stories of trains plunging into rivers, crashing down mountain sides, wiping out train stations, death and miraculous survival.
Train wreck locations are determined by coordinates provided by:
• Wikipedia’s List of Rail Accidents • Online searches of new articles