Apart from collisions and derailments, a large proportion of all accidents is found to be due primarily to want of care on the part of the victims. Accidents to workmen in marshalling, shunting, distributing and running trains, engines and cars, may be taken as the most important class, after train accidents, because this work is necessary and important and yet involves considerable hazard.
He knew, says Orderic, more about marshalling mailed knights than edifying psalm-singing clerks.
These in turn converge to a pair of single lines which lead to two groups of marshalling sidings, called " gridirons " from their shape, and these again converge to single lines leading to " lower reception and departure lines " at the bottom of the slope.
He now threw all his energies into the task of marshalling the forces of France and his vassal states for the overthrow of "perfidious Albion."
His skill in marshalling facts and his clearness of diction were marvellous.