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TABLE 16.-TRAIN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY ROADWAY DEFECTS, 1961–66

Total Interlocking and block All other way and Year - signalsystem structure items Number Rate 1 Number Rate 1 Number Rate 1 587 0.64 1 0.001 586 0.64 647 .70 5 .005 642 70 702 76 3 .003 699 76 855 9 4 . 004 851 91 1,148 1.22 2 .002 1,146 1.22 1,428 1.50 ---------------------------- 1,428 1.50

1 Rate per million locomotive and motor train-miles.

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Source of Basic Data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident Bulletin, Nos. 130-134, and statement M-300; Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

TABLE 17.-NUMBER OF TRAIN ACCIDENTS RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN OR IMPROPER MAINTENANCE OF WAY AND STRUCTURE, ALL OF U.S. RAILROADS, 1961–66

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 19661

Roadway structures--------------------------------------- 1 1 ! ---------- 1 Ties and tie plates------------------------------ 27 22 23 39 70 107 Rails and joints--------------------------------- 327 353 348 404 556 661 Frogs and switches------------------------------ 95 123 145 188 260 270 Signal systems---------------------------------- 1 5 3 4 2 ---------Other way and structure items-------------------- 137 143 182 219 260 389.

Total------------------------------------ 587 647 702 855 1, 148 1,428

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

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TABLE 18.-TRAIN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DEFECTS IN EQUIPMENT, 1961-66

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source of Basic Data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident

Bulletin, Nos. 130-134, and Statement M-300. Department of
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

TABLE 19.-NUMBER OF TRAIN ACCIDENTS RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN OR FAILURES OF EQUIPMENT, ALL

U.S. RAILROADS, 1961-66

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

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.
9 Rate per million locomotive and motor train-miles.
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Source of Basic Data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Accident
Bulletin. Nos. 130-134, and Statement M-300: Dapartmont of
Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.

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i 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 EMPLOYEEERROR, ALL U.S. RAILROADS, 1961-66

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1 1966

Train orders - -- 9 14 16 11 19 20 Cab signals. ---------------------------------------- 1 1 ! ---------- 3 • Automatic train control---------------------------------------------- * -----------------------------Fixed signals-- 43 35 35 45 44 37 Hand signals---------------- -- 73 59 81 65 93 88 Train flagging----------------- - 11 17 8 6 7 5 Airbrakes------------------- - 39 36 27 43 36 41 Handbrakes------------------ 199 237 275 321 367 423 Switches-------------------- 257 286 285 366 426 521 Other causes----------------------------------- 594 564 704 713 749 861 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. - TABLE23.-UNIT WAGE COST, MAINTENANCE OF WAY AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT EMPLOYEES, CLASS | LINE-HAUL RAILROADS, 1961-67

MAINTENANCE OF WAY EMPLOYEES

- Total wage Total wage - costs per Index costs per Index thousand (1961=100) thousand (1961 =100) *. train-miles car-miles 100.00 $18.65 100.00 101.19 18.61 99. 99.97 18.28 98.02 100.91 18.31 98.18 103.75 18.50 99.19 105. 40 18.56 99.52 112.85 19.33 103.65

100.00 $31.21 100.00 101.51 31.23 100.06 100.08 30.62 98.11

99.65 30.24 96.89 102.10 30.46 97.60 103.10 30.37 97.31 109.30 31. 32 100.35

Source of basic data: Interstate Commerce Commission, Transport Statistics in the United states, statement 0–210 and statement A-300. - - - -

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TABLE 24.—CHARGEOUT PRICES OF RAILROAD MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES EXCLUDING FUEL, CLASS I LINE-HAUL RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1961-67

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

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

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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.

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