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iIIIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


31262088507503 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

Subject to revision -UREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMY -AS 6 'jrTI.TCS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1945
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


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Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................................ 1945
1944
Derailments ........................................... 1945
1944
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1945
1944
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1945
194
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1945

Total / .......................................... 1945
1944
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 194
1944


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 194
1944
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1945
1944
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1945
1944
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1945

Operating switches .............................................. 194

Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 194
1944
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 194
1944
Accidents at highway grad3 crossings# ........................... 194
1944
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 194
icel ou...................................................194

TMscellaneo us tal...................................................... 1945
1944
Total ..... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1945
194,+


Total Total
trespassers nontreepassers
pTotal


Employees on duty


Trainmen


Other
employees


Passengers Travelers not Other
on trains on trains nontrespassers


Killed Injured KlledInJuredKilled Injured Killed InjuredKilled Ijiednjured KKlleded Iurered Kllled Itnjured Killedl Injured Killed IInjured


-~ 1

-i 4

- 9
- 4


93
67
128
54


2

13
15


46
39
20
23


2

2


32
.' 23
82
14





5
2


401
425
737
768

1
86
96
14o
128


8 2364 1 236 i 236 b 82 5 70 1 12 1 19 l 1 i 35
1, 155 5 5 130 9 74 7 b2 2 19127- ~39 6 23__

23 11 14 11 14 2 2 11
22 o 13 6 2 ? l 9


1
5

2
1
1
2
1



2
2
8
8
117
93
128
167

36


7 ~ I- I 4 I. 1- I 4 ~ -'L __6J. 1L A 10


- 1
5

2
1
1
2
i 1
2



2
1i 2
25
26
12 114
17 82
44 28
35 58
29 15
1R 25'


67
65
40
45
224
189
155
155
63
69
25
30
567
580
284
205
58
52
878
918


66
64
36
39
21J
155
155
155
259
24
30
438
419
5
2
14
14
549
556


- 1 '.;, 1 ,-, it T 4 --7, i i ml -, 4 -:1 i :-: -4-- i z'- --2 i- !!-'--111" i--l1 -


296 2,471
315 2,401


110 170 2,361
93 180 2.308


40 1,750
8b 1.7.2


24 1,565
42 1,530


213 1
235


12
23
278
203
72
15
72


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1945 314- 2,707 126 T 110 188 2,597 46 1 832 29 1,635 17 197 3 332 1 6 138 427
1944 330 2,537 135 93 195 2,444 77 1,606 49 1,592 26 214 4 274 8 114 356
1945 1944
Locomotive-miles ......... 149,439,366 15?,029,504
Motor train-miles ........ 4,122,154 4,251,068
Total units ............... 153,5b61,520 156,280,572
Casualties per million units .............................. 1945 2.04 17.63 0,821 0.716 1.22 16.91 0.300 11.93 0.189 10.65 0.111 1.28 0.0195 2.16 ( 0) 00391 0.899 2.7S
1l94 2.11 16.23 .864 .595 1.?5 15.64 .493 11.56 .314 10.19 .179 1.37 .0256 1.75 ( () .0512 .729 2.28
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 195 20 1,982 4 16 16 1,966 13 1,795 28 13 1767 1 64 2 107
19L44 15 2,224 2 13 13 2,211 11 2,060 17 11 2:o043 51 2 100
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... ..1945 334 4,689 130 126 204 4,563 59 3,627 29 1,663 30 1,964 3 32 70 140 534
1944 345 4:761 137 106 208 4,655 88 3,866 49 1,609 39 2,257 4 274 59 116 456
Increase Percent ............................................ 3..19j 1.51 '5.11 18.87 ".92 1.98 '32.95 "6.18 -40.82 3.36 23.08 *12.98 25.00 21.17 1.64 20.69 17.11
194 1944 ---
Man-hours (Class I roads). 326,946,689 328 140 915 194 0.14 104
Casualties per million man-hours /...................... 1944 _____ _____ .29 11 .24 ______
Increase Percent .................................... ____ _____ ____ 2.2 6.67
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
Number of accidents ...... 289 200
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1945 128 310 3 2 125 298 2 7 7 2 1 123 287
1944 99 235 11 88 218 44 88 213


/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Terminal companies.
()t Rate no computed because of small number involved.
0 Decrease.


i5 1944
41 ".1r
387 407
162 163
206 217


Number of--
train Total persons
accidents


lJ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ..................................
Defects in or failures of equipment ......................
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .
Miscellaneous ...........................................


