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ROAD AND BRANCHES BELONGING TO OTHER COMPANIES OPERATED BY THIS COM

PANY UNDER LEASE OR CONTRACT.

11.39

Name, description and length of each :

Central Iowa Railway, from Manly Junction to Northwood (main line)..
Minneapolis & St. Louis Rallway, from State line to Albert Lea (main

line)...
Iowa City & Western Railway, from Iowa City to What Cheer and Mon-

12.67

tezuma.

73.02

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from Holland to

Worthington
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from Dows to Madi-

181.81

son

41.07

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from Lake Park to

Watertown, Dakota.
Cedar Rapids & Clinton Railway, from Iowa City to Clinton....
Chicago, Decorah & Minnesota, near Postville to Decorah

Total length of above roads in Iowa.

164,12 81.60

23.30

588.68

12.57

Total length of above roads in other States :

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway, from State line to Albert Lea.........
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from State line to

Worthington, Minn.......
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from Iowa State

line to territorial line Dakota (Minn.)....

13.41

85.48

81.48

72.87

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railway, from territorial line

to Watertown, Dakota.
If any part of the road was first opened for operation during the past year,
state the date.....

None.
Total miles of road operated by this company
Total miles of road operated by this company in Iowa

990.86

836.33

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2,277 2,040

Number of persons regularly employed on all roads operated by this com

pany (average).
Same in Iowa (average).......
Amount paid employes, including officials, on all roads operated by this

Company....
Same in Iowa, on mileage basis.

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Wooden truss bridges over 100 feet in length....
Combination bridges over 100 feet in length...
Iron bridges over 100 feet in length...
Wooden trestle and pile....

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1,184

73,618

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642,127

Amount of timber used in renewals of wooden bridges during

the year (feet B. M.)....
Amount of trestle work replaced with earth during the year

(lineal feet)
Timber culverts replaced with stone.
Timber culverts replaced with sewer pipe...
Timber culverts replaced with timber....

1,063

2

35

3

BRIDGES BUILT WITHIN THE YEAR IN IOWA.

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Cedar River, 4 north of
Cedar Rapids

Combination - 2 spans,

197.5%2 feet each Iron and wood. From July, 1885, Platt Creek, near Vinton. Combination Howe

to June, 1886.. truss, 1 span

Iron and wood. March, 1866. ....

394.11 88

Total

480.11

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Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on your

road in Iowa...... Give the average number of years that wooden truss bridges last on your

road in Iowa......

8

ROAD-BED AND TRACK.

139

6

642 210,068

212

27.66

21.66

Number of track sections in Iowa.
Average length of sections, miles..........
Average number of men in each section gang.
Number of new ties laid in track during the year in Iowa....
Average number of new ties per mile of road .........
New rails laid in track during the year in Iowa-iron ....

None.
New rails laid in track during the year in Iowa-steel (tons, 26,085), miles...
Total track laid with new rails during the year in Iowa, miles....
What is the average number of years that iron rails last in your track on

main line in Iowa? From 3 to 4 years.
What is the average number of years that iron rails last in your track on

branches in Iowa? From 4 to 8 years. What is the average number of years that steel rails last in your track on

main line in Iowa? Steel laid in 1876 still good. What is the average number of years that ties last in your track in Iowa?,

White oak 6 years; soft wood 4 years.

CROSSINGS IN IOWA.

What railroad crosses your road at grade, and at what locality?

Minneapolis & St. Louis, at Livermore.
Central Iowa, at Morning Sun, Abbott and Belmond.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Columbus Junction and West Liberty.
Chicago & Northwestern, at Cedar Rapids and Goldfield.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Cedar Rapids, Nora Junction, Plymouth Junction,

Noel, Dixon, Webster, Donnan, Ossian, Emmetsburg, Garner, Sibley, and two miles

from Emmetsburg.
Illinois Central, at Cedar Falls, Independence and Iowa Falls.
Dubuque & Dakota, at Clarksville.
Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska, now the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City, at Cedar Falls

and Reinbeck.
What railroads cross your road, either over or under, and at what locality?

