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TABLE 20.— TRAIN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY EMPLOYEE ERROR AND OTHER FACTORS, 1961-66

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1 All causes other than equipment defects, roadway detects, and employee error.
Rate per million locomotive and motor train-miles.
Preliminary.

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Source of Basic Data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident

Bulletin, Nos. 130-134, and statement M-300 : Departmont of
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

TABLE 21.--RAILROAD COLLISIONS, 1961-67

Number of
collisions

Average collisions per month

Collision

rate 1

982

81.8
83.3
90.9

1.07 1.09 1.18

1961. 1962 1963. 1964:

First 4 months.

Last 8 months (arbitration award No. 282). 1965. 1966. 1967 (first 8 months).

999 1,091

359 870 1, 380 1,552 1,007

89.8 108.8 115,0 129.3 125.9

1.17 1. 39 1. 46

1.63

1.65

1 Collision accident rate per 1,000,000 locomotive and motor-train miles. 2 Became effective May 1, 1964.

Source of basic data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Statement M-400, Statement M-300, and Transport Statistics in the United States.

TABLE 22.--NUMBER OF TRAIN ACCIDENTS RESULTING FROM EMPLOYEE .ERROR, ALL.U.S. RAILROADS, 1961-66

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Total..

1, 225

1,249

1,435

1,571

1, 741

1, 999

1 Preliminary.

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Accident Bulletins. Nos. 130-134; Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

1 TABLE 23.-UNIT WAGE COST, MAINTENANCE OF WAY AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT EMPLOYEES, CLASS

I LINE-HAUL RAILROADS, 1961-67
MAINTENANCE OF WAY EMPLOYEES

Total wage
costs per
thousand
train-miles

Index
(1961 =100)

Total wage
costs per
thousand
car-miles

Index
(1961 = 100)

961. 1962 1963. 1964 1965. 1966 1967.

$947.39
958.71
947.10
956.05
982.98

998. 54
1,069.12

100.00
101.19

99.97
100.91
103.75
105, 40
112.85

$18.65
18.61
18.28
18. 31
18.50
18.56
19.33

100.00
99.78
98.02
98.18
99.19
99.52
103.65

MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT EMPLOYEES

1961. 1962. 1963. 1964 1965. 1966. 1967.

$1,584.94

1, 608.90 1,586, 20 1,579.31 1,618.20 1,634.12 1,732.40

100.00 101.51 100.08

99.65
102.10
103. 10
109.30

$31.21
31.23
30.62
30,24
30.46
30.37
31.32

100.00
100.06
98.11
96.89
97.60
97.31
100.35

Source of basic data : Interstate Commerce Commission, Transport Statistics in the United States, statement Q-210 and statement A-300.

TABLE 24.-CHARGEOUT PRICES OF RAILROAD MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES EXCLUDING FUEL, CLASS I LINE-HAUL

RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1961-67

Year

Material and supplies
Index

Index
(1957-59=100) (1961 =100)

1961. 1962. 1963. 1964. 1965. 1966. 1967 1

103.7 103.1 102.8 103.7 104.5 106.3 110.1

100.0 99.4 99.1 100.0 100.8 102.5 106.2

1 Preliminary.
Source: Association of American Railroads, Indexes of Railroad Material Prices and Wage Rates, Mar. 1, 1968.

TABLE 25.—NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AND CASUALTIES AT RAIL-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS, 1961-66

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1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission, Rail-Highway Grade

Ci ossing Accidents, for, the Year Ended December 31, 1965,
Table A, p.2, and statement M-400 and Statement M-300.

TABLE 26. --CAUSES OF RAIL-HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS, 19661

Cause

Number of
accidents

Total persons Killed Injured

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Pedestrian struck by locomotive or car..
Passenger automobile struck by locomotive or car.
Bus struck by locomotive or car..
Truck struck by locomotive or car.
Motorcycle struck by locomotive or car.,
Other vehicle, machine or animal struck by locomotive or car.
Pedestrian ran into, or drawn into locomotive or car..
Passenger automobile ran into side of locomotive or car..
Bus ran into side of locomotive or car..
Truck ran into side of locomotive or car..
Motorcycle ran into side of locomotive or car.
Other vehicle, machine, or animal ran into side of locomotive or car.....
Vehicle ran into roadway structure to avoid locomotive or car..
Accident caused by sudden brake application to avoid highway crossing

accident....
Pedestrian passing over, through, or under cars on crossing.
Highway crossing accidents due to other causes..

39

11 1,027

3 205 32 6

1,208

62 194 18 3

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Total..

4,097

1, 780

4,043

1 Preliminary.
Source: Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

TABLE 27.-TRAIN ACCIDENTS, 1965 AND 1966

1965

1966

Number of train accidents..
Locomotive and motor train-miles (thousands).
Accident rate..

5, 967
942, 732

6.33

6, 793 954, 821

7.11

Source of basic data: Interstate Commerce Commission, statements M-400, M-300, and Transport Statistics in the United States.

TABLE 28.-TRAIN ACCIDENTS, PRELIMINARY DATA, 1965, 1966, AND 1967

1965

1966

1967

Number of train accidents.
Locomotive and motor train-miles (thousands).
Accident rate.

5,792
942, 732

6.14

6, 733 954, 821

7.05

7,089 908, 446

7.80

Source of basic data: Interstate Commerce Commission Statements M-450, M-300, and Transport Statistics in the United States.

TABLE 29.-TOTAL CASUALTIES IN RAILROAD ACCIDENTS, ALL U.S. RAILROADS, 1961-66

NUMBER KILLED

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Source: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident Bulletin, Nos. 130-134, table No. 2; Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, form FRA F 6180-2.

TABLE 30.-TOTAL CASUALTIES IN RAILROAD ACCIDENTS, BY CLASS OF PERSON, ALL U.S. RAILROADS, 1961-66

PERSONS KILLED

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1 Casualties to this class of person occur primarily at highway grade crossings.

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident Bulletin, Nos. 130–134, table No. 101, and Statement M-400, De partment of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

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