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STATISTICS OF RAILWAYS.

[Prepared for The Daily News Almanac and YearBook by Sluson Thompson of the Bureau of Railway News, Chicago.]

RAILWAYS OF THE UNITED STATES.
MILEAGE AND EQUIPMENT.

1906 1907

(official). (estimated).

Mileage (single track).. 222.340 227.000

Mileage (second track).. 17,936 19.200

Mileage (third track)... 1.766 2.100

Mileage (fourth track).. 1,280 1,600 Mileage (yard, track

and sidings) 73,761 77,000

Total all tracks 317.083 326,800

No. of locomotives 51,672 54,250

No. of passenger cars.. 42,262 43,750

No. of freight cars 1.916,650 2,032,000

Employes 1,521.355 1,625,000

Compens'n of employes. $927,801,653 $1,084,500,000

CAPITALIZATION.

Common stock $5,403,001,962 Insufficient

Preferred stock 1,400,768.131 data for

Funded debt 7.641,942,286 . estimate.

Equip, trust obligations. 224.719,099

Total 14.570.421,478

Owned by Ry. companies 2.898.480,829
Net capitalization 11,671,940.649

PUBLIC SERVICE.

Passengers carried 799,507.838 862,000,000

Pass'gers carried 1 mile 25,175,480,383 27,353.000,000

Tons freight carried 1,631.374.219 1,794.000,000

Tons freight car. 1 mlle.215,877,551,241 239,000,000,000 Revenue per passenger

mile (cents) 2.00 1.99

Rev. per ton mile (cts.) 0.75 0.755

EARNINGS AND EXPENSES.

Passenger revenue $510,032,583 , $544,350,000

Mail 47,371,453 .49,000,000

Express 61.010,930 56.000.000

Other pass'ger earnings. 11,314,237 11,500,000

Freight revenue 1.640,386.655 1,804,450,000

Other freight earnings.. 5,645,222 6,200,000 Other earnings from

operation 60,004,087 65,000,000

Gross earnings 2,325,765,167 2,536,500,000

Operating expenses 1,536.877.271 1,729.000,000

Operating ratio 66.08 68.16

Net. earn, from operat'n 788,887,896 807,500,000

Inc. from other sources 256.639,591

Interest, rents, taxes* Insufficient

and other charges 660.341.159 data for

Net income 385.186,328 estimate.

Dividends 272.851.567

Surplus from operations. 112.334.761

•Taxes 1906, $74,785,615; 1907 (estimated), $82,000,000.

RAILWAYS IN THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION.

MILEAGE (28 ROADS).

These roads operate approximately 29 per cent of

the single track railway mileage of the United States, classified as follows:

1906. 1907.

Single track mileage *64.147 *65,277

Second track mileage 8,002 8.595

Third track mileage 521 643

Fourth track mileage 275 384

Yard, track and sidings 23,842 24,996

Total all tracks t96,787 199,895

•Operated under trackage rights 2.716 2.867

tOperated under trackage rights 3,393 3,701

EQUIPMENT.

Number of locomotives 16.862

Tractive power (average pounds) 26,307

Weight, exclusive of tender (average tons)... 71

Weight on drivers (average tons) 58

Number of passenger cars 11,851

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Mileage worked 6,928 4,361

Passengers carried 8.082,613 5,809.311

Freight carried (tons) 14.160,589 10,117,555

Passenger earnings $22,419,918 $6,083,991

Freight earnings 52.845.504 18.443.695

Gross earnings 76,639,367 26,771,523

Operating expenses 47.161.986 19,587.377

Net earnings 29.477.380 7.184,150

Other income 5.469.870 2,673.427

Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 23.569.752 6.739.622

Dividends 11.363.722 2,992.086

Taxes 2.127.508 854.649

Pay of employes 27,892.707 10,120,764

Chicago & Chicago.MilwauNorthwestern. kee & St. Paul.

