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· BRIDGES BUILT WITHIN THE YEAR IN IOWA.
Total..... *Above replaces fron bridge moved to "Trout run," near Decorah. Give tbe average number of years the trestle and pile bridges
last on your road in Iow... Give the average number of years that wooden truss bridges
last on your road in Iowa.
Number of track sections in Iowa...
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? Froma 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 steel rails last
in your track on branches in Iowa? 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?
Central Iowa, at Morning Sun, Abbott and Belmond.
What railroads cross your road, either over or under and at what locality?
Chicago & Northwestern, at Nassua, overhead. Iowa City Division. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Iowa City, under Iowa City Division. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Linn, under main line, and Milwau
kee Division. Number of highway crossings at grade....
988 Number of highway crossings at which there are flagmen.
4 Number of bighway crossings over railroad.
3 Number of highway crossings under railroad.
7 Number of highway bridges 18 feet above track. Number of highway bridges less than 18 feet above track...
FENCING IN IOWA.
How many miles of your road in Iowa are fenced......
in each county in Iowa:
1.2 21.6 16.00 13.5
2.3 18.7 17.4 2.7 4.1 2.6 7.53 3.6 2.7 26.2 26.2
4.1 10.6 1.1 2.9 19.3
Number of locomotives
96 80 14 12
113 666 74
Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons.
sive of cars, by an engine of given weight. (Weight of
Average number of cars in passenger trains..
75 15 210
*Number of through passengers carried. Number of local passengers carried..
Total number of passengers carried.
Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile...
3.50 1.50 .2 45
Number of tons of through freight carried...
Total tons of freight carried.....
*Represents the number of passengers carried on through tickets Issued by agents to or from foreign stations, to and from Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern points; also tickets Issued to passengers to and from foreign points passing over the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway. Last year's reportlias only reference to this latter class of passengers, hence the difference.
Total mileage of through freight (tons carried one mile)...
Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile..
Average rate per ton per mile received for through freight..
in Iowa, to total íreight carried in Iowa.
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars south.
8,536,935 11,244,629 4,433,039 2,312,108
Total freight car mileage...
Percentage of empty freight cars hauled south to all freight
cars hauled south... Percentage of empty freight cars hauled north to all freight
cars hauled north..
SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOWA.
Rate of speed of passenger trains, including stops, miles...
from 23 to 28 : from 10 to 13,
TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED,
Total tons carried..
TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE
Total tons carried .
What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what
conditions as to rates, etc.; what kind of business is done by them, and do you take their freights at the depot, or at the office of such express company? Up to January 1, 1885, the American Express Company paid us $125.00 a day-business with this company since January, 1885, disconcontinued. From July 1, 1884, to January 1, 1885, the United States Express Company paid us $275.00 a month; from January 1st to June 30th, we received from this company $3,500.00 per month.
Do sleeping, parlor, or dining-cars run on your road, and if so, on what
terms do they run, by whom are they owned, and what charges are made in addition to regular passenger rates? The Pullman sleepers run on this road; we pay them 3 cents per mile; by Pullman Palace Car Company;
from $1.50 to $2.00. What is the total amount paid by your company to palace or sleeping-car
companies, to what companies, and the amount paid to each ?* Please state fully the arrangement by which these cars run on your road, the terms, and who receives the earnings. Paid to Pullman Palace Car Company, $13,689.21 ; 3 cents per mile paid to their treasurer.
UNITED STATES MAIL IN IOWA.
What is the compensation paid you by the United States Government for
the transportation of its mails on your road in Iowa, and on what termg
of servicē ? $54,469.16. The Government makes its own contract. What amount have you paid for receiving and delivering mail to and from
stations on your road in Iowa ? $499.15.