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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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U.S. G.P.O.
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English
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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.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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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Centers of Excellence at UF
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This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
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S 9 / UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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3 1262 08850 8477 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1948



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1948
(INCLUDES RAILVATS OF CLASSES I, II, AND II, AND SWITCHING AND TEMIAL COMPAEIZS)


UNIV. OF FL LiB. f
Total accidents Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Total Total person trespassers nont passerOther on trains on trains nontrespassers Kind of accident Total esult intrespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees number casualties __nd l I e i nr 1
to persons Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KilledlInjurd Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS

U.. DEPO TO Collisions ......................... 194 290 33 20 148 - 20 148 4 45 4 4o 5 14 81 - 2 22
1947 308 32 7 1oo - 7 1oo 7 57 1 37 6 20 3 - 5 Derailments ................................ 19 762 36 12 276 12 276 6 51 6 34 17 192 6 33
1947 650 30 14 135 14 135 3 5 3 34 20 10 62 - 1 19 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 194 4 2 1 4 - 1 4 1 1 3 - 1

Other locomotive accidents ................. 1948 56 1 1 1 1 1 - 1
1947 97 - - - -
Miscellaneousa ..............................1948 11 20 14 13 1 14 12 2 4 3 2 1 1 - 12 7
1947 124 25 19 23 1 19 22 1 7 1 6 1 2 - 18 13 Total ............................... 194 1,2O 92 47 442 1 47 441 1 104 11 o 2 24 14 275 - 20 62
1947 1,14 90 43 265 1 43 264 1 124 7 82 7 42 10 103 - 191 37 #At highway grade crossings,
lassified above .............. 1948 27 20 15 30 1 15 29 5 2 3 3 - 15 21
1947 31 23 17 22 1 17 21 7 6 1 - - 17 14 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 19 3 73 3 73 3 3 72 1 --
1947 3 66 - 3 66 3 6 3 64 2 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................194 37 - 37 37 32 5 - -
1947 33 - 33 33 27 6 - -
Operating locomotives ...........................................194 206 - 206 206 204 2
1947 1 197 - 1 197 1 197 1 191 6 Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1948 1 98 - 1 9s 1 98 1 94 4
1947 1 120 - 1 120 1 120 1 119 1 Operating switchee .............................................. 1948 126 - 126 126 123 3
1947 92 - 92 92 91 1 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1948 3 26 - 3 26 3 26 3 26
1947 29 - 29 29 28 1 - -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ....... ....................1948 10 515 13 10 502 3 391 3 7 12 2 101 - 5 10
1947 3 576 1 17 2 559 2 439 2 26 13 109 - 11 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 194 1 4 57 2 1 14 46 - 1513 ~
1947 1 450 8 1 1449 1 7 1 5 2 - - 153142 Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 1948 6 70 42 16 26 54 16 32 7 14 9 15 - 3 10 19

Miscellaneous ................................................... 194. 7 774 22 15 51 759 12 621 9 36 3 85 2 53 4 1
1947 3 770 15 12 755 7 5992 2 107 96 3 1 Total ................................................... 1948 26 2,362 66 45 201 2,317 38 1,611 26 1,481 12 130 4 184 7 159 515
1947 274 2,409 72 53 202 2,356 31 1,617 19 1,463 12 154 205 1 3 170 531 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1948 314 2,804 66 46 245 2,75 51 1,715 37 1,561 14 154 15 459 7 179 577
1947 317 2,674 72 54 245 2,620 4 1,71 2 1,545 19 196 10 305 1 3 189 568 1948 1947
Locomotive-miles ........ 132,022,936 135,132,875
Motor train-miles ....... 4,745,771 4,528,881
Total units ............ 136,768,707 139,661,756
Casualties per million units .............................. 1948 2.30 20.50 - - 0.373 12.54 0271 11.41 0.102 1.1
1947 2.27 19.15 - - .322 12.47 .186 11.06 .136 1.40 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1948 14 1,686 3 9 11 1,677 11 1,395 39 11 1,356 - 104 178
1947 12 1,768 1 12 11 1,756 o10 1,512 24 1,4 - 5 1 159 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1948 32 4,90 69 55 259 4,435 62 3,110 37 1,600 25 1,510 15 459 1l 179 755
1947 329 4, 442 73 66 256 4,376 55 3,253 26 1,569 29 1,684 10 308 1 8 190 727 Increase Percent ................. ....................... I.34 1.o *5.48 *16.67 1.17 1.35 12.73 .40 42.31 1.98 *13.79 *10.33 0.00 49.03 26.14 5.79 3.85
194 1947
Man-hours (Class I roads). 290,235,347 291,657,428 1948 - 0.207 10.13 Casualties per million man-hours 2/................. ........ 1947 - ,5 - -
Increase Percent .......9............................. - 11.89 *3- - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
S 1948 1947
Number of accidents ...... 1 406 423
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1948 160 467 2 2 15 465 6 33 - 15 456 1947 179 472 2 171 470 1 14 1 1 -1 - 170 6 I Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 194 Decrease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees...................................409 45 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 411 401 / For comparative purposes the 1947 figures have been restated to the 1948 reporting
Defect in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 169 168 basis. The minimum of more than $150 damage to railway property, as the basis Miscellaneous .............................................221 165 for reporting train accidents was raised to more than $250 for the year 1948.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1948-0-750195







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