A RAILROAD HAZARD ANALYSIS

Why should Southern Railway be interested in hazard analysis? It goes beyond Laurel, Miss. Southern's revenue from traffic classed as hazardous by the current classification methods is about $40,000,000 per year. Some segments of this traffic are growing at a rate faster than the average of all commodities handled by Southern. There is a substantial stake in this area now and it could be even greater in the future. At the same time there is the extraordinary exposure faced with handling some of these commodities. It was logical to try to assess what this traffic is worth, including the exposure to extraordinary costs from accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Stanek, W M
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM