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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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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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3 1262 88508022 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSIONemet N. 2 Subject to reva .v BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1948



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1948
(INCIDIS RAILVA8 OF CLASSES 1I, AND III, AND SWITCHING AnD TERINAL COMPANIES)



P Total accidents 1aoe n
UNIV. OF- uL eS. 1the
total accidents Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total e ,. trespassers nontrespassers Total Tranmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers numer dcsal ton employees Se to elneersns Killed Injured Klld l InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured illled Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
SCollisions........ 194 29 2 31 - 3 50 3 301 3 29 1 11 9
U.S. DE TORY 1947 25 1 8 - 1 1 3 1 64 13 5 Derailments ................................ 19 7 26 3 96 1 2 96 2 40! 2 32 9 41 -
266 3 1 2 1
1947 31 31 267 31 27 56 10 2 28 14 200: 7 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................1948 -
1947 1 1- - 1 1 1 1 - Other locomotive accidents .................1948 8 - - -
1947 - - - -- - -.
Miscellaneous .............................. 1948 116 15 4 19 - 4 19 1 7 1 1 6 - -i 3 12
1947 115 23 32 76 32 76 7 19 2 7 5 12 2 47 23 10 Total ....................... ........ 1948 1,197 64 10 165 1 3 16 6 1 5 - 36
1947 1,O90 80 64 392 - 6 39 13 6i 5 5 16 260 - 30 26

classified above .............. 1948 27 15 4 96 1 3 19 2 - 3 17
1947 22 19 26 76 26 7 2 19 2 11 2 - 22 13 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 194 56 - 56 5 56 4 56 1
194- 50 50 4 50 i Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1 1 2 - 1 26 1 261 -1 7 :
1947 25 - 25 251 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1948 1 176 - 1 176 1 176 1 175 1 - -
1947 2 215 - 2 215 2 215 2 21 5 - - Operating hand brakes ...........................................1948 100 100 100 100 - -
1947 1 113 -1 113 1 113 1 113 - -! Operating switches ......................................... 1948 1 97 -1 97 1 97 1 97 - - -
197 109 - 109 109 107 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1948 27 1 26 26 -
1947 17 - 17 17 I1 - - Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 1948 16 503 10 14 6 489 6 359 6 345 14 122
1947 6 535 2 12 4 523 1 394| 1 390 4 2 122 1 7 Accidents at highway grade crossing# ........................... 1948 11 397 3 5 112 32 1 2 1 2 - 111
1947 17 370 1 5 173 65 -- - 173 35 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1948 92 80 66 28 26 52 18 32 15 11 17 1 2 7 18
1947 78 74 53 17 25 57 14 361 3 1 11 20 2 11 19 Miscellaneous ............................................... 1948 31 742 20 18g 11 724 8 578 7 499 1 7 3 3 41
14 47 25 12_16_ 1 102118 F 1 7l 1947 25 829 12 16 1 3 11 650 8 565 3 8 1 99 5 1 59 Total ...................................................... 19 262 2,204 99 66 163 2,138 41 1,452 27 1,333 14 119 224 1 5 121 457
1947 290 2,337 68 50 222 2,287 33 1,609 19 1,489 14 120 3 221 7 186 45o TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 198 272 2,369 100 66 172 2,303 47 1,529 32 1,395 15 134 276 1 5 124 493

19 48 1947
Locomotive-miles ......... 124, 02,794 121,545,871
Motor train-miles ...... ,472 8 3,961,002
Total units .......... 12,97,202 125,506,873
Casualties per million units .............................. 1948 2.12 18.44 - 0 66 11.90 0.249 10.86 0.117 1.04
1947 2.82 21.74 -6 13.66 .255 12.35 1 5 1.31TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .......................................19 12 1,490 1 11 14 1o 124 20 1 ,2 1 9 138
18 81,560 1 554 1,3 35I O134 81 104 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1 9 38 2 2 : 101 76 7 8 27 81, 8 19 6 2 2 624

Increase Percent ................... ........................ 921.55 '10.03 48.53 30.36 *3776 10.56 *3.39 *9.76 *10.73 *7.41 8.714 -42.62 9.09 42.59 879

Man-hours (Class I roads). 266,875,356 262,966,288 1948 0 9 8 Casualties per million man-hours 2/................... 1947 - .2 11.07
Increase Percent ........................... ......** 3.96 *10.75 - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CRO3SING ACCIDENTS
1949 1947 -14 ------37_' Number of accident ...... 359 382
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1l98 119 416 4 5 115 411 1 4 1 31 -,- 11 07
1947 200 446 1 199 1 2 2 11 2 44 195 378 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: J89 Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 3T 393 4 For comparative purposes the 1947 figures have been restated to the 1948 reporting
Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 15 152 basis. The minimum of more than $150 damage to railway property, as the basis Miscellaneous ............................................. 186 1 3 for reporting train accidents was raised to more than 3250 for the year 1948.







... 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1948



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1948
(ICLU S RAILVAYS OF COLEA 1, II, AND III, AND SWZTOHIN AND T MINAL OOMPANIIS)




Total accidents Total persons Total Total Emloyees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accidentTotal es trespassers nontrespaesers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number eSUaties employees to persons Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed InjuredKille Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS I Collisions ................................ 1947 58091 56 1 - 23 1 7 75 7 69 6 14 92 - 2 31
1947 591 57148 a 87 2 63 6 24 51 - 10 Derailments ................................194. 1,495 62 15 72 1 14 372 8 91 8 66 25 23 - 6 48
1947 1,258 61 45 402 - 45 402 13 110 13 62 4 24 262 - 8 30 Locomotive-boiler accidents ............... 1948 4 2 1 4 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 -
1947 6 4 3 3 8 3 7 2 5 1 2 1 - Other locomotive accidents ................. 1948 114 1 1 - 1 1 1
1947 18o0 - Miscellaneous .............................. 1948 234 8 32 1 18 31 3 11 4 7 15 19
1947 239 51 99 1 51 98 8 26 3 13 5 13 2 49 41 23
Total ............................... 1948 2,42 156 57 607 1 1 56 606 19 181 16 142 39 14 327 - 23
1947 2,27 17o 107 657 1 107 656 32 230 2 143 12 7 363 - 9 63 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1949 54 19 49 1 1 18 8 - 4 - 39 38
1947 53 1 43 97 2 2 1 12 9 27
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1948 8 129 8 129 8 129 7 128 1 1 - -
1947 7 116 - 7 116 7 116 7 114 2 - - . Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1 1 63 - 1 63 1 63 51 1 12
197 58 - 58 58 4 10 - - .
Operating locomotives ............................................ 194 1 382 - 1 32 1 1 82 1 79 3 - .
1947 3 412 - 3' 412 3 412 3 401 11 - - .
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 194 1 198 - 1 198 1 198 1 194 4
1947 2 233 - 2 233 2 233 2 232 1 Operating witches .............................................. 198 1 223 - 1 23 1 223 1 220 3
1947 201 - 201 201 198 3 - . .
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1948 3 3 3 1 - -
19471 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 194 26 1,018 10 27 16 991 9 750 9 724 26 2 '223 - 5 18
1947 9 1,111 3 29 6 1,082 3 833 3 816 17 2 231 - 1 18 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1948 260 834 51 6 255 828 1 3 1 - - - 25 825
1947 336 820 9 6 327 814 1 7 1 5 2 - - 326 807 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1948 160 150 108 44 52 106 34 64 14 29 20 35 - 1 5 17 37
1947 159 150 1o1 40 58 110 30 71 9 36 21 35 - 1 2 27 37 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1948 68 1,516 421 33 26 1,483 20 1,199 16 1,0o35 4 164 2 185 7 4 92
1947 48 1,599 271 2 21 1,571 18 1, 249 13 1,057 5 192 1 95 8 2 119 Total ...................................................... 19 4 766 165 111 64 4,45 7 3,063 53 2,814 26 24 4o 1 12 280 972
I%7 56Z 46 ,4 2 4 3io 356 991

197 1 5, 3 140 lo4 531 5,299 96 3,456 58 3,095 3 361 29 789 1 5 1 194S 1947
Locomotive-miles ......... 256,047,730 256,678,746
Motor train-miles .... 9,218,179 8,9. 9,883
Total units ........ 265,265,909 265, 168,629
Casualties per million unite .............................. 1948 2.21 19.50 - 0.369 12.23 0.260 11.14 0.109 1.9 - -
1947 2.53 20.38 - 362 13.03 .219 11.67 .143 136 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 194s 26 3,176 4 16 22 3,160 21 2,649 59 21 2,590 - 1 195 316
1947 20 3,328 1 18 19 3,310 18 2,881 59 18 2,822 - 166 1 263 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1948 612 8,349 170 128 442 8,221 119 5,893 69 301 50 2,878 18 735 2 207 1,386
1947 691 8,731 141 122 550 8,609 11 6,337 58 3,15 56 3,183 29 789 1 1761,07 Increase Percent ..................... *11.43 *4.38 20.57 4.92 *19.64 *4.51 4.39 *7.01 18.97 4.41 107110.71 9.58 37-93 *6.84 100.00 17.61 *25.37 6.o04
1948 1947
Man-hours (Class I roads). 557,110,703 554,623,716 .o - - 1948 1 0.208 10.01
Casualties per million man-hours /. .................. 1947 - - - 93 o10.80 .
Increase Percent ........................................ .7.77 7.31 - .- --7..
HIGHWAY GBADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
S 1948 1947 I I I I I I
Number of accidents ...... 765 805
#Total caualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1948 279 88 6 7 273 876 1 10 6 4 2 86 1*7 379 918 9 7 370 911 3 33 3 194 2 5 1_ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 19 Decrease. Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 826 852 teminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 4 For comparative purposes the 1947 figures have been restated to the 1948 reporting
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structure basis. The minimum of more than 8150 damage to railway property, as the basis Miscellaneous ..........................................:: 7 308 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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