The author has compiled data on accidents involving railcars in America, as part of a larger study and forthcoming publication on the general use of railcars. The article first presents what the author believes are the important elements of safety for railcars. Following this, there is a review of various accidents, which are classified into several types. The accidents are analyzed and evaluated, within limits of the available information. Finally, the author presents some figures to estimate the probability of railcar accidents, to aid in a conclusion as to whether railcars were more or less safe than locomotive-driven trains.

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  • Authors:
    • Prosser, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00057499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM