The number of train accidents declined from 1,176 in 1949 to 1,156 and compared favourably with the 1946-1950 average of 1,250. The improvement would have been greater but for the increase in accidents at level crossings, although casualties there did not rise in proportion. Collisions and derailments for which signalmen were responsible were 34--small compared with the amount of traffic handled safely daily. A serious aspect of the report is in the position it reveals regarding shortage of permanent way staff and the loss of men from other departments, such as locomotive running or signal and telecommunications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, GRS
  • Publication Date: 1951-11-16

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  • Accession Number: 00037958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM