There have been a lot of cutbacks by railways to show bigger numbers for bigger bonuses, more suits and less coveralls. Fast long freight trains, time is money, workers no longer feel like they once did, proud of their jobs and work. Less workers, less preventive maintenance, faster trains and lots of dangerous chemicals, and pushing for bigger profits, sounds like more disasters yet to come. Of course we could slow down the trains, leave the dirty oil in the ground, leave the coal where it is, grow our grub locally, quit mining uranium ore, and stop making toxic press board office desks and shipping 80,000 chemicals. We will still have accidents, and shit will happen, but far less than how we use our trains, planes, and oil tankers today.
The Garden Party suggest slowing down a bit, smell the flowers and have a enjoyable trip, through life, grow a garden this year.