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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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Washington, D.C.
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v. : ill. ; 28 x 44 cm.

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States ( lcsh )
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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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University of Florida
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I.jIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 7537 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-4oo

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1947



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1947
(INCLUDMe RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND I, AND SWITCHING An TERIN AL COMPANIES) UNIV. OF FL LIB.


Number of Total perTotal Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
-- Kind of accident train eons trespassers nontrespassers Total Tra nmen Other on train on trains nontrespassers accidents employees Killed Injuredll Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Inureured Killed In jured Killed InjInured dKilled Injured Killed Injured U.S. DEPOSITO TRAIN ACCIDENTS Collisions ............................................194 32 7 100 7 100 7 1 7 6 20 3 - 5
19 355 5 11 5 151 5 4 3 1 23 110 - 5 Derailments ........................................... 19 871 14 135 14 135 3 54 3 34 20 10 62 - 19
1 821 9 125 9 125 3 23 3 17 6 3 63 3 39 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1947 5 3 7 3- 7 3 6 2 5 1 1 1 .
1946 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Other locomotive accidents ............................ 19 117
19 96 1 -1 11 Miscellaneous ......................................... 194 17 1 2 1 19 2 1 7 1 6 1 2 - 1
19 152 1 2 1 2 2 l 5 2 5 3 - 13 1 Total l/......................................... 19 1,545 43 265 1 43 264 14 124 7 2 7 42 10 103 - 19 37
19 1,431 30 332 30 332 11 101 8 67 3 34 3 176 - 6 55 #At highway grade crossings,
olassified above ......................... 19 43 17 22 1 17 21 7 6 1 - 17 14
194 39 15 17 15 17 2 2 3 - 15 12 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 194 3 66 3 66 3 66 3 64 2 - -
1946 3 75 3 75 3 75 3 74 1 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 4 27 6 -
19 N 2 44 2 44 1 41 1 3 - Operating locomotives ........................................... 194 1 197 1 197 1 197 1 191 6
1946 2 230 2 230 2 230 2 227 3 - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1947 1 120 1 120 1 120 1 119 -1 -
1946 1 144 - 1 144 1 144 1 2 - Operating switches .............................................. 194 92 92 92 91 -1 -19 93 - 93 93 92 1 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 19 29 - 29 29 26 1 -
194 3 2- 3 2 2 27 2 26 1 1 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1947 3 56 1 17 2 559 2 439 2 426 213 1109 11
1946 12 664 7 12 5 652 3 511 2 490 1 21 2 131 - 10 Accidents at highway gradi crossings# ........................... 1917 162 450 1 154 449 1 7 1 5 2 15 442
19 199 509 14 6 185 503 1 11 1 9 2 2 1 490o Struck or run over, not at public rossings ..................... 194.7 1 76 486 23 33 53 16 35 6 20o lo 15 - 16 1
19 91 62 56 17 35 45 17 29 11 14 6 15 - 3 14 13 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1947 23 770 15 12 9 756 7 599 5 492 2 107 96 3 1 6o
1946 33 972 24 15 9 957 6 760 5 627 1 133 2 112 7 1 76 Total ...................................................... 194 274 2,409 72 53 202 2,356 31 1,617 19 1,463 12 154 20' 1 3 170 531
19 346 2,621 101 50 245 2,771 37 1,924 2P 1,742 9 182 5 246 4 10 199 591 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1947 317 2,674 72 54 245 2,620 45 1,741 26 1,545 19 196 10 30 1 3 19 56
1946 376 3,153 101 50 275 3,103 48 2,o25 36 1,809 12 216 8 422 4 10 215 646 1947 1946
Locomotive-miles ......... 135,132,875 139,366,646
Motor train-miles ........ 528,881 4,004,792
Total units ............ 139,661,756 143,371,438
Casualties per million units .............................. 191 2.27 19.15 - 0.322 12.47 0.186 11.06 0.1360 1.40
194 2.62 21.99 - - .335 14.12 .251 12.62 .0837 1.51
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1947 12 1,768 1 12 11 1,756 10 1,512 24 10 1,488 -5 1 1
19 17 2,158 2 10 15 2,146 12 1,894 38 12 1,856 - 110 3 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1947 329 4,442 73 66 256 4,376 55 3,253 26 1,569 29 1,684 10 1~0 1 88 190 727
19 393 5,311 103 60 290 5,251 0 3,919 36 1,847 24 2,072 8 22 4 120 218 790 Increase Percent ............................................ 16.28 *16.36 29.13 10.00 11.72 16.6 *8.33 *16.99 027.78 *15.o5 20.83 *18.73 25.00 027.01 *75.00 *26.67 12.4 *7.97
1947 1946
Man-hours (Class I roads). 291,657,428 309,809,195 19 0. 10. - - - -
19:: - 0.1 10.55
Casualties per million man-hours /......................... 194 - .17 12.00
Increase Percent .................................... *1.07 *12.08 - - .
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1947 1946
Number of accidents ...... 423 479
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 19 17 472 6 2 171 470 1 14 1 11 3 170 56 191 21 526 14 6 200 520 1 13 1 11 2 - 199 502 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 4/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. terminal companies.
Defects In or failures of equipment ...................... 3 7
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 240 22 DecreaseU.S.GOVERNMENTPRINTINGOFFICE 47-0-70209 Miscellaneous ........................................... 224 1 S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1 702098
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