Trains are colossal, so whenever they derail or collide, their devastating force becomes painfully clear. A crashing train takes on a life of its own, becoming unmanageable and completely unstoppable. Passengers can do nothing to prevent the carnage from happening and are often tossed around inside the carriages, breaking limbs and suffering internal injuries.
The worst crashes in our history suffered enormous casualties but in turn, also provided us with valuable information on how to improve railroad infrastructure as well as rail and passenger safety.
- Top 10 Deadliest Train Disasters in History (toptenz.net)