Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...

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Title:
Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...
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v. : ill. ; 28 x 41 cm.
Language:
English
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United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Railroad Safety and Service
United States -- Federal Railroad Administration
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Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
May 1956-Dec. 1974.
Issuing Body:
Issued May 1956-Dec. 1964 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics; Jan. 1965-Oct. 1966 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Railroad Safety and Service; Nov. 1966-Dec. 1974 issued by the Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
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Title varies slightly.
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Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
ocm02560826
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00022

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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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Summary of accidents/incidents reported by all line-haul and switching and terminal railroad companies

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Subject


to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. I
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS February



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1959 AND 1958


M-400
y 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Totalse Oer Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number ties to E_____ employees
--- persons Killed Injeured Kiledl Injured Killed Injured Killed injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1959 176 12 2 21 2 21 2 17 2 16 1 2 2
1958 161 13 4 82 4 82 4 32 4 29 3 48 2

Derailments............................1959 566 32 9 130 9 130 1 46 1 23 23 70 8 14
Derai .............1958 437 29 1 84 2 82 1 34 1 32 2 18 30

1959 20 20 18 14 2 18 12 2 2 2 18 8
Othertrainaccidents..................1958 21 21 18 14 18 14 2 2 1 2 1 4 16 8


Total /............................ 1959 762 64 29 165 2 2 163 3 65 3 41 24 74 26 24
1958 619 63 23 180 2 21 178 7 68 6 63 1 5 70 16 40

#At highway grade crossings, 1959 34 30 26 57 1 26 56 10 1 9 33 26 13
classified above ............. 1958 24 23 17 21 1 21 1 5 1 5 4 16 12


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1959 91 91 2 91 82
air or steam connections ............................... 1958 2 84 8 2 84 76 1 -

1959 27 27 27 23 4 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1958 22 22 22 22 -2


Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 1 6 6 6 1 6 558 57 2
1958 1 66 1 69 66 1 648 2 --

Operating switches ........................................ 1959 907 7 7 65 5 -. -
1958 74 74 74 65 9


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1959 1 34 1 33 1 33 1 32 1 -
with fixed structures ..................................1958 1 28 i 28 1 -28 1 28 -

1959 5 476 12 464 2 368 2 354 14 93 3
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1958 6 485 15 L 470 2 334 2 329 5 2 127 9


Aidents1959 208 642 5 205 637 8 6 2 2 205 627
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings #..............1958 222 706 7 217 699 8 6 2 217 691


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1959 63 103 4 i 21 59 5 20 2 10 3 i0 16 39
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1958 82 117 37 2 80 33 3 15 7 18 16 4739


Miscellaneous causes......................................1959 19 841 14 i 11 827 8 687 4 599 4 88 3 87 53
Miscellany us1958 16 855 9 13 7 842 6 673 6 568 105 1 98 71

Total I/ ......................................... 1959 298 2,362 56 76 2h2 2,286 18 1,382 10 1,248 8 134 3 182 221 722
...... 1958 330 2,437 72 72 258 2,365 22 1,322 14 1,173 8 149 3 225 233 818


1959 327 2,527 56 78 271 2,449 21 1,447 13 1,289 8 158 3 256 247 746
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1958 353 2,617 72 74 281 2,543 29 1,390 20 1,236 9 1 54 3 295 249 858

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 162,461,545 162,073,781
Motor train-miles .... 5,495,131 6,093,535
Total units ....... 167,956,676 168,167,316

Sp .. 1959 1.95 15.05 0.13 8.62 0.08 7.67 0.05 0.94 -
Casualties per million units ......................1958 2.10 15.57 .17 8.27 .12 7.35 .05 .92 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 11 981 5 11 976 10 881 12 10 869 1 95
1958 8 983 2 6 983 3 897 7 3 890 3 86


GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 338 3,508 5 83 282 3,425 31 2,328 13 1,301 18 1,027 3 256 248 841
1958 361 3,600 7 74 287 3,526 32 2,287 20 1,23 12 1,044 3 2 25 252, 944
Increase Percent ........................................... 6.37 *2.56 *24.33 12.16 *1.74 *2.87 *3.13 1.79 *35.00 4.67 50.00 *1.63 *13.22 *1.59 10.91



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 629 683

otal1959 234 699 3 6 231 693 18 7 1 35 231 640
total casualties at highway grade crossings...........1958 239 727 5 7 234 720 1 13 1 11 2 4 233 703


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:


Negligence of employees ......................................
Defects in or failures of equipment ..........................
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .....
Miscellaneous ...............................................
Total .....................................................


