Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs: Railroad, canal, navigation, telegraph and telephone companies. Part 4, Part 4 (Google eBook)

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1885 - Canals
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Page 160 - What freight and transportation companies run on your road, and on what terms, and on what conditions as to rates, use of track, machinery, repairs of cars, etc.? Do they use the cars of your company, or those furnished by themselves, and are their cars or their freights given any preference in speed or order of transportation, and if so, in what particular?
Page 160 - No discrimination in charges, or facilities for transportation, shall be made between transportation companies and individuals, or in favor of either, by abatement, drawback, or otherwise ; and no railroad or canal company, or any lessee, manager, or employe thereof, shall make any preferences in furnishing cars or motive power.
Page 87 - Whether the freight or cars of such transportation companies are given any preference in speed or order of transportation ; and, if so, in what particular?
Page 131 - Number of tons of freight carried one mile Number of tons of freight carried one mile in Pennsylvania, Gross amount of tonnage for the year, (2,000 Ibs.
Page 77 - From causes beyond their own control. Killed. Injured. From their own misconduct or carelessness. Killed, Injured.
Page 131 - Average rate of speed adopted by ordinary passenger trains, including stops, (miles per hour...
Page 83 - MILES RUN. Number of miles run by passenger trains ( *. . --- Number of miles run by freight trains j ' Number of passengers (all classes) carried in cars..
Page 67 - SAMUEL F. BAROER, New York. JOHN E. BURRILL, New York. DARIUS 0. MILLS, New York.
Page x - ... right to take private property for public uses. The State itself never exercises this sovereign power except in cases of public necessity. Why should it thus delegate it to any thirteen men to be exercised for mere private gain, frequently at the expense of vested rights and grave public interests ? When the State has undertaken the control of railroads by the creation of supervisory boards, and has determined to exact the highest standard of service at reasonable rates of freight and fare, it...
Page 83 - Average weight of passenger trains, including locomotive and tender, in working order, exclusive of passengers, 30.

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