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31262o08850 7784 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

)n BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS




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


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1945


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................................

Derailments ...........................................

Locomotive-boiler accidents ...........................

Other locomotive accidents ...........................

Miscellaneous .........................................

Total / ..........................................

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .........................


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................

Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................

Operating locomotives ...........................................

Operating band brakes ...........................................

Operating switches ..............................................

Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................

Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................

Accidents at highway grad- crossings# ...........................

Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................

Miscellaneous ...................................................

Total ......................................................


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................

1945 1944
Locomotlve-miles ......... 145,369,831 147,718,104
Motor traln-miles ........ 4,268,836 4,329,682
Total units ............. 150,138,667 152,047,786


Numbernf Total persons
train
accident
Killed Injured


Total


Total


trespassers I nontrespassers

Killed InJured ied Injured


Total


Employees on duty

Trainmen


4,071
41,060


28 1,893
41 1,768


Other
emplovyees


Killed Injured Kllenured KilledIJKlled Injured


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1,400
1,'259


17
48


- 17,
1 47j


36 2,178
28 2,292


-~ I -~- 4 ___


*7.25


0.271 '31.71


28.57 *T4.97


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0.196
.2?8


12.02
11:5 2


Passengers Travelers not Other
on trains ainsrains nontreepassers

KilledTnjured|Killed|Injured Klled Injured


1 81 5- 111 3 10- -
25 5 16 16 5 5 i5 1o


1945

194T
1945
194


1945
1944
1945


1944
1945
1944


195
1944
1945
1944

1945
1944
1945
194
1945

1944

194|


Casualties per million units .............................. 1945
Casualie p-r illion As 194
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS....................................... 1945


85
73
17
4O
245
22f
166
157
73

69


644
198
228
127
98
1,102
1,034


________ ____ ____ L ____ ____ _____ _________


190 10 20


190 120 208
177 82 210




1.27 0.799 1.39
1.16 .539 1.38


111 13


14


85
73
47
40
245
226
1o6
157
73
69


660
625
197
221
63
55
1,088
1,022


381 2,776
339 2,609


3,137
3,014


21.29
19.82


1 14 2,155 T 1


194 21 2,168 197 18
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1945 412 5,352 191 131 I
1944 408 5,282 184 100
Increase Percent ............................................ 0.980 1.33 3.80 31.00
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 321,341,687 321,244,116 L9
Casualties per million man-hours 2/...................... 1944 ____ _
SIncrease Percent ....................................- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
Number of accidents ...... 217 208
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1945 119 209 1
1944 98 24 7 7


I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 4
Negligence of employees ..................................
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 436
Defected in or improper maintenance of way and structures 164
Uliecellaneous ............................................ 189


190 I 12o
176 81


Il3 2,656
163 2,528


3,077
2,932


20.49
19.28
2,144
2,.20


4 -- -4- 1 ~ '-''I L L _107


221 5,221
224 5,182
'1.34 0.753


_-- I "',39 | 1.69




119 208 3
91 237 1 6


2,028
1,893


20 1,794
35 1,674


1, l9
1 10


4 ~ 4 4- ~ 4-.--~~ ---I


0.340
.368


2,134
1,977


28 1,870
41 1,738


14.21 0.18t I 12.46
13.00 .270 11.43
1,937 23
2.0 3i I


).1532 i 1.76
.0987 1.57
13 1,914
1 2 091


o.o666
.2565


1 I 9 1146
1 10 114


0.0599 0.972
.0658 .750


10
39
"74.36


589
561
4.99


1
1


103
70
7.14
47.14


T 4
- p


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class
terminal companies.
(p) Rate not computed because of small number
* Decrease.


4lg
6.791
*6.72


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I railways, including switching and
involved.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1945
INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number
Kind of accident train
accident

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................................ 1945 2,890
1944 2,804

Derailments ........................................... 1945 5,794
1944 5,095
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1945 9
1944 19
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1945 c 40
1944 597
Miscellaneous ... ..................................... 1945 1.026
1944 947
Total / .......................................... 1945 10,259
1944 9,462
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 19145 15
1964 1F 1


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1945
1944
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 194
1944
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1945
1944
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1945
1944
Operating switches .............................................. 1945
1944
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1945
1944
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1945
1944
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1945
1944
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1945
1944
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1945
1944
Total ...................................................... 1945
1944


f Total persons
to.


