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Summary of Accidents Investigated by the Federal Railroad Administration Calendar Year 1979

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RRS
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Reports, Incident Reports, Casualties
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] The 1979 Summary of Accidents Investigated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) includes 173 railroad accidents. This report provides the following essential information: the railroad(s) involved, the location and time of the accident, the method of operation and movements involved, the speed involved, the type of track, the number of casualties, the estimated cost of railroad damages, and the probable cause and any contributing factor(s).
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