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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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Monthly
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English
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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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3 1262 08850 8311 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1m8



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1948
(INCLUDES RAILVAYB OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other UNIV. Kind of accident Tota esultn sons trespassers nontrespassere Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number casualties employees
0 to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .................................1948 230 16 62 - 62 24 20 4 32 - 6
19 47 297 30 5 44 - 5 44 5 35 5 33 2 4 5
U.S. DEPO TO Y Derailments .................................. 91496 1 - 31 1 1 11 - 5
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1949 2 2 3 2 - 3 2 3 2 3 2 - -
1947 4 3 3 5 - 3 5 3 5 3 5 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1948 47 - -
1947 62 -. Miscellaneous .............................. 1948 106 11 6 15 1 1 1 2 - 2
19 108 18 14 15 2 1 13 - 4 1 Total / ............................... 1948 881 42 9 1 1 8 3 4 3 3 7 44 - 5 22
1947 1,071 65 2 82 6 26 7 9 6 9 2 11 17 19 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1948 25 9 6 12 1 1 5 11 - - - - 5 11
1947 28 2 18 23 6 18 17 1 1 1 1 - - 17 12
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 194 52 52 52 51 1 -
1947 3 o0 - 3 60 3 60 2 57 1 3 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1948 1 28 - 1 28 1 28 26 1 2 -
1947 1 23 - 1 23 1 23 23 1 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 194S8 1 i 111 111 -110 1
1947 2 174 - 2 174 2 174 2 174 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1918 96 - 96 96 96
1947 98 - 98 98 98 - ... Operating switches ..............................................19 39 - 39 39 38 1 -
197 1 57 - 1 57 1 57 1 53 4 - - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1948 1 21 - 1 21 1 20 1 19 1 - - 1
1947 2 26 2 26 2 25 2 25 - 1 Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 198 6 422 3 18 3 40 303 301 2 2 91 - 1 10
197 10 517 5 18 5 499 3 355 3 349 6 1 136 - 1 8 Accidents at highway grade orossings# ........................... 1998 137 413 3 8 134 o5 2 4 1 3 1 1 - - 132 4ol1
1947 160 521 3 4 157 517 1 5 z 1 1 - - 156 512 Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 19 81 57 50 26 31 31 9 17 3 10 6 - 1 2 21 12
1947 78 72 59 32 19 40 19 4 13 2 6 - 3 13 18 Miscellaneous ................................................... 194 588 20 11 11 577 51 452 5 389 63 1 64 3 5 58
1947 3 725 25 15 18 710 11 571 7 43 78 77 1 5 6 57 Total ...................................................... 1 257 1,827 76 63 181 1,~61 18 1,122 10 1,03 9 79 3 15 1 5 159 2
19471 300 2,273 92 69 208 2 13 1,387 21 1,289 9 98 1 21 1 8 176 595 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 198 266 1,937 77 64 189 1,873 21 1,165 13 1,079 8 86 3 199 1 5 164 504
197 326 2,355 92 75 234 2,280 39 1, 43 30 1,333 9 100 1 225 1 8 193 614 191 1947
Locomotive-miles ...... 124,001,188 130,177,004
Motor train-miles ........ 3,7,23 4589,356
Total units ............ 127,88, 1 134, 66,30
Casualties per million units ..............................191 2.08 15.15 - .16 9.11 .102 8.. 0.0626 0.672 - -
197 2.42 17.7 -- .289 10.63 .223 9.89 .668 .742 --
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 194 14 1,367 1 13 13 1,357 10 1,175 13 10 1,162 - 72 3 107
1947 10 1,478 2 8 8 7 10 71,283 20 7 1,263 - 75 1 112 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 198 280 3,3041 78 77 202 3,227 1 2,340 13 18 092 1,2 3 199 1 77 16 611
1947 336 3,833 94 83 242 3,750 2,716 30 1,353 16 1,363 1 225 1 83 19 726 Increase Percent ............................................ ... f 7 *13.80 17.o 2 *7*23 16*53 13.95 *3 2.61 13.8_ *56.67 *19.29 12.50 8.7 200.00OO i.56 7.231 13.92 *15.Man-hours (Class I roads). 276,642,505 276,619,333
Casualties per million man-hours 2 ....................... 1947
Increase Percent .................................... 29._5 el.6HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
191%8 1 1947
Number of accidents ...... 390 468
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194 13 2 9 179 416 2 4 1 3 1 - 173 4152

1. Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... 3 4 terminal companies.
Defect in or falures of equipment ....................... 52 7 For comparative purposes the 1947 t1ieres have been restated to the 1948 reporting
Diselct in or mproper maintenance of w.................. ay and structures .... 12 177 basis. The minimum of more than 1150 damage to railway property, as the basis
for reporting train accidents was raised to more than 9250 for the year 1948.