* Decrease


1959 1958
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Intred
326 6 146 307 9 196
444 97 353 128
95 42 101 1 53
2,256 321 2,242 2,290 343 2,240

3,121 327 2,527 3,051 353 2,617


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Subject to revision (NTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS February 1959



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1959 AND 1958


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons tresp users nonjespassers T I Other
Totdlntrespassers nontrespassers Total O rnon trains nontrespassers
number ties to ile Inu Kfe nue Kle r Klnemployees
_________________________________ _____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................195959 82 4 8 8 3 8 7 1 -
1958 79 5 3 16 3 16 3 16 3 16 -

Derailments ...........................1959 265 13 3 63 3 63 1 20 1 8 12 33 2 10
1958 228 11 23 23 12 11 1 1 10

Other train accidents .................1959 6 6 5 5 5 5 I 12 2 -- 3-2 5 1
1958 12 12 10 8 10 8 1 1 1 1 3 9 14

TotalV/............................ 1959 353 23 8 76 9 76 1 30 1 17 13 35 7 11
1958 319 28 13 47 13 47 4 29 4 28 1 4 9 14


#At highway grade crossings, 7
classified above ............. 1959 11 9 7 5 7 3 7 2
1958 13 12 10 8 10 9 4


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 195949 49 49 43 6 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1958 34 2 34 2 34 32 1 2 -


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................1959 15 15 15 12 3 -
1959 27 279 927 927 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 1 29 27 29 7 287 -
1958 1 29 1 29 1 29 1 283 1 -

Operating switches ......................................... 1959 4 38 438 38 3 3 -
1958 38 38 38 35 3 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 3
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 13 1 -
1959 8207 3 13 - 2001 13 1 13 169 162 30 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 229 2 07 3 7 20018 169 162I 7 -2 6930
etigooroflcmtvs1958 5 229 2 11 3 218 1 1145 1 1414 1 2 69 14

1959 92 264 2 90 264 2 2 2 90 260
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ..............1958 100 332 3 2 97 330 4 4 97 326


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1959 36 51 28 25 8 26 4 11 1 7 3 4 4 15
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1958 28 147 21 15 7 32 14 14 2 4 2 10 3 18
1959 7 375 3 371 2 313 2 283 2 30 i 37 21
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1959 7 37 5 14 1 4 3 3 2771 2 313 2 27783 350 1 37 2138
1958 11 1423 6 9 5 1,114 11 327 14 277 50 1 149 38

1959 139 1 O46 37 36 102 1,010 7 644 4 592 3 52 1 69 94 297
Total V ............................................... 1958 148 1,;154 32 37 116 1,117 13 613 10 546 3 67 3 118 100 386


1959 147 1,122 37 36 110 1,086 8 674 5 609 3 65 1 104 101 308
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1958 161 1,201 32 37 129 1,164 17 642 14 574 3 68 3 122 109 400

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 78,118,609 76,662,839
Motor train-miles .... 2,625,627 2,862,418
Total units ....... 80,744,236 79,525,257

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.82 13.90 0.10 8.35 0.06 7.4 0.04 0.81 -
1958 2.02 15.10 .21 8.07 .18 7.22 .04 .86 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 3 464 1 3 463 4 2 417 42
1958 5 520 5 520 3 1472 5 3 1467 22 148
1M 150 1,586 37 37 113 1,5149 10 1,095 5 613 5 482 1 104 102 350
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 19 166 1.721 2 __3 3 13h 1.68h 4. 2 .1L 14 579 6 535 J3 122 Iii .448
Increase Percent ........................................ *9.6), *7.84 15.63 *15.67 *8.02 *50.00 *1.71 *64.29 5.87 *16.67 *9.91 *66.67 *14.75 *8.11 *21.88


HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 263 310

1959
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1958


2 5 97 262
5 3 106 330


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:


Negligence of employees .....................................
Defects in or failures of equipment ..........................
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .....
Miscellaneous ..................................-.............
Total ....................................................*


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