The state has considerably improved the engines and passenger carriages.
Apart from collisions and derailments, a large proportion of all accidents is found to be due primarily to want of care on the part of the victims. Accidents to workmen in marshalling, shunting, distributing and running trains, engines and cars, may be taken as the most important class, after train accidents, because this work is necessary and important and yet involves considerable hazard.
When getting on or off, or falling off engines, wagons, &c..
From falling off trains, engines, &c., in motion io.
When getting on or off engines, vans, &c., during the running of trains.