Statistics of Railways in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892 - Railroads
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Page 58 - Bonds which are a lien on a carrier's revenue alone, or bonds which, while being a lien on its property and franchises, can claim payment of interest only in case interest is earned.
Page 71 - ... and the number of tons of freight carried one mile per mile of line was 502,705, being an increase of 15,460.
Page 70 - ... 42. The number of tons of freight carried by the railways of the United States during the year covered by this report was 675,608,323; the number of tons carried 1 mile was 81,073,784,121.
Page 12 - As marked a diversity of conditions discloses itself if the number of miles of line per 100 square miles of territory be considered.
Page 70 - June 30, 1891, was 531,183,998; the number of passenger miles was 12,844,243,881. This shows, according to the common methods of computation, an average journey of 24.18 miles. There is, however, in this computation a slight inaccuracy, inasmuch as it is impossible to avoid the error arising from counting all through passengers as many times as they may travel on independent lines.
Page 34 - These 80 companies control 69.48 per cent of the total mileage of the country, receive 82.09 per cent of the amount paid by the public for railway service, and perform 83.76 per cent of the total passenger service and 82.66 per cent of the total freight service of the country.
Page 72 - Passenger Traffic: Number of passengers carried earning revenue .... Number of passengers carried one mile ..... Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road . Average distance carried...
Page 66 - Group I Group II Group III Group IV Group V Group VI Group VII Group VIII...
Page 69 - VI. — This group embraces the States of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, the northern peninsula of the State of Michigan, and that portion of the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Missouri lying east of the Missouri River. Group VII.
Page 14 - Continued. lOn basis of 2.970,000 square miles, which covers "land surface" only, and excludes Alaska. • On basis of...

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