Statistics of Railways in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1893 - Railroads
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Page 11 - The above summary continues a computation which was begun in the previous report, showing the number of miles of line per 100 square miles of territory and the number of miles of line per 10,000 inhabitants, for each State, Territory, or District of the United States.
Page 88 - ... prescribe (if in the opinion of the Commission it is practicable to prescribe such uniformity and methods of keeping accounts) a period of time within which all common carriers subject to the provisions of this act shall have, as near as may be, a uniform system of accounts, and the manner in which such accounts shall be kept.
Page 70 - ... having been killed and 10,319 injured while rendering this service. Of the total number killed in coupling and uncoupling cars 253, and of the total number injured 7,766, were trainmen. The accidents classed as
Page 86 - April 24, 1785, the trustees passed a resolution to the effect that "it is the sense of the corporation that the Free School in Williamstown be open and free for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of that town and of the free citizens of the American States indiscriminately.
Page 69 - An assignment of casualties to the opportunity offered for accidents shows 1 employe' to have been killed for every 322 employes, and 1 employe' to have been injured for each 29 men in the employ of the railways. A similar comparison shows 1 passenger killed for each 1,491,910 passengers carried or for each 35,542,282 passenger miles, and 1 passenger injured for each 173,833 passengers carried or each 4,140,966 passenger miles. The largest number of casualties to employe's resulted from coupling...
Page 35 - Commission, many serious food and feed shortages, principally in the territory east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio rivers, were relieved and suffering was avoided.
Page 52 - ... because the former is excused for the time being from the necessity of meeting fixed charges. This is of course true, but there are certain solvent roads which are as strong as their insolvent competitors, their strength lying in the fact that their income from investments equals or exceeds their fixed charges. By referring to the above condensed income account, one may observe how far this is true of the railways of the United States considered as a system. The income from investments for the...
Page 86 - ... Commission's computed profit per ton-mile was 0.339 cent, or 36.3 per cent, while the profit per passenger-mile was 0.217 cent, or 10 per cent. In his report for 1892, the Commission's statistician, Professor Henry C. Adams, announced that further attempts at cost separation would be abandoned. He said : " It has been found that not more than half of the items of operating expenses can by any means be assigned to passenger and to freight service.
Page 86 - This fact, taken in connection with the fact that the average cost per ton per mile and per passenger per mile, which was obtained upon the basis of the computation in question, was rarely used by commissioners in judging of fair rates, induced the railway commissioners to abandon this classification.
Page 48 - Passenger-train mileage for the year wae 317,538,883, and the average number of passengers in a train for each mile run was 42. The number of tons of freight carried by the railways...

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