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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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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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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1950



k) SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1950
(INCIUS RAILVAXB Or CLASSES I, Ii, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TEMINAL COMPANIES)

" ,. Total accidents Total personsTotL Employees on duty

STotalKnd o accidentTotal perTotal Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident tal Toal trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number ltle Total Trainmen employees to persons Killed Injured I nInjuredKlleilled Injnured KiKilllled Inured jure Killed Injured Killedd Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured >I TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1950 121 14 30 179- 3 179 1 25 1 2- 1 29 152 - 2
1 172 12 2 16 2 16 2 13 2 12 1 - 3 Derailments ................................19 403 14 1 109 - 1 109 26 1 12 1 7 14

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1950 1 1 3 3 3 - -
1949 2 1 8 8 2 2 - 2 - 4 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1950 44 -
1949 39 Miscellaneous .............................. 19 79 10 6
UNIV. O FL LIB. 19 95 15 2 - 2 10 6 - 1 -Total ............................... 19 648 39 41 294 - 41 294 4 51 4 39 12 30 231 7 12
S1949 99 36 9 59 - 9 59 2 31 2 25 6 - 7 21 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 190 19 12 9 - 7 9
1949 17 9 15 - 6 15 - - - TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
U.S. DEPO TO.Y Coupling or uncoupling cars or loomotives ...................... 36 - 3 36 1 1
Op t i4 l4 o.-4 54 : 54 4 5 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 190 1 21 - 1 21 1 21 1 17 4
1 9 2 17 - 2 17 2 17 1 17 1 Operating looomotives ........................................... 1;0 82 - 2 2 7 4
1 9 1 99 - 1 99 1 99 1 96 3 - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1 64 - 64 64 64 -
1 2 73 - 2 73 2 73 2 73 - Operating switches ............................................. - - 57 2 - -

Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1 1 12 1 - 12 12 12 -
1 12 - 11 9 9 - - -2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 10 1 267 1 12 255 181 11 - 64
1 6 333 5 12 1 321 1 234- 1 231 3 80 - 7 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 11 3121 6 1 4 120 361 5 4 1 - - 120 356
S17 377 4 5 123 372 2 2 - - 123 370 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1 4 40 1 21 8 16 2 7 6 9 2 9
159 35 2 35 7 19 11 2 8 - 7 1 Mi............scllaneous.......................................... 1 1 2 29 1 2 1

Total .....................................................1 0 196 1, 5 52 51 144 -1,354- 12 814 4 738 8 6 126 2 09
1 222 1611 64 53 158 1,558 26 960 22 83 4 7 153 132 4 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1 0 237 1,699 2 51 185 1,648 16 86 8 777 88 31 3 2 5 136 21
9 231 1,670 4 53 167 1,617 28 99 24 90 4 83 30 5 139 461 19 50 19 49
Locomotive-mile .... 92 173,80 109,197,571
Motor train-miles ........ 2 ,76 ,297,086
Total units ............ 95,14 ,569 112, 494,657
Casualties per million units .............................. 10 249 1 5 - - 0.168 9. 0.0841 8.17 0.0841 0.2 -
1 205 1 .5 - -.249 8 ..2133 8.07 .0356 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 10 12 800 4 8 793 8 650 9 8 641 49 94
1 111,031 1 0 1,025 9 853 12 9 841 - 79 1 93 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................ 249 2,9 26 58g e 193 2, 24 1 515 3 76 16 97 31 3572 24 13 515
1 2 42 2,701 65 59 177 2,642 37 1,84 24 920 13 924 10 84 1 55 Increase Percent ....... .........7. ........ ....... 7 3.85 1.69 9.0o4 *7.61* 35.11. *17.84 '66.67 *14.57 23.08 '21.10 123.13 *35.71 *2.86 *7.o4
1950 19 49
Man-hours (Class I roads). 190,253,115 i 237 55,285
Casualties per million man-hour .....................- - - - .
Increase Percent .................................... - - - 14.96 3.19
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1950 19 49
Number of accidents ...... 326 317
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 39 1517 3 - 127 3 16
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1950 Percent 0 Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................... 1.217 f 30.62 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 2 28 8.71
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 87 113 23.01 Micellaneous ............................................... 120 29.82
Total .................................................. 8 *2183








P.g. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1950



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1950
(ILUOWMI RAILVATS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPAIIS)




Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting i trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number casualties employees to persons Killled Inured led Inured Killed InJujureded Killed InJnured Killed Ind Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1950 290 23 31 31 20 2 41 2 2 29 3
199 399 30 6 87 - 6 87 6 49 6 37 12 30 - 8 Derailments ................................1950 864 32 6 166 - 6 166 1 4 1 29 14 1 110 - 4 1
1949 1,069 5 6 120 - 6 120 5 48 3 20 2 2 62 - 1 10 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1950 2 1 3 - 3 3 3 - -
1949 2 1 - - 8 2 2 - 2 - 4
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1950 90 1 1 - 1 - - - 1 -
19 -. . ... . .
Miscellaneous .............................. 1950 164 17 15 9 - 15 1 1 - - 14 9
1949 189 2 11 4 - 11 44 11 7 4 12 - 11 21 Total ............................... 1950 1,410 74 55 379 - 5 379 7 84 6 68 1 16 30 270 - 18 25
1949 1,747 2 23 259 - 23 259 11 110 9 66 2 44 lO 6 - 12 1 4 #At highway grade crossings, 1
classified above .............. 190 42 20 14 14 15 - - - 14 1
19 39 19 11 2i - 11 24 4 - 11 20
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 190 67 6 67 66 1
1 9 9 9 5 9 6 9 6 -, . .. Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1950 1 42 - 1 42 1 42 1 32 -0 -
199 2 43 - 2 43 2 43 1 38 1 5 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 19 169 - 169 169 163 -6 - -
19 1 212 - 1 22 1 22 1 237 5 - - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1950 110 - 110 110 110 - - -
194 2 162 - 2 162 2 162 2 161 1 - - Operating switches ............................................. 1950 112 - 112 112 108 -4 - -
1949 142 - 142 142 133 9 - -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 1950 2 33 1 2 1 31 1 30 1 29 - - 1
1949 33 1 32 30 29 1 - - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 19 4 639 3 21 1 618 1 432 1 430 2 168 - 18
194 13 771 11 19 2 752 1 552 1 543 9 1 185 - 15 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1950 248 727 5 8 243 719 7 5 2 - 1 243 711
19 257 822 5 9 252 813 2 4 4 2 - - 250 809 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1950 120 74 82 32 3 42 19 27 4 13 15 14 - 2 17 15
1949 120 112 85 5 35 67 19 42 10 2 9 1 - - 1 25 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1950 38 1,004 28 36 10 968 7 715 4 579 3 136 2 174 -o
1949 59 1,191 36 31 23 1,160 1 906 17 769 1 137 2 150 7 Total ................................................. 10 416 2,977 119 99 297 2,878 32 1,711 1,535 18 176 2 342 2 10 261 815
1 458 3,614 137 105 321 3,509 49 2,219 36 2,034 13 185 3 335 7 269 948 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1950 471 3,356 119 99 32 3,257 39 1,795 20 1,603 19 192 32 612 2 10 279 840
1949 '1 3,873 137 105 3 3,768 0 2,329 45 2,100 15 229 3 441 7 281 991 1950 19 49
Locomotive-miles ......... 198,056,978 230,581,389 Motor train-miles ........ 7,o03,56 6,812,712
Total units ............ 205,060,34 237,394,lo01
Casualties per million unite .............................. 1950 2.30 16.37 0 .190 8. 7 09 .82 ,0927o 0.9 6 .
1949 2.03 16.31 9.81 .192 8.8 .062 .965 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 190 1 1 168 5 20 14 1,668 12 1,375 12 1,356 - 1 121 1 172
14 17 2,243 2 21 15 2,222 14 1,852 26 14 1,826 - 135 1 2 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1950 490 ,014 124 119 366 4,925 51 3,170 20 1,622 31 1,54 32 612 3 131 280 1,012
199 ,116 139 126 359 5,990 74 4,181 45 2,126 29 2,055 3 441 142 2 2 1,226 Increase Percent ............................................ *1.61 *17.53 10.79 *5.56 1.95 *17.78 *31.08 *24.18 *55.56 *23.71 6.90 *24.67 966.67 38.78 *7.75 0o.71 *17.46
1950 19149
Man-hours (Class I roads). 404,574,333 503,877,305 1 Casualties per million man-hours ................ - . ...
Increase Percent .................................... - 13.29 8 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19 50 19 49
Number of accidents ...... 688 720
#Total casualties at highway grade crossing ........ 262 742 55 8 25 74 8 5 2 -127 726

I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................. 3 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 522 02 13.29
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 197 240 *17.92 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1950 0- 850195
miscellaneous ........................................ ... RTG O CE50 50
Total .......................................,. :, .:




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