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TABLE No. 17–Continued.
Southern Pacific Co. (Pac. Sys.). - 184,557 2.92 672,533 10.63
56,370 15.33 Los Angeles and Pacific Ry.Co.t S. F. & N. P. R. R. Co...
30,759 27.80 Visalia Railroad Co....
* Reported by Southern Pacific Company. + Not reported. | Bituminous rock—19,063 tong20 per cent.
TABLE No. 18.
Southern Pacific Company
* Reported by Southern Pacific Company.
The foregoing statement of equipment, No. 18, shows that there were operated by the several railroad companies during the year 1888, 803 locomotives, 1,039 passenger cars, 8,400 box cars, 6,786 platform and fruit cars, and 812 work cars. This shows an increase over 1887 of 187 locomotives, 249 passenger cars, 827 box cars, 1,873 platform and fruit cars, and 324 work cars. The railroads employ in their operation one locomotive to each 4.94 of a mile, one passenger car to each 3.81 of a mile, and 3.8 freight cars to each one mile of road operated.
The total number of employés reported by the railroad companies in California for 1888 was twenty thousand six hundred and thirty-two (20,632). In 1887 the number employed was 17,085-an increase in 1888 of 3,547, or 17 per cent.
An exhibit is made in Table No. 19 of wages received by the different classes of railroad employés in this State.
The total number of tons of fuel consumed in 1888 was 814,707, at a cost of $5,505,325 21, of which total cost the Southern Pacific Company expended $4,804,853 55.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company purchased coal and wood at the least cost, namely, coal, $1 81 per ton; wood, $1 per cord.
The North Pacific Coast paid most for coal, viz.: $12 55 per ton.
The Southern Pacific Company used 67.28 pounds of coal per mile, and the Atlantic and Pacific used 96.74 pounds per mile.