Train Length

The probability that a train will derail depends on a number of factors. One of them is train length.

Please read: Qualitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Railroad Accident Probability and Severity for details of this study. Link to study

For any train carrying substandard DOT-111 cars moving hazardous materials, it is the opinion of CARS that the length of these trains be cut to no greater than 50 cars.

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