Mileage worked 7,622 7,411

Passengers carried 25.574.510 12.246.478

Freight carried (tons) 37.579.539 28,596.041

Passenger earnings $16,111,788 $12,102,196

Freight earnings 49.083.246 44.115.059

Gross earnings 68.878,931 60.548.554

Operating expenses 44.789.025 39.400.410

Net earnings 24 089.905 21.148.141

Other income 2.146.150 1.068.736

Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 10.495,491 '8.727,067

Dividends 7.910,177 8.417.349

Taxes 2.464,733 2.286.096

Pay of employes 27,648,633 26,596.874

Cleveland.

Central Cincinnati,

Railroad of Chicago

New Jersey. & St. Louis.

Mileage worked 667 1.893

Passengers carried 22,505.769 6,385,909

Freight carried (tons) 28.063.145 16.775.674

Passenger earnings $5,422,954 $6,935,229

Freight earnings 19.209.706 16,333.081

Gross earnings 25,554.014 25.677.868

Operating expenses 14,044.362 19,586,454

Net earnings 11,509,652 6,091.414

Other income 1.189.286 187.193

Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 10.428,121 4,096,547

Dividends 2.194.844 2.266,815

Taxes 1,362,061 831.631

Pay of employes 8,609,836 11.393,683

Baltimore
& Ohio.

4.017
17.468.320
58.448,265
$14,147,116
64.625.946
82.701.446
55.337.615
27.363.830
4.304.627
17,222.828
11.530,189
1.759.795
36.888.686
Chicago,
Burlington
& Quincy.

8.875 16.468.395 25.077.910 $18,478,176 56.018.683 81.705.307 58.184.494 23.520.812 443.262 10.822.143 7,758.737 2.814.057 31.565.642

Boston & Maine.

46.126,992

23,262.949

$13,584,164

24.843.606

41.125,256

30,968,397

10,156,859

703.359

8.755.271

1,973,332

1.674.835

18.610.626

Chicago,

Rock Island

& Pacific.

7.057

14.953.636

16.159.268

$15,105,174

36.531.944

55.538,487

38.566.096

16.972,391

1.885.292

10,254,891

4,125,326

1.588.369

23,101.962

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Great Northern. 5.335

5.275,266 18,221.125 $9,844,257 37.175.720 60.208,035 29.446.866 20.761.168

3.099.640 11.235,444 10.469.661

1.882.699 19,100,657

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Louisville Michigan Lake Shore & Missouri. Missouri N. Y. Cent.

& Nashville. Central. Mich. South'n. Kan. & Tex. Pacific. & Hud. Riv.

Mileage worked 4.342 1,745 1,520 3,072 3.492 3.5S8

Passengers carried 10.908.545 4,781,138 7,529,763 4.603,423 4,828,340 46,971,656

Freight carried (tons) 26,093,798 16,450.645 33.902,746 6,986,014 10,445,075 45.967.208

Passenger earnings $10,247,576 $6,193,572 $8,978,426 $6,278,608 $4,637,808 $28,617,394

Freight earnings 35.235,787 19,515,513 29,801,746 18.402.825 16,695,777 57,435,738

Gross earnings 48,263,945 27,490.426 43.658,736 26.183,958 23,116,366 95,523.196

Operating expenses 35.781,302 22.727,769 28.538.257 17.249,133 16.447,961 72.438.274

Net earnings 12,482,642 4,762,656 15,120.479 8,934,824 6.668.405 23,084.922

Other income 2.015.405 452.209 4.456.005 177.140 5.906.445 9,372.508

Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 8.047.525 4,114.565 12.430.071 5.429.654 5.544.098 22.779.650

Dividends 3.600.000 1.124,280 5,994,665 520,000 3.890,875 9,461.899

Taxes 1,138.832 987.240 1,348.639 426.316 807.951 4,061.933

Pay of employes 22,044,239 10,773,764 18,403,569 9,500.602 11.006,243 45,610.441

New York, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pittsburg,

New Haven Norfolk & Northern Railroad Company. Cin., Chicago

& Hartford. Western. Pacific. Company. (P.,Ft. W.&C.) & St. Louis.

Mileage worked 2,060 1,877 5,810 3,976 1,413 1,471

Passengers carried 75,333,816 4.250.905 6.953.424 63.577.985 12.593,035 11.221.26S

Freight carried (tons) 21.370.230 20.183,218 16.741.470 125.259.905 88,078,936 42.259,461

Pessenger earnings $22,263,434 $4,163,119 $16,330,874 $30,600,829 $6,944,914 $6,934,852

Freight earnings.... 27,687,484 26.000.945 47.668.243 118.316,971 39,155,541 26,549.727

Gross earnings 55,601,936 31.427,333 68.447.453 156,285,176 48.678,777 37.087.498

Operating expenses 37.850.081 19,787.728 37,601.938 109.096.752 33,845,996 26.800,584

Net earnings 17,751,854 11,639,604 30.845.515 47.188.423 14.832.780 10,286,914

Other Income 3,650,020 72,410 2,203,597 11.167,846 13.144,203 257.109

Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 11,714,604 6,251.312 9.575.183 36.111.431 21,007.786 7,398,584

Dividends 7.469.428 4.143,104 10,850.000 21.609.775 3.600,000 2.240.148

Taxes 2,956,593 996,000 2.398,719 1,947.491 1.487.704 1,201.754

Pay of employes 24,052,644 13,773,127 24,373,793 78,286.100 21,321,293 16,533,627

Philadelphia St. Louis & Southern Wabash Southern Union

& Reading. San Francisco. Ry. Co. Railroad. Pacific (1906). Pacific (1906).

Mileage worked 999 4,743 7,554 2.514 5,407 2.935

Passengers carried 29.970.328 7.042.325 12.842.914 5,250.493 28.805.805 2,653.645

Freight Carried (tons) 48.828.344 14.518.106 24,167,048 13,540.584 12.472,959 8.397.744

Passenger earnings $6,399,172 $8,776,421 $14,683,005 $6,891,288 $23,588,840 $6,815,564

Freight earnings 35.090,359 25,311.953 37.368.094 18,465,286 41.205,252 29,517.907

Cross earnings 42,676.278 • 37.217,706 56.646.976 27.565.029 69.068.814 39.795.870

Operating expenses 25.889,331 23,422,356 43.057,529 20.423.619 41,967,648 22,175.094

Net earnings 17.639,605 13,795.349 2,029.281 809.971 U.504.392 6.895.010

Other income 852.657 197,917 13.589.447 7.141.409 27,101,166 17.620.776

Fixed charges. deduct'ns» 11.595.179 9,872,603 13.864,741 7,489,716 29,732,621 5.265,968

Dividends 6,000.000 199,742 1,600,000 7,716,110 19,533.324

Taxes 360,000 516.195 536,334 883.550 64.635 1.026.520

Pay of employes 15.769,589 24.067,791 10.477.043 30.000.000 14,203,866

•Rentals and permanent improvements included under this Item.

Annual reports of the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific for 1907 not Issued at date of going to press.

RAILROAD SPEED IN AMERICA AND EUROPE.
[From the American Review of Reviews.]

THIRTY FASTEST TRAINS FROM NEW TORE.

Mill- Av.miles

Miles, utes.

Leave New York

or jemj cftj Arrive at

7:50 a.m. Albany .. 12:55 p.m. Albany ..

4:30 p.m. Albany ..

5:20 p.m. Albany ..

8:00 a.m. Boston .. 10:00 a.m. Boston ..

1:00 p.m. Boston ..

5:00 p.m. Boston ..

8:45 a.m. Buffalo .. 12:50 p.m. Buffalo ..

2:00 p.m. Buffalo 12

12:00 m. Springfield .. 10:14 a.m. Pittsburg ..

4:14 p.m. Pittsburg ..

3:30 p.m. Rochester ..

5:30 p.m. Rochester ..

8:17 a.m. Washington

9:45 a.m. Washington 10:17 a.m. Washington 11:16 a.m. Washington 12:17 p.m. Washington

1:14 p.m. Washington

3:44 p.m. Washington '5:26 p.m. Washington

6:14 p.m. Washington

8:12 a.m. Washington 12:12 p.m. Washington

2:12 p.m. Washington

4:12 p.m. Washington

7:12 p.m. Washington

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Total passengers.

