Foreign News: Safety

Only one British railroad passenger was killed during 1925 according to statistics released at London last week. During the same period 6,766 persons were killed in U. S. railroad wrecks. As everyone knows British railroad trains are typically operated on very fast schedules, the "crack trains" between England and Scotland being probably the fastest trains operated on regular schedule in any part of the world.

During the decade following 1914, only 33 passengers a year (average) were killed on British railways.


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