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PENNSYLVANIA STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION.
NATHANIEL EWING, Chairman.
Harrisbury, Penna., January 9th, 1911.
TO THE HONORABLE EDWIN S. STUART,
Corcrnor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Sir:--In submitting our report for the calendar year nineteen hundred and ten, we deem it unnecessary to enter into any detailed statement of the ordinary business of this Commission inasmuch as that has been done in our two previous reporis and the full details of that business will be found in the appendices. There are several unusual features of our work, however, to which some specific reference should be made.
PITTSBURG TROLLEY SITIATION: During the early months of this year, we completed the invesíigation, alluded to in our last report, into the street railway situation in the city of Pittsburg, and on the report of our expert, alter conference with both the Mayor of Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Railways Company, we made a recommendation covering substantially all the points in dispute over which we had jurisdiction 100 which admitted of compliance by the Railways Company without prior additional franchise grants from the city and neighboring municipalities.
In addition to the specifie recommendations made at that time, there were also a number of suggestions looking toward more harmonious and cordial relations between the city and the Railways Company, and having reference to some action on the part of the city.which seemed to be necessary in order to permit the Railways Company to put into effect other improvements which the city desires and which the Commission thought should be made. The Railways Company promptly accepted the recommendations of the Commission and expressed its determination to comply therewith as speedily as possible, and also to make application to the city authorities for the additional franchises it thought necessary in order to enable it to make the other improvements which had been suggested. In consequence of the action by the Railways Company pursuant to our recommendation, we have had numerous assurances that the situation there has been substantially improved and that such improvement would be still further enhanced when all the recommendations have been fully complied with. To do this a lapse of some time is necessary as all the recommendations were impossible of immediate Multillment.
LOCOMOTIVE BOILER INSPECTION: During the past year we have also completed the work of preparing regnlations for the inspection of locomotive boilers, and now have promulgated rules