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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...

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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-Apr. 1956.
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Began in 1924.
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Vols. for <1924>-Mar. 1942 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics; Apr. 1942-Apr. 1956 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
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Description based on: Apr. 1931; title from caption.
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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics.

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3 1262 08850 7925 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. M-400 Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1946



UNIV. OF- FL LI. SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1946
ns(INC RAILvAS Or CLASss 1 I, AI, 11z, AND. SVITCHING AND TIIAL COMPANIES)




Number of Total Total Emloyees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident train Total persons trespasser nontrepassers Total Tra Other on trains on trains nontreepassers u.s. Pidents Total Tranmen employees 'Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1946 4 3 103 - 3 -103 3 33 1 32 2 1 25 11
1945 05 10 337 - 10 337 9 83 9 54 29 1 2 14 Derailments ........................................... 1946 749 7 44 - 7 44 5 33 4 16 1 17 7 - 2 4
1945 906 2 218 1 1 218 1 57 1 31 26 156 5
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1946 3 2 2 - 2 2 2 2 2 2 - -
19 45 1 - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1946 86 1 - -1 1 -
1945 82 1 3 - 1 3 1 2 1 2 - 1- Miscellaneous ......................................... 1946 145 16 23 1 16 22 6 5 -1 16 16
1945 138 16 7 - 16 7 1 1 - 1 1 15 6 TotalI/ ....................................... 1946 1,327 28 17 1 8 172 10 75 7 56 3 1 66 -- 18 31
1945 1,532 29 565 1 28 565 12 143 11 7 1 56 1 397 - 15 25 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1946 31 19 31 - 19 31 1 5 1 3 2 6 18 20
1945 22 15 6 - 15 6 - 15 6 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1946 1 64 - 1 64 1 64 1 61 3 - -
1945 1 71 - 1 71 1 71 1 70 1 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1946 3 33 - 3 33 33 2 29 1 4
1945 53 - 53 53 45 8 - Operating locomotives .......................................... 1946 1 222 - 1 222 1 222 1 218 4 -
1945 1 257 - 1 257 1 257 1 248 9 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1946 1 137 - 1 137 1 137 1 136 1
1945 150 - 150 150 149 1 Operating switches .............................................. 1946 92 - 92 92 87 5
1945 131 - 131 131 126 5 - Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1946 2 18 - 2 18 2 18 1 17 1 1
1945 3 26 - 3 26 3 25 3 23 2 -1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1946 10 520 5 lo 510 1 405 1 400 5 4 95 - 10
1945 12 662 6 18 44 6 522 5 504 1 18 112 - 10 Accidents at highway gradi crossing# ........................... 1946 147 416 6 11 141 405 2 3 3 2 - - 1 402
1945 15 343 o10 2 144 341 2 8 8 2 1 333 Struck or run over, not at public orossinge ..................... 1946 96 75 66 24 30 51 21 33 6 18 15 15 1 4 8 14
1945 119 90 66 26 53 64 28 36 7 14 21 22 3 25 25 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1946 31 46 15 13 16 833 10 673 7 32 3 141 4 82 2 2 76
1945 27 951 12 11 15 90 12 791 7 633 5 158 2 73 6 1 70 Total ......................................................1946 292 242 92 58 200 2,. 65 42 1,680 20 1,l 22 11 8 177 1 6 14 02

TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1946 320 2,596 92 59 228 2,53 2 2,1875 2735 1,97 2 198 8 2 1 6 167
1945 346 3,299 95 57 2651 3,24 5 ,75 27 5 1 3 5 9 183 1946 1945
Locomotive-miles ......... 124,648,836 134,496,340
Motor train-miles ........ 3,612,661 3,654,522
Total units ........... 128,261,497 138,150,862
Casualties per million units .............................. 1946 2.49 20.24 - - 0.405 13.68 0.211 12.14 0.195 1.54
1945 2.50 23.88 - .471 15.83 .253 13.80 .217 2.03 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1946 19 1,828 15 14 1,813 13 1,600 1 13 1,569 - 79 1 14
1945 13 2,000 7 9 1,993 8 1,749 1 26 7 1,723 - 100 1 4 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1946 339 4,424 97 74 242 4,350 65 3,355 2 1,588 38 1,767 8 243 1 85 168 667
1945 359 5,299 99 64 260 5,235 73 3,936 3 1,933 37 2,003 3 582 109 184 608 Increase Percent ............................................ *5.57 -16.51 *2.02 15.63 F5.92 '16.91 *10.96 -14.76b 25.00 *17.85 2.70 11.78 166.67 *58.25 *22.02 *8.70 9.70
19 46 1945
Man-hours (Class I roads). 272,031,193 296,922,439 1946 - 0.232 11.72 Casualties per million man-hours / ...................... 1945- - 12
Increase Percent .................................... *2.93 *6.54 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19 46 19 45
Number of accidents ...... 381 357
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1914 166 447 6 11 160 46 3 8 1 6 2- 157 422 1945 169 349 1o 2 159 347 2 8 8 2 - 157 339 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1q46 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .............................. terminal companies.
Defeots in or failures of equipment ...................... 446 Decrease.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 152 228
Miscellaneous ............................................ 209 221







P. 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 194 6



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1946
(IOLDa RAILWVAYS OF OLASSb I, XI, AD III, AND BUITOCHG AD TMINAL COXPAMIS)




Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aooident train otal persons trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers accidents ITotal Trainmen I employees Killed Injured Killed Injured K Inued ll Inurlled Ilnjured Killed Inured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ....................................... 196 699 8 284 - 8 284 8 99 5 75 ) 24- 169 - 16
194 5 20 404 20 404 18 135 18 96 39 1 249 - 1 20 Derailments ................................. .......... 196 1,570 14 165 14 165 6 55 5 32 1 23 3 6 - 5 41
1945 1, 886 3 295 1 2 295 2 79 2 51 28 20 - 12 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1946 6 3 3 - 3 3 3 - -
1945 6 2 2 - 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1946 182 2 - 2 2 2 - -
1945 173 1 8 - 1 8 1 7 1 7 - - Miscellaneous ......................................... 1946 01 31 47 1 31 46 2 16 10 2 6 3 - 29 27
19 305 32 42 32 42 4 11 3 7 1 4 13 2 18 Total / .......................................... 1946 2,758 56 501 1 56 500 19 17 13 122 6 53 3 241 - 34 84
1945 3,175 58 751 57 751 27 23 26 163 1 71 1 467 - 29 50 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1946 70 34 48 34 48 1 7 1 5 2 9 - 33 32
1945 56 30 28 30 28 2 8 2 7 1 1 - 28 19 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or unocupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1946 4 139 4 139 139 4 135 4 - -
1945 5 142 5 142 5 142 4 11 1 1 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1946 5 77 5 77 5 77 3 70 2 7 - -
1945 1 10 1 10 1 108 96 1 12 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 1946 3 452 3 452 3 452 3 445 7 - -
1945 2 528 2 528 2 528 1 513 1 15 - - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1946 2 281 2 281 2 281 2 278 3 - -
1945 297 297 297 296 1 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1946 15 15 15 179 6
195 1 296 1 296 1 296 1 28 12 - - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 19 46 46 4 145 3 43 1 2 1 1 -
19 45 6 60 1 6 59 6 57 6 55 2 - - 2 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 19i46 22 1,184 12 22 10 1,162 4 916 3 890 1 26 6 226 - 20
1945 20 1,317 9 28 11 1,289 9 1,031 8 996 1 35 2 232 - 26 Accidents at highway gradi crossings# ........................... 1946 346 925 20 17 326 908 3 14 1 12 2 2 2 - 323 2
195 317 899 20 1 297 881 3 19 14 3 5 - 29 8 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1946 187 137 122 41 65 96 38 62 17 32 21 30 5 7 22 27
1945 22 246 11 68 105 178 0 81 20 33 40 7 45 90 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1946 4 1,818 39 28 25 1,790 16 1,433 12 1,159 4 274 6 194 3 14
1945 67 1 ,984 25 24 42 1,960 32 1,619 26 1,328 6 291 5 187 1 5 114 Total ...................................................... 1946 68 5,244 193 10 445 5,136 79 3,604 48 3,24 31 61 13 423 5 16 34 1,93
1945 642 5,877. 172 139 470 5,738 119 4,178 66 3,75 53 22 7 419 21 31 ,120 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1946 694 5,75 193 109 501 5,636 98 3,779 61 3,365 37 414 16 664 5 16 382 ,177
19 700 6,62 173 139 527 6,489 146 4,412 92 3,919 5 493 8 886 21 373 1,170 1946 1945
Looomotive-miles ......... 264,015,482 281,894,025
Motor train-miles ........ 7,617,453 7,694,o48
Total units ............ 271,632,935 289,588,073
Casualties per million units .............................. 1946 2.55 21.15 - - 0.361 13.91 0.225 12.39 0.136 1.52 -
1945 2.42 22.89 - - .504 15.24 .318 13.53 .186 1.70 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENT ..................................... 1946 36 3,986 7 25 29 3,961 25 3,494 69 25 3,425 - 189 4 278
1945 33 4,361 7 14 26 4,347 21 3,789 1 77 20 3,712 - 220 5 338 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1946 730 9,731 200 134 530 9,59Z 123 7,273 61 3,434 62 3,839 16 664 5 205 386 1,455
1945 733 10,989 180 153 553 10,836 167 8,201 93 3,996 74 4,205 8 886 241 378 1,508 Increase Percent ............................................ *0.409 *11.45 11.11 *12.42 *4.16 *11.43 26.35 *11.32 *34.41 *14.06 *16.22 *8.70 100.00 *25.06 *14.94 2.12 3.51
1946 1945
Man-hours (Class I roads). 581,40,388 625,347,198 1946 - -- 0.205 11.87 - - -
Casualties per million man-houre .................... 195 - - - .49 - - -
Increase Percent ...................... 19.92 4.96 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1946 19Iumber of accidents ...... 860 853
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1946 380 973 20 17 360 956 4 21 2 17 2 4 11 56 924 1945 347 927 20 18 327 909 5 27 2 21 3 6 1 - 22 881 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1946 19 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, inoluding awitching and
Negligence of employees ................................... 1,052 1,13 terminal companies.
Defeots in or failures of equipment ...................... 933 1,08 Decrease.
Defacts in or improper maintenance of way and structures 37 453 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :1946-0-657219
Miscellaneous ............................................ 39 41




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