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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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-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 8873 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1954




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY. 1954

(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)




V. O FL LMB. Total aooidento Employees on duty
u iFn. I Ta a n Total persons Total Totalher Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Rsuting n trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen on trains on trains nontresparsers D Tota1casualties employees on number casualties
to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS 1954
Collisions ................................. 1954 172 11 26 26 18 15 3 7 - 1
1953 195 14 1 66 1 66 1 22 1 21 1 41
U.S. DEPOd4TORY Derailments ................................ 1954 384 10 3 12 3 12 2 7 2 6 1 2 1 3
1 O 1953 475 15 5 65 5 65 3 20 3 12 -8 30 - 2 15

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954 - - - - -
1953 - - --
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1954 47
1953 42 - -
Miscellaneous ............................... 1954 114 29 25 24 - 25 24 1 1 1 1 - 24 .23
1953 93 24 15 22 15 22 2 8 4 2 4 1 13 13
Total ................................. 1954 717 50 28 62 - 28 62 3 26 3 22 4 9 25 27
1953 805 53 21 153 21 153 6 50 4 37 2 13 72 - 15 31 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1954 42 27 23 20 - 23 20 I 1 23 19
1953 39 20 15 13 15 13 1 - 15 12 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 1 33 - 1 33 1 33 1 32 1-
1953 1 42 - 1 42 1 42 1 41 1
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 1 18 - 1 18 1 18 14 1 4 -
1953 26 - 26 26 25 1
Operating locomotives ...........................................1954 1 49 - 1 49 1 49 1 48 1
1953 45 45 45 44 1 -
Operating hand brakes ........ ........ ..................... 1954 62 - 62 62 62
1953 71 - 71 71 70 1
Operating switches ............................................... 1954 41 - 41 41 41
1953 47 - 47 47 46 1
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1954 10 - 9 9 9
1953 1 9 1 1 8 1 8 1 7 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................ 1954 4 288 2 12 2 276 1 192 180 1 12 1 78 - 6
1953 5 348 1 11 4 337 2 249 2 243 6 1 84 - 1 4
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 109 406 2 5 107 401 - 1 2 2 - 107 396
1953 121 387 1 4 120 383 4 3 1 - - 120 379
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 33 39 27 11 6 28 1 17 10 1 7 - 1 5 10
1953 42 55 30 11 12 44 6 14 2 10 4 4 - -6 30
Miscellaneous ...................................................... 1954 20 500 6 6 1L 494 10 387 6 321 4 66 63 2 7 2 37
1953 37 570 21 23 16 547 13 440 11 374 2 66 78 1 2 2 27
Total ....................................................... 1954 169 1,446 37 35 132 1,411 15 811 8 718 7 93 1 143 2 8 114 449
1953 207 1,600 53 5C 154 1,550 23 946 17 863 6 83 1 162 1 2 129 440 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SErVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1954 197 1,508 37 35 160 1,473 18 837 11 740 7 97 1 152 2 8 139 476
1953 228 1,753 53 5C 175 1,703 29 996 21 900 8 96 1 234 1 2 144 471 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 97,680,660 107,273,749
Motor train-miles ....... 2,992,719 3,112,355
Total units ............ 100,673,379 110,386,104
Casualties per million units .............................. 1954 1.96 14.98 0.18 8.31 0.11 7.35 0.07 0.96
1953 2.07 15.86 .26 9.00 .19 8.14 .07 .87 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................... 1954 5 791 11 4 782 4 597 14 4 583 75- 110
1953 5 887 1 12 4 875 3 693 8 3 685 82 1 100 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1954 202 2,299 38 4L. 164 2,255 22 1,434 11 754 11 680 1 152 2 83 139 586
1953 233 2,640 54 62 179 2,578 32 1,689 21 908 11 781 1 234 1 84 145 571 Increase Percent .......................................... 13.30 *12.92 *29.63 -29.0; *8.38 *12.53 "31.25 15.10 *47.62 *16.96 *12.93 '35.04 100.00 -1.19 -4.14 2.63
1954 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 196,036,551 218,795,739 1954 - 0.09 6.84 - Casualties per million man-hours 2J ...................... 1953 .15 7.15
Increase Percent ................ ................. 40.00 .3 - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 386 392
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 132 426 2 5 10 21 4 - 2 2 - 130 415
1953 136 400 1 135 396 5 4 135 391 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1954 1953 Percent Decrease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, inclulng switching and Negligence of employees ................................ 251 293 14.- 3 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 252 254 .79
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 73 116 *37.07 Miscellaneous ................................................. 141 142 .70
Total ............................................ 717 ii5 *10.93 I. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1954 O 270321 10







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