Safety Data Frequently Asked Questions
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Information regarding highway-rail grade crossings, crossing accidents and accident prediction can be obtained on the FRA's Office of Safety Analysis Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory and Accidents page.
Our records date back to 1975.
However, some records relating to railroad accident reports can be obtained at the following addresses and phone numbers:
National Archives and Records Administration
Textual Reference Branch (NNR2)
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone (301) 837-3480 (main) or (301) 837-2052 (This is the phone number for David Pheiffer who deals with railroad records.)
Additionally, you could try,
National Railway Historical Society Library
100 North 17th Street, 12th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone (215) 557-6606 (they have copies of published railroad accident reports dating from 1901-1993.)
The National Transportation Safety Board
Public Inquires Branch
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20594
Phone (202) 382-6735 or 1 800 877-6799
The California State Railroad Museum
111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 323-8073
(they have copies of the published ICC railroad accident reports dating from approximately 1918-1960.) And finally, The Department of Transportation has a library with a collection of reports and records. They are located in SW Washington and can be reached on (202) 366-0746.
The Department of Transportation has a library with a collection of reports and records. They are located in SW Washington and can be reached on (202) 366-0746.
FRA Project Office
4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 205
Arlington, VA 22203