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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA *


3 1262 08850 8378 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1951




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1951

S(I0CF UD RALWAVS OF CLOSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TEMINAL COMPNARI8)



STotal accidents Total person Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total sultin trepasser nontrpasassere Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
-umber casualties .employees .DEPO TOY to per .os Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
. TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1951 Z47 24 6 31 6 31 6 31 6 28 3 - -
1950 169 9 1 24 - 1 24 1 16 1 14 2 7 - 1 Derailments ................................. 1951 621 14 2 24 - 2 24 17 17 - - - 2 7
1950 461 18 5 57 - 5 57 1 17 1 15 2 31 - 4 9 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1951 1 1 3 - 3 3 3 - - -
1950 1 - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1951 54 - - - - - - - - -
1950 46 1 1 - 1 - - - 1 -
Miscellaneous ................ ..............1951 101 21 7 24 1 7 23 5 1 4 4 7 14
1950 85 7 8 3 - 8 3 1 - 1 - - 7 3
Total 11 ............................... 1951 1,024 60 15 82 1 15 81 6 56 6 49 7 - 9
1950 762 35 14 85 14 85 3 33 2 29 1 4 39 - 11 13 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1951 29 22 9 23 9 23 4 4 - - - 9 19
1950 23 8 7 6 7 6 - - - - - 7 6

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1951 1 50 1 50 1 50 50 1 -
1950 2 31 2 31 2 31 2 31 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1951 1 34 | 1 34 1 34 31 1 3
1950 21 - 21 21 15 6 - --
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1951 2 109 -I 2 109 2 109 2 109 - -
1950 87 - 87 87 85 2 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1951 81 - 81 81 - - -
1950 46 46 6 6 - - -
Operating switches .............................................. 1951 84 - 84 84 82 2 -
1950 5555 55 55 53 2 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1951 2 16 2 16 2 16 1 15 1 1 --
1950 1 21 2 1 19 1 18 1 17 1 -1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1951 6 406 o10 5 396 4 320 4 315 5 73 1 3
1950 3 372 9 1 363 1 251 1 249 2 10 - 8 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1951 136 486 6 136 480 6 5 - 136 474
1950 127 362 4 123 358 2 1 1 - -1 123 355 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1951 47 57 3, 16 14 41 6 22 2 12 4 10 - 1 8 18
1950 61 34 4 13 19 21 11 11 2 6 9 5 - - 8 10 Miscellaneous ...................................................1951 14 680 E 16 6 664 6 553 5 473 1 80 51 3 57
1950 26 543 1 20 7 523 5 375 4 29 1 81 1 112 4 1 32 Total ...................................................... 1951 209 2,003 42 48 167 1,955 22 1,275 14 1.173 8 102 124 4 145 552
1950 220 1,572 67 48 153 1,524 20 897 10 797 10 100 1 216 5 132 406 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1951 224 2,085 42 49 182 2,036 28 1,331 20 1,222 8 109 128 4 154 573
1950 234 1.657 67 48 167 1,609 23 930 12 826 11 104 1 255 5 143 419 1951 1950
Locomotive-miles ......... 121,114,605 105,883,175
Motor train-miles ........ 3,133,498 4,028,090
Total units ............ 124,248,103 109,911,265
Casualties per million units .............................. 1951 1.80 16.78 - 0.225 10.71 0.161 9.84 0.0644 0.877 -
1950 2.13 15.08 - .209 8.46 .109 7.52 .1001 .946
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1951 11 1,052 5 8 6 1,044 4 853 19 4 834 - 62 2 129
1950 7 888 13 6 875 4 725 10 4 715 - 1 72 1 78 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1951 235 3,137 47 57 188 3,080 32 2,184 20 1,241 12 943 128 66 156 702
1950 241 2,545 6 61 173 2,484 27 1,655 12 836 15 819 1 255 1 77 144 497 Increase Percent ............................................ *2.49 23.26 *30.88 *6.56 8.67 23.99 18.52 31.96 66.67 48.44 *20.00 15.14 *49.80 *14.29 8.33 41.25
1951 1950
Man-hours (Class I roads). 245,316,647 214,321,218
1951
Casualties per million man-hours ...................... 1950 0.122 8,35
Increase Percent ....................................
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
0,826 14.86
1951 1950
Number of accidents ...... 467 362
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1951 145 509 6 145 50310 - 9 1 - 145 493
1950 134 368 4 4 130 36 2 1 1 - 1 130 361 DI Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1950 Percent Decrease. 2J Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... 108 2 50.20 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 353 260 35.77
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 163 110 8.18 Miscellaneous ............................................ -Total .................................................. 1,02 76 47.51 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1951 O 900195







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