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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...

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Title:
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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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-Apr. 1956.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1924.
Issuing Body:
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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Centers of Excellence at UF
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This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
Resource Identifier:
13959984 ( OCLC )
sn 86033762 ( LCCN )
ocm13959984
Classification:
HE1780 .Un3 ( lcc )

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M.400 Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISICS JANUARY956


MAY 11 1956
UNIV. I- FL L. SU1IMARY OF A ENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1956

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



.. DEPO1TORY Total accidents Tt sEmployees on duty U..- Tin acctes n Total persons Total Total te Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident o R uln In trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen eon trains on trano nontrespasers Tties employees on trains fontrespassers
number to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Klled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1956 199 13 4 25 - 4 25 4 4 2Z 2 Collisions...................................195 5 1 1 6- 4 3

Derailments ................................1956 445 13 32 17 - 32 17 1 19 1 18 1 29 147 2 7
1955 387 10 1 - 14 11 8 3 -
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 - - - - - -
1955 - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 30 - - - - -
1955 33 - - - - -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 102 22 16 18 1 15 18 3 3 2 - 1311 1956>
1955 97 19 17 10 - 17 10to 3 1 2 - - 1 4 Total 1 .............................. 1956 776 48 52 216 1 51 216 5 45 5 44 1 29 149 - 1
1955 659 41 17 84 - 17 84 1 28 1 24 4 46 - 16 1
#At highway grade crossings, S classified above .............. 1956 38 20 18 15 1 17 15 2 2 - 1 - 17
1955 34 19 16 10 - 16 10 1 4 1 4 - 1 - 15 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ......................, 1956 2 - 32 32 32 - - -
1955 1 43 - 1 43 1 43 1 43 - - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1956 19 - 19 19 16 3 -- -
1055 25 - 25 25 21 4 Operating locomotives ............................................. 1956 42 - 42 2 40 2 - -
1955 1 38 - 1 38 1 38 1 36 2 - Operating hand brakes ............................................... 1956 58 - 58 58 58 -
1955 52 - 52 52 51 1 Operating switches ..................................................1956 43 43 43 39 4 -
1955 45 - 45 45 40 5 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 14 1 1 13 1 13 1 12 1
1955 8 - 8 8 8 - -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................1956 2 312 1 6 306 224 219 5 1 78 - 4
1955 4 284 8 4 276 193 188 5 77 4 6 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 126 410 3 6 123 404 5 3 2 - 123 399
1955 13 394 1 7 137 387 2 2 - - 137 385

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................... ...1956 48 35 13 35 5 15 2 11 3 4 - 4 20
1955 37 31 12 1 25 5 1 2 8 3 6 - 2 11 Miscellaneous ...................................................... 1956 1 26 6 9 5 17 5 398 5 346 52 83 36
1955 157 7 319 6 266 1 53 1 9 6 1 35 Total .........................................................1956 184 1,504 45 35 139 1,469 11 849 8 776 3 73 1 161 127 459
1955 20E 1,391 12 1 35 16 1,356 14 1 739 10 663 4 76 1 174 2 6 149 437 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1956 236 1,720 46 35 19C 1,685 16 894 13 820 3 74 30 310 - 144 481
1955 225 1,475 42 35 183 1,440 15 767 11 687 4 80 1 220 2 6 165 447 1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 100,731,926 95,738,686
Motor train-miles ........ 3,161,086 3,064,507
Total units ............ 103,893,012 98,803,193
Casualties per million units ............................... 1956 2.2 16.56 0.15 8.61 0.13 7.89 0.03 0.71
1955 2.2 14.94 - 1 .15 7.77 .11 6.96 .04 .81 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ........................... ........ ...1956 4 832 1 9 3 823 3 643 13 3 630 86 94
1955 789 2 11 7 778 3 602 19 3 583 - 95 4 81 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 240 2,552 47 44 193 2,508 19 1,537 13 833 6 704 30 310 86 14 575
1955 234 2,264 44 46 190 2,218 18 1,369 11 706 7 663 1 220 2 101 169 528 Increase Percent .............................................. 2.56 12.72 6.82 *4.35 1.58 13.07 5.56 12.27 18.18 17.99 *14.29 6.18 73/ 40.91 *14.85 *14.79 8.90
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 192,443,273 183,10015 1956 - - - 0.10 7.52 - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ............ ..... 195 .10 7.06
Increase Percent ............... ................ - 652
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 403 405
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 144 425 4 6 14 419 7 5 2 140 411 1955 154 404 1 7 15 397 1 6 6 - 152 390 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................... 279 214 30.37 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 272 258 5.43 This approximates 2900 percent.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 90 77 16.88 This approximate 2900 percent. Miscellaneous ........................................ .. 110 22.73
Total .... ....................................... 77 17.75
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