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Statement No. M-400
MAY 1945


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INTERSTATE COM ERCE COMMISSION
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1945
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisielons ............................................ 1945
194Z
-Derailments ........................................... 1945
1944
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1945
194M
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1945
1944
Miscellaneous ......................................... 194
19V_
Total l/ ......................................... 1945
1944
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1945
1944


Number of
train
accidents


2,083
2,051
4,258
3,762
6
16
384
438
726
654
7,457
6,921

113
96


Total I
Total persons trespassers

KielledInJure Kllled Injured"


44
22
27
2
5
1
1


110
125


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or looomotlves ...................... 1945 11
1944 14
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1945! 1
1944! 6
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1945 1 11
1944; 5
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 19451
19241
Operating switches .............................................. 19451 1
1944i -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1945 11
1944 19
Getting on or off cars or locomotive ........................... 1945 49
1944 52
Accidents at highway grads crossings# ........................... 1945 717
194 736
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 194 613
1944 612
Miscellaneous ................................................... 194,5 186
19441 198
Total ...................................................... 1945 1,605
194M41,646


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1945
1944
1945 1944
Looomotive-miles ......... 724,063,308 742,611,020
Motor traln-miles ........ 19,842,100 20,689,431
Total units ............... 743,905,408 763,300,451
Casualties per million units .............................. 1945
1944
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... 1945
1944


637
578
565
421
2
15
10
6
92
80
10,6
1,306
1,100


349,
328 -
220:
181 1
1,217 -
1,040, -
774 -
726, -
475 -
375: -
151 -41
1641 ,

3,081 24
3,124 16
1,723 33
1,696; 31
535 406
1i 372
4,800 81
4,556 86
13,325 544
12,6o6 505


1,715 14.63li 5145
1,771 13,706 509


Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
non.trepaa serer Other on trains on trains Inontrespassers
nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees
Klled Injured Killed Injured Kl Killed IInnj ured Killed nJured Killed njured!Killed Injured


27 637 2Z 2 13 26 214 59 1 316 1 4
4 57 3 26 3 217 2 3 7 271 1 47
21 565 17 177 16 127 1 50 341 4 47
26 21 1 9 14 ill 2 38 219 10 53

2 2 2 21 21 2 -i -
5 15 5 15 5 14 -iI
S 10 1 9 1 9 1i -
1 6 1 5 l 5 -
92 6 32 3 21 3 11 1 28 51 2
5 80 9 26 1 9 8 17 8 6
o109 1,o6 ; 493 47 373 4 120 2 686 6 127
121 1,100 67 455 55 356 12 99 7 499 7

7 76 2 16 2 15 4 i 5 46
3 9 i 3 58


11 3hn 49 10 3 41 1 3 -


14 328 14 328 14 325
1 220 1 220 195
6 181 6 181 5 16o
11 1,217 11 1,217 10 1,184
5 ioo 5 i,o o0 5 1,000
774 774 773
726 726 4 721
1 475 1 475 1 449
375i 375: 360
3 11 n 148 10 144 10 141
2 19 162 19 159 16 156
86 25 2,995 19 2,3941 18 2,312
101 36 3,023 26 2,397 24 2,326
36 684 1,689 7 33 1 25
36 705 1,66o0 2 27 1 19
177 i 207 358 118 171 42 89
S 24 22 149 157 57 73
9 105 4,702 78 3.391 56 3,130
79 112 4,477 81 3,512 67 2,785


4OO 1,o60 112,925 261 9,616
362 ,41, I 12,244 306 | 8,902


400 1,170 14,231 312 10,109
362 l1,262 313344 | 373 9,357


153
193
200
248


8,644
7,925
9,017
8,281


21 1,023
22 1,127


1 2
3
1 68
3 86
677 1,652
703 1,633
87 176
89 101
11 350
14 337
777 2,248
809 2,160


4 + z + ;i i ," --,i -r -i ~- -


112 1,092
125 1,076


239 1,709
29 1,626


833 2,375
856 2,306


4 4I i 'i ,4 i i- ,


2.31 19.67o 0.733 53 1.7 19.13 0.419 13.59 0.269 12.12 0.151 1.47 039 2.:3
2.32 I 17.96 .667 .474 1.5 174 .4 9 12.26 .325 10.5 .64 1.i .3 2.13


91 10,644 18 l 60
110 10.545 18 I 71


73
92


10,584 60 9,433
10, 474 75 9,471


155 60 9,278
142 75 9,329


i: .


( 0) 0.0511 1.12 3.19
( :) .0721 1.12 3.02


441
383


12
16


710
620


GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1945 1,806 25,275 563 460 1,24 124,815 372 19,542 200 9,172 172 10,370 23 1,709 3 479 845 3,085
1944 I,81 24,251 527 1 433 1,354 23,818 448 18,828 248 8,423 200 10,405 29 1,626 5 438 872 2,926
Increase Percent ............................................ *3.99 42 6.831 8.20 4.19 '6 3.79 19.35 1. *0.336 0 9.36 *3.10 5.43


Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,602,532,290 1,591,268,600 6 1945 36 1 6 30.224-11.59- 1





--194 765 32 3 748 ,729 2 3 1 27 1 9 7
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 194 774 1799 33 36 741 1,763 9 49 3 40 6 15 1 72 6
_______________ _____________ 1944 780 1.765 32 36 748 1,729 2 P3_ __ __ 7_ 3_ 9 2 2 746 1,69,
I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 14 14 / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 2,200 1,998 (0) Rate not computed because of small number Involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,112 919 Decrease.
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1,047 946 GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1945--657219
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