Annual Report

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Page 29 - Naval stores Iron, pig and bloom Iron and steel rails Other castings and machinery Bar and sheet metal Cement, brick and lime Agricultural implements Wagons, carriages, tools, etc. Wines, liquors and beers Household goods and furniture MERCHANDISE MISCELLANEOUS Other commodities not previously mentioned Total 352,439 53,910 44,598 380 193,016 162,454 121,957 185,582 129,167 9,969 5,434 62,629 8,8?
Page 24 - No. of Shares Authorized. Par Value of Shares. Total Par Value Authorized. Total Amount Issued and Outstanding.
Page 11 - While the gross earnings show an increase of only $11,315.16, or 0.16 of 1 percent, it is appropriate to state that this showing would have been much better had it not been for the heavy rains which prevailed continuously from November, 1902, to the last of April, 1903, etc. Again, on the same and following page, it is stated with respect to the increase in operating expenses that — adjusting...
Page 12 - ... per mile of main track operated, or an increase of $52.90, or 5.04 per cent, over the preceding year. (Equal to an increase of 29.74 per cent over 1901. ) TRAIN AND CAR LOADING. The following tables, showing the average load per train and per loaded car, reflect the improved operating results in the way of economical efficiency, these results being directly due to improvements in connection with the reduction and adjustment of grades, the replacing of light rail with heavier rail, and the acquirement...
Page 1 - Election reported that stock represented at this meeting, by sundry persons and proxies, aggregated 1,729,654 shares. The Secretary announced to the meeting that a copy of the Annual Report of the Board of Directors to the Stockholders, for the year ended December 31...
Page 12 - ... changing rail, etc., in progress, this added cost being a necessary and unavoidable expense incident to work of this character. The total expenditures under the general head of maintenance of way and structures for the fiscal year show an average cost of $1,103.12 per mile of main track operated, or an increase of $52.90, or 5.04 per cent, over the preceding year. (Equal to an increase of 29.74 per cent over 1901. ) TRAIN AND CAR LOADING. The following tables, showing the average load per train...
Page 12 - ... important factor in the revenue of the line, directly and indirectly. Any decrease in the yield adversely affects the general business of the country and is marked by a falling off in other classes of traffic, both freight and passenger. On page 14 of the same report it is stated: The increase of 11.66 per cent in operating expenses is accounted for, principally, by the liberal expenditures for maintenance of way and structures, and for maintenance of equipment during the current fiscal year.
Page 12 - ... supplies. The cost of operating trains was materially increased on account of the improvement work, such as adjusting grades, changing rail, etc., in progress, this added cost being a necessary and unavoidable expense incident to work of this character. The total expenditures under the general head of maintenance of way and structures...
Page 12 - ... freight cars of a greater capacity. Especial attention is called to the fact that the ratio of increase from year to year on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, where the work of grade adjustments has been in progress and is now almost completed, is much greater than on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas, where but little work of this character has as yet been done. Average load, in tons, per train (including company material}.
Page 5 - ... page 14 of the same report it is stated: The increase of 11.66 per cent in operating expenses is accounted for, principally, by the liberal expenditures for maintenance of way and structures, and for maintenance of equipment during the current fiscal year. On page 7 of the same report it is stated: During the current fiscal year the policy of permanent improvement of the roadway and track has been continued to a greater extent than ever before, and the equipment and facilities for handling your...

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