ANALYSIS OF NINE YEARS OF RAILROAD ACCIDENT DATA 1966-1974

This report presents an analysis of Train Accident and Train Service Accident data for the years 1966 through 1974. The analysis was designed to identify the effects of such factors as inflation, reporting thresholds, changes in railroad traffic and bankrupt carriers on the trends of accident statistics. Accident cause categories were then ranked year by year based on an index which took account of both the frequency or number of accidents in each cause category and the severity of the accidents in that category.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Shulman, A E
    • Taylor, C E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. R-223 Res. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM