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Whether traveling via rail or air, there has always been a time in each where traveling could be unsafe for one reason or the other. These disasters made travel safer respectively for each form of transportation. Climb aboard with Sargent Signals (Andy) and Mrs. Sargent Signals (Michele) as they take you through the history of accidents in rail and air travel in this weekly podcast.

Whether traveling via rail or air, there has always been a time in each where traveling could be unsafe for one reason or the other. These disasters made travel safer respectively for each form of transportation. Climb aboard with Sargent Signals (Andy) and Mrs. Sargent Signals (Michele) as they take you through the history of accidents in rail and air travel in this weekly podcast.
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Whether traveling via rail or air, there has always been a time in each where traveling could be unsafe for one reason or the other. These disasters made travel safer respectively for each form of transportation. Climb aboard with Sargent Signals (Andy) and Mrs. Sargent Signals (Michele) as they take you through the history of accidents in rail and air travel in this weekly podcast.

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Episodes

Episode 017: (Air) American Airlines Flight 191

9/16/2019
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American Airlines Flight 191 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight operated by American Airlines from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. On May 25, 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 operating this flight was taking off from runway 32R when it crashed into the ground. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board were killed, along with two people on the ground. With 273 fatalities, it is the deadliest aviation...

Duration:00:41:09

Episode 016: (Rail) The Great Train Wreck of 1918

9/9/2019
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The Great Train Wreck of 1918 occurred on July 9, 1918, in Nashville, Tennessee. Two passenger trains, operated by the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway ("NC&StL"), collided head-on, costing at least 101 lives and injuring an additional 171. It is considered the worst rail accident in United States history, though estimates of the death toll of this accident overlap with that of the Malbone Street Wreck in Brooklyn the same year. The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters is...

Duration:00:55:11

Episode 015: (Rail) CSX 8888 - The Crazy Eights Incident

8/22/2019
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The CSX 8888 incident, also known as the Crazy Eights incident, was an incident involving a CSX Transportation freight train in the U.S. state of Ohio on May 15, 2001. Locomotive #8888, an EMD SD40-2, was pulling a train of 47 cars including some loaded with hazardous chemicals, and ran uncontrolled for two hours at up to 51 miles per hour (82 km/h). It was finally halted by a railroad crew in a second locomotive, which caught the runaway and coupled to the rear car. The Cornfield Meet: Rail...

Duration:02:21:41

Episode 014: (Air) Air Canada Flight 143

8/13/2019
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Air Canada Flight 143 was a Canadian scheduled domestic passenger flight between Montreal and Edmonton that ran out of fuel on July 23, 1983, at an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,000 m), midway through the flight. The crew was able to glide the Boeing 767 aircraft safely to an emergency landing at a former Royal Canadian Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba, that had been turned into a motor racing track. This unusual aviation incident earned the aircraft the nickname "Gimli Glider". The Cornfield...

Duration:00:46:06

Episode 013: (Rail) The Lac Megantic Rail Disaster

8/7/2019
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The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster occurred in the town of Lac-Mégantic, in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada, at approximately 01:15 EDT, on July 6, 2013, when an unattended 74-car freight train carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from Nantes and derailed downtown, resulting in the fire and explosion of multiple tank cars. Forty-two people were confirmed dead, with five more missing and presumed dead. More than 30 buildings in the town's centre, roughly...

Duration:01:56:00

Episode 012: (Air) The Apollo-Soyuz Incident

8/1/2019
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The first international joint manned space mission between the US and USSR, called Apollo-Soyuz (or Soyuz-Apollo in Russia) which was the first docking between two spacecraft launched from different countries, was a great success. It almost ended in disaster for the Apollo crew who was nearly killed by toxic propellant vapors dumped into the cabin air supply during re-entry. The Cornfield Meet: Air Disasters is brought to you by Michele Sargent (occasionally guest starring Andy Sargent). We...

Duration:01:14:22

Episode 011: (Rail) The San Bernardino Train Disaster

7/23/2019
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The San Bernardino train disaster, sometimes known as the Duffy Street incident, was a combination of two separate but related incidents that occurred in San Bernardino, California, United States: a runaway train derailment on May 12, 1989; and the subsequent failure on May 25, 1989, of the Calnev Pipeline, a petroleum pipeline adjacent to the tracks which was damaged by earth-moving equipment during the crash cleanup. The Cornfield Meet: Rail Disasters is brought to you by Sargent Signals...

Duration:01:20:08

Episode 010: (Tech) The Great Molasses Flood

7/13/2019
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The Great Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919 in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large storage tank burst, filled with 2,300,000 gallons of molasses, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150. The event entered local folklore and residents claimed for decades afterwards that the area still smelled of molasses on hot summer days. Brought to you by Michele Sargent of The Cornfield Meet: Technology...

Duration:00:26:48

Episode 009: (Tech) The Beer Flood

7/8/2019
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The London Beer Flood happened on October 17, 1814 in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery in Tottenham Court Road, a huge vat of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, beer burst out and gushed into the streets. Brought to you by Michele Sargent of The Cornfield Meet: Technology Disaster's Edition. Join us in the following social areas: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email:...

Duration:00:36:07

Episode 008: (Tech) The Pittsburgh Gasometer Explosion

7/1/2019
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A huge cylindrical gasometer – the largest in the world at that time – located in the heart of the industrial center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, developed a leak. On the morning of November 14, 1927, repairmen set out to look for it – with an open-flame blowlamp. The resulting explosion sent chunks of metal, some weighing more than 100 lbs, scattering over great distances, and the combined effects of air pressure and fire left a square mile of devastation. 28 people were killed and hundreds...

Duration:00:17:19

Episode 007: (Rail) The Graniteville Train Crash

6/25/2019
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The Graniteville train crash was an American rail disaster that occurred on January 6, 2005, in Graniteville, South Carolina. At roughly 2:40 am EST, two Norfolk Southern trains collided near the Avondale Mills plant in Graniteville. 9 people were killed and over 250 people were treated for toxic chlorine exposure. The accident was determined to be caused by a misaligned railroad switch. Brought to you by Mr. & Mrs. Sargent Signals of The Cornfield Meet. Find us in the following social...

Duration:01:37:10

Episode 006: (Rail) The Sunshine Rail Disaster

6/23/2019
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The Cornfield Meet presents The Sunshine Rail Disaster by Mr. & Mrs. Sargent Signals. The Sunshine rail disaster (also known as Braybrook) occurred on April 20, 1908 at the junction at Sunshine railway station when a Melbourne-bound train from Bendigo collided with the rear of a train from Ballarat. 44 people were killed and over 400 injured, almost all of them from the Ballarat train, as the Bendigo train was cushioned by its two locomotives. Contact us in any of the following ways:...

Duration:00:33:07

Episode 005: (Tech) The Lake Peigneur Drilling Disaster

6/21/2019
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The Cornfield Meet: Technology Disaster's Edition presents the Lake Peigneur Drilling Accident by Michele Sargent. In 1980, Lake Peigneur was an unremarkable body of water. The freshwater lake covered 1300 acres of land and was only 11 feet deep. A small piece of land, Jefferson Island, was home to a beautiful botanical park. Deep beneath the lake there was a salt mine. This beautiful area changed dramatically on the early morning of November 21, 1980 when the largest man-made vortex sucked...

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 004: (Tech) The Radium Girls

6/15/2019
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The Cornfield Meet: Technology Disaster's Edition presents The Radium Girls by Michele Sargent. *BONUS TRACK* The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. Painting was done by women at three different sites in the United States, and the term now applies to the women working at the facilities. Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email:...

Duration:00:21:54

Episode 003: (Rail) The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Disaster

6/13/2019
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The Cornfield Meet presents The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Disaster by Mr. & Mrs. Sargent Signals. The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash was a three-train collision at Harrow and Wealdstone station in Wealdstone, Middlesex during the morning rush hour of 8 October 1952; 112 were killed and 340 injured; it remains the worst peacetime rail crash in the United Kingdom. Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com...

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 002: (Rail) The Ashtabula Horror

6/8/2019
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This is the Ashtabula Horror story that took place in Ohio on December 29th, 1876 killing 159 people when they faced fire and ice during a bridge collapse. It was the worst rail disaster until the Great Train Wreck of 1918 and still considered one of the worst ever in the United States. Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet Twitter: @CornfieldMeet Instagram:...

Duration:00:35:58

Episode 001.2: (Rail) Rail Disaster Firsts - Part 2

6/8/2019
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Part 2 ofrail disaster first's. Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet Twitter: @CornfieldMeet Instagram: thecornfieldmeet

Duration:00:41:04

Episode 001.1: (Rail) Rail Disaster Firsts - Part 1

6/2/2019
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Part 1 of 2vof Rail Disaster Firsts Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet Twitter: @CornfieldMeet Instagram: thecornfieldmeet

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 000: (Rail) The Cornfield Meet Introduction

12/31/2018
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This is the introductions of The Cornfield Meet podcast featuring Sargent Signals (Andy) and Mrs. Sargent Signals (Michele). Lot's of banter in this episode! Contact us in any of the following ways: Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet Twitter: @CornfieldMeet Instagram: thecornfieldmeet

Duration:00:55:06