In coupling accidents.
Overhead obstructions, etc.
Falling from cars. etc.

647

Employes—In train accidents 1,011

302

134

790

Other causes 2,116

Total employes 4.353 62,689 3,807

Grand total 5,000 76,286 4,225

DERAILMENTS AND COLLISIONS.

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1.291 16,236 13,455 977
$12,865,702 • {10,659,189
Collisions—
Operator failed to deliver meeting order.32
Engineman disregarded block signal 9

Derailments-
Defective or unfastened track at draw-
bridge 57

Unexplained 19

Misplaced switch 22

Unexplained 33

Explosion—Unexplained 16

36 149 116 19 39 ELECTRIC RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES.

[From the Street Railway Journal of September. 1907.]

States.

Co.'s. 1906. New Eng. statesMaine 19

New Hampshire..... 18

Vermont 10

Massachusetts 78

Rhode Island 13

Connecticut 20

Total 158

Eastern states—

New York 142

New Jersey 37

Pennsylvania 145

Delaware 6

District of Columbia 7

Maryland 12

Virginia 25

West Virginia 15

Total 389

Central states—

Michigan 41

Ohio 103

Indiana 52

Kentucky 12

Wisconsin .'. 21

Illinois 62

Minnesota 7

Iowa 29

Missouri 23

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Total 350 12,256 14,523 18.726 19

Southern statesNorth Carolina 11

South Carolina 8

Georgia, 13

Florida 12

Alabama 10

Mississippi 9

Tennessee 11

Louisiana 9

Arkansas 9

Total 92

Western states—

North Dakota 2

South Dakota 1

Nebraska 9

Nevada 1

Kansas 18

Indian Territory 2

Oklahoma 7

Texas 24

Colorado 13

Montana 6

New Mexico 2

Idaho 4

Utah 4

Washington 17

Oregon 11

California 60

Arizona 4

Total 175

United States 1,164

Insular possessions

of U. S.—Hawaii.

Porto Rico and

Philippines 10

Canada, including

Newfoundland 48

Cuba 3

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MATJRETANIA BREAKS THE RECORD,

> Capitals

1905.

J6.614.713

7.077,660

2,365,600 97.386,000 17,357.100 28,934,240

159,735,313

347,156,970
89.697.880
236.002.144
4.970,000
33,205,000
17.818,000
27,473,950
8,453,000

764,776,944

40,556,000 184,264,450 55,585,417 17,890,900 21.518,300 180.654.200 26,453.000 17,507,000 77,049,500

621.478.767

,577.100 848,000 229,894 666,000

256,700 527,700 543.500 856.500 212,900

97,718,294

350,000

50,000

10,592,500

100,000

3,615,000

600.000

1.500.000

15.966,305

19,312,000

2,455,613

350,000

588.400

10,160.000

25.850,400

9.035.000

100,003.500

337.100

200.855.818 1,844,565,136

3,391,500

42.935.636 18,750.000

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43,191.000 208,550.875 70.107,590 20,128,050 25.176.200 181,960.200 29.955.000 31.700,000 85.462,000

696.230.916

2,593,500

3,893.000 20,904,894 . 4.271.000 11,330,900

3,486,400 18,085.500 32.805.000

6.333,400

102,703,694

350,000

50.000

10,832,500

100.000

7,200,000

700.000

2.300.000

22,507.500

19.369,100

2,725.613

350.000

598.400

7,712,500

28,674.310

21,830,000

108.513,500

600.000

234,413,423 2,039.948,875

49,423.146 22,162,500

The Mauretanla, sister ship of the Lusltanla. established a new east-bound transatlantic record by making the trip in 4 days 22 hours and 29 minutes

The vessel left New York Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30. and arrived at Queenstown Tuesday afternoon. Dec. 5. The best day's run was 556 knots.

RECALL OF AMBASSADOR AOKI.

Viscount Aoki. Japanese ambassador to the United States, was recalled by his government and

Sir Kogoro Takahira appointed his successor Dec. 5. 1907.

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