Chicago & Northwestern, Nassau, overhead, Iowa City Division.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Iowa City, underhead, Iowa City Division.

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Linn, underhead, main line division.
Number of highway crossings at grade........

915 Number of highway crossings at which there are flagmen

5 Number of highway crossings over railroad...

3 Number of highway crossings under railroad

7 Number of highway bridges 18 feet above track

3 Number of highway bridges less than 18 feet above track

None.

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FENCING IN IOWA.

636

1.00

203,571.20

43.06

None.

8.00

2.75

18.78

10.12

12.78

1.78

7.88

How many miles of your road in Iowa are fenced.
What is the average cost per rod ..
What is the total cost of same......
How many miles of new fencing have you built during the year (double

fence)
Give the number of miles needed on both sides of your track in each county

in Iowa (this year):
Benton county....
Worth county...
Linn county..
Buchanan county
Fayette county
Grundy county.
Hardin county.
Franklin county
Wright county..
Humboldt county..
Kossuth county.
Palo Alto county..
Emmet county.
Dickinson county.
Muscatine county...
Johnson county..
Washington county
Keokuk county..
Poweshiek county.
Osceola county
Lyon county..
Hancock county..
Mahask& county
Tama county..

12.61

16.36

3.72

23.77

8.25

23.68

1.21

2.84

1.08

11.66

2.6

22.67

7.19

None.
None.
None.

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ROLLING STOOK.

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Number of locomotives..
Number of passenger cars......
Number of baggage, mail and express cars...
Number of combination cars.......
Number of officers cars......
Number of box freight cars
Number of stock cars
Number of platform and coal cars
Number of other cars [way cars, 61; derrick and pile driver, 0)..

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Total number of cars...

4,061

4,061

70

64

22

24

Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons...
Average weight of locomotives and tenders, tons
Number of locomotives equipped with train brake....
Kind of brake. Westinghouse air brake.
Maximum weight of passenger cars, tons.
Average weight of passenger cars, tons....
Number of cars equipped with train brake.
Kind of brake. Westinghouse automatic brake.
Number of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform and buffer...
The amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road exclusive of cars,

by an engine of given weight. Weight of engine, 54 tons..

22

64

34

280

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Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile....
Average distance traveled by each passenger, miles (about)
Average amount received from each passenger..
Highest rate of fare per mile for any distance, cents....
Lowest rate of fare per mile for any distance, cents
Average rate of fare per mile for all passengers, cents..

342

1.5

2 387–1000

FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

Number of tons of through freight carried ..
Number of tons of local freight carried..

1,165,861

569,441

Total tons of freight carried

1,725,302

144,656,622 86,361,766

181,018,278

Total mileage of through freight (tons carried one mile).....,
Total mileage of local freight (tons carried one mile).

Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile..
Average rate per ton per mile received for through freight; average rate

per ton per mile recelved for local freight; average rate per ton per mile

received for all freight, conts..... Average cost per ton per mile to move freight, cents Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to stations in Iowa, to total

freight carried in Iowa.....

1 18-100

0.824

87 58-100

CAR MILEAGE.

Number of miles run by loaded freight cars east and south
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars west and north..
Number of miles run by empty freight cars east and south..
Number of miles run by empty freight cars west and north

9,476,083 10,655,376 3,428,183 2,649,734

Total freight car mileage

26,209,376

26 566-1000

Percentage of empty freight cars hauled east and south to all freight cars

hauled east and south......... Percentage of empty freight cars hauled west and north to all freight cars

hauled west and north

19 915-1000

SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOWA.

25

Rate of speed of passenger trains, including stops, miles (average).........
Rate of speed of freight trains, including stops, miles (average)...

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* NOTE.-Acting upon the remarks made on page 21 of your report ending June 30, 1885, we have added, in addition to the expense directly

charged to freight traffic, a corresponding proportion of the maintenance of way and all other expenditures, which items were left out in previous years.

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