The Railway Blockhead System
Railways, Charlatanry, Accidents
Noting the introduction of the block system on the Midland Railway Company's lines, states that this is 'vastly preferable' to the 'blockhead system', which cut costs and overworked staff, resulting in an increase in the probability of accidents.
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