Total Total
trespassers nontrespaseers


Total


Employees on duty

Trainmen


Other
employees


Passengers Travelers not Other
on train on trains nontrespassers


Killed Injured Killed InjuredKiled lnIuredilled InuredKilledInuredKilledInjuredillednJuredKilld InjuredKilld Injured


39 1,002
51 719
57 F36
72 731
2 2
5 16
1 11
1 6
79 120
70 159
178 1,971
199 1,701


79 10,
61 100


16
19
2
10
12


6
1

13
23
79
77
936
922
954
q37
299
290


508
462
297
264
1,685
1,410
1, 09z
1,011
610
517
209
239
4,409
4,363
2,151
2,125
752
631
6,934
6,539


1,002
789
36
730
2
16
11
6
120
159


36
41
29
26
2
5
1
1
12
15


377
3?4
252
213
2
16
10
5
49
49


35
39
28
24
2
5
1
1
4
2


302
277
174
156
2
15
10
5
21
24


177 1,971 o0 690 70 509
194 1,700 "" 617 71 477


553
384

500
441



1
1
30
45


18 1,0O4
43 671


1
]

12
10





66
52


79
1 65


r t I I I- t ~ 4 + ~ 4 4


1

39
3?


665
624
147
132


79 108
60 100


2 17
3 20


77
- 57


4 4 4- ~ 4- ~ I ___ -~ I 1 4 4 ___ 1


508
462
297
264
1,695
1,1'410
1, gOq
1,091
1,011
610
517
204
237
U,274
4,217
2,109
2,079
472
403


16
19
2
10
12
I

6
1

12
22
23
32
7
3
146
110


508
662
297
264
1, 685
1,4-0
1,09's
1,011
610
517
19F
234
3,365
3,286

37
32
239
235


16
11




i

11



19!
22
30
6



1
2
19
22
30
1
2
55
75


502
459
267
235
1,636
1,434
1,093
1,006
579
498
193
228
3,246
3,186
29
22
120
114


152 6,786 107 5,415 74 4,413
159 6,4281 113 5,040o 1 3,973


4 ~ 4 4 -I- I -I-- I 4


2,320 18,653 1?6
2,292 17,638 35


540 1,457 17,098 393 12,561 254 11,155


6
3
30
29
49
46
5
5
31
19
5
6
119
100

10
11F.
121
1,072
1,o67


145 1,443
139 1,406


41 1,576
33 1,660


1

3
3
a94
873
128
130
19
19


2
3
105
123
2,069
2,046
221
150
492
47S


56 1,044 2,669
77 1,025 2,800


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1945 2,498 20,624 117 611 1,611 20,013 424 14,211 269 12,5S7 155 1,624 59 2,660 5 56 1,123 3,086
15 1944 2,491 19,339 O 541 1,651 18,798 4i1 13.178 325 11,632 156 1,546 76 2,531 6 76 1,08S 3,011
1945 1944
Locomotive-miles ........... 1,014,623,519 1,032,511,449
Motor traln-milea ........ 28,244,581 29,183,0o1
Total units ............ 1,042,868,100oo 1,061,694,530
Casualties per million units .............................. 1945 2.40 19.78 O.51 0.5896 1.54 lq.19 0.407 13.63 0.258 12.07 0.149 1.56 0.0506 2.55 k) 0.0537 1.O0 2.96
1944 2.34 18.22 .791 .510 1.56 17.71 .453 12.41 .306 10.96 .147 1.46 .0716 2.3S 9 ) .0735 1.02 2.84
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... 1945 127 14,948 25 S6 102 14,960 o 7 13,327 210 67 13,117 1 595 14 931
1946 146 14,924 27 102 119 14,822 100 13, 45 1 201 99 13,284 1 514 1 823


GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1945
1944


2,625 3 9,572 912 699 1,713 34,!73 511 27,538 269 12,797 242 14,741 59 2,660
2,637 34,263 S67 643 1,770 33,620 581 26,663 326 11,833 255 14,E30 76 2,531


6 651 1,137 4,024
7 592 ,1io6 3,334


Increase Percent ............................................ *0.455 3.82 5.19 .71 *3.22 3.73 *12.05 3.28 17.48 8.15 5.10 *0.600 22.37 5.10 *14.29 9.97 2.0 4.96
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,246,501,599 2,236,501, 02-0.220 11.6
Casualties per million man-hours Z/ ...................... 1944 2 .52 11.31 -
Increase Percent -1'.70 .01 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
Number of accidents ...... 2,168 1,981
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1945 1,015 2,259 5 43 980 2,216 9 58 3 46 6 12 21 1 971 2,136
1944 983 2,225 47 46 936 2,179 6 54 5 42 1 12 930 2,120
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1945 1944 / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees................................... 4,360 4,250 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 3,027 2,763 (R) Hate not computed because of smell number Involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,444 1,159 Decrease.
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1,428 1,290 u.s. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :1945-0-657219


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