Pe 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATSTCS NOVEMBER 1948



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1948
(IC QwDS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Total persons trepaser nontrespasser Total Tranmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
nu r casualties e employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Kill Injured Killed InJuredlKilled Injured Killed InJured Killed InJured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................ 1948 2,852 303212 7 7 3 4 710 36 6 3 4 266 2 14 4 70
1947 39275 303 53 1 2 946 51 3 3 396 8 7 40 1 79 Derailments ............................... 1948 6253 20 53 926 4 49 926 280 29 205 1 5 533 1 14 112
1947 6401 232 93 1,129 3 15 90 1,114 346 39 202 1 26 636 1 24 131 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1948 15 10 14 10 - 14 10 14 9 13 9 1 - 1 -
1947 23 14 11 211 - 11! 21 11 20 9 18 2 2 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1948 556 7 7 - 7 - 6 1 -1
1947 728 5 6 - 6 6 5 1 - Miscellaneous 1948 1,263 125 78 167 3 2 75 165 13 49 2 8 11 41 30 - 62 86 1947 1,189 203 160 256 2 4 158 252 18 71 6 25 12 46 7 81 - 133 100oo Total ............ ............ 194 10,939 557 202 1,824 10i 6 192 1,818 93 648 78 15 15 19 901 1 o 268
1947 11,616 757 317 2,358 6 19 311 2,339 120 9061 97 636 23 270 33 1,122 1 158 310 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1948 252 128 78 190 2 2 76 188 3 26 3 21 5 2 9 71 123
1947 236 189 1511 238 1 8 150 230 11 40 10 27 13 2 0 137 130
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1948 2 64 - 28 647 28 647 27 640 1 7 - -
19471 17 66 - 17 666 17 666 15 652 2 14 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1948! 6 293 i 6 2 6 2931 1 259 5 34
1947 10 316 - 10 311 10 316 1 271 9 45 Operating locomotives .................................. .. 198 5 1,715 5 1,715 1,7515 5 1,690 25 - -
1947 2012 2,012 2012 1,975 37 - - Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1948 11 1,031 - 11 031 11 1 031 10 1,020 1 11 - -
1947 7 1,304 7 1,3 7 1,30 7 1,297 7 - Operating switches .................................1948 1 653 1 653 1 6531 1 633 20 - -
1947 1 729 - 1 7291 1 729 1 709 20 - - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1948 18 271 2 I 16 266 15 263 15 258 59 ^ - - 3
1947 18 258 4. 14 251 13 247 12 2 5 1 2 1 4 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1948 93 5,o94 56 197 37 4,897 21 3,477 21 3,396 81 13 1,310 3 110
1947 103 5,774 53 23 50 5,54 28 4,049 27 3,947 1 102 13 1,36 - 9 123 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1948 140 3,509 32 47 1,308 3,462 6 33 3 28 3 5 1 5 1,41402 3,423
1947 1457 3,512 38 37 1,419 3,475 5 47 1 40 4 7 7 1 1,414 3,42 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ....................... 1948 1,080 827 823i 356 257 471 122 253 46 156 76 97 4 12 131 206
1947 1,172 877 864: 388 308 489 137 264 49 148 88 - 5 11 166 214 Miscellaneous ........................................ .. ....19481 44 7,553 316 279 127 7,274 88 5,5611 69 4,729 19 82 1, 97 1 52 30 564
1 499 8,615 317 265 182 8,350 143 6,365 103 5,320 105 13 1,228 3 59 23 698 Total ......................................................1948 3,025 21,593 1,229 884 1,796 20,709 303 13,926 198 12,80 105 1,117 22 2,4o08 69 1,466 4,306
1947 3,292 24,63 1,276 931 2,016 23,132 369 15,999 22 1604 14 95 27 2,607 8 71 612 44 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1948 3,227 23,417 1,239 890 1,988 22,527 96 14,574 276 13,303 120 1,271 41 3,309 5 70 1,546 4,574
197 3,609 26,421 1,282 950 2,327 25,71 489 16,905 321 15,240 168 1,665 60 3,729 8 72 1,77 k765 1948 1947
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,394,640,453 1,434,779,941 Motor train-miles ........ 44,119,298 52,497,083
Total units ............ 1,438,759,751 1,487,277,024
Casualties per million units ...... ....... ...... ....1948 2.24 16.28 0.275 10.13 0.192 9.25 0.0834 0.883 - -
1947 2.43 17.76 - .329 11.37 .216 10.25 .1130 1.119 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1948 174 16,031 31 157 143 15,874 114 13,785 1 191 113 13,594 - 3 849 26 1,240
1947 200 17,979 29 157 171 17,822 145 15,794 243 145 15,551 - 1 782 25 1.246 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1948 3,401 39,448 1,270 1,047 2,131 3 01 8,4 10 28,359 277 13,494 233 14,865 41 3,309 8 919 1,572 5,814
1947 3809 44,4oo 1,311 1107 2,498 43,293 34 32,699 321 15,483 313 17,216 60 3,729 9 854 1,795 6011 Increase Percent ................... ......................... 10.71 11.15 3.13 5.42 *14.69 *11.30 *19.56 *13.27 *13.71 '12.85 *25.56 '13.66 '31.67 *11.26 *11.11 7.61 *12.42 *3.2
1948 1947
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,093,037,439 3,149,796,247 1948 - 1 .
Casualties per million man-hours ...................... 1947 - 0 .77 -
Increase Percent .................................... I 12.15 11.77
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19148 1947- F Number of accidents ...... 3,438 3,539
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194 1,418 3,699 34 49 1,34 3650 59 49 3 40 5 1,373 3,546 1947 1,608 3,750 39 45 1,569 3,70 161 7 11 67 5 20 2 1_ 16
1J Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1948 1 Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................... 4 9O terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................*3,60 3 625 For comparative purposes the 1947 fIgures have been restated to the 1948 reporting
Deecta n or improper maintenance o way and structures *1,462 1519 basis. The minimum of more than $150 damage to railaya property as the b sis
Miscellaneous .............................................1,663 1,642 for reporting train accidents was raised to more than 2 for tne year 19 8.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1949 O 800195




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