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Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons
Average Weight of locomotive and tenders, tons........ .........
Number of locomotive equipped with train brake
Kind of brake. , Westinghouse automatic.
Maximum weight of passenger cars, tons
Average Weight of passenger cars, tons...........................
Number of cars equipped with train brake
Kind of brake. Westinghouse automatic.
Nuno Of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform and
Ulisser
Amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road exclu-
sive of cars, by an engine of given weight. (Weight of
engine, 55 tons); tons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Average number of cars in passenger trains.......... . . . . . . .
Ave; weight of passenger trains, exclusive of passengers,

ons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Average number of cars in freight trains
Average weight of freight trains, exclusive of freight, tons.

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Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile
Average distance traveled by each Fo miles
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

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FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

Number of tons of through freight carried. . . . . . . . . . . . . . to o o 297,697
Number of tons local freight carried. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253,190
Total tons of freight carried.......................... 550,887
Total mileage of through freight (tons carried one mile). . . . . 38,919,840
Total mileage of local freight (tons carried one mile)....... 27,131,760
Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile .......... 66,051,600
Avērage rate per ton per mile received for through freight... $ .0141
Average rate per ton per mile received for local freight..... .0206
Average rate per ton per mile received for all freight........ .0168
Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to stations
in IOWa., to total freight Carried in Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

CAR MILEAGE.

Number of miles run by loaded freight cars east and south. 5,555,170
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars west and north. 3,703,447
Number of miles run by empty freight cars east and south. 1,020,873
Number of miles run by empty freight cars west and north. 1,531,309
Total freight Car mileage......... . . . . . . . . * g e o & © a e s e o e o o 11,810,799
Percentage of empty freight cars hauled east and south to
all freight Cars hauled east and South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.5
Percentage of empty freight cars hauled west and north to
all freignt cars hauled West and north ...... go s is e e s e o e g g e 29.3

SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOW.A.

Rate of speed Of passenger trains, including stops, miles... 22 Rate of Speed of freight trains, including stops, miles..... © 11

TONNAGE CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT DUBUQUE, IO WA, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1885.

East bound number of tons................................. 178,310 West bound number of tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,387 Total tons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297,697

TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE OF IOW.A.

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Grain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,084 18.8 Flour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,882 1.4 Provisions (beef, pork, lard, etc)............................. 2,952 0.5 Animals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,878 11.5 Other agricultural products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,742 3.2 Lumber and forest products................................. 57,658 10.4 Coal.................. • * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 129,374 23.4 Salt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,342 1.5 Petroleum and oil..... ..................................... 6,288 1.1 Manufactures, articles shipped from point of production.... 7,730 1.4 Merchandise, and other articles not enumerated above...... 147,975 26.8

Total tons carried............... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e e s e e s a e 1550,905 100

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.
EXPRESS COMFAINIES.

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? - American Express Company; about $21,000; we take their freight at depots.

SLEEPING-CARS.

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 ? Sleeping-cars operated by the Pullman Palace Car Company, owned jointly and oal; by the Illinois Central Railroad and Pullman Palace Car Companies. The usual charges for sleeping-car accommodations.

What is the total amount paid by your company to palace or sleeping-Car companies, to what companies, and the amount paid to each P Please state fully the arrangement by which these cars run on your road, the terms, and who receives the earnings. The earnings and expenSeS are divided equally between the two companies.

UNITED STATES MAIL:IN; IOW.A.

What is the compensation paid you by the U. S. Goverment for the transportation of its mails on your road in Iowa, and on what terms of Service? About $41,000.00; rates fixed by Post Office Department at Washington; based on weight of mails taken every four years.

TELEGRAPH. What company, if any, owns a line of telegraph on your right of Way in

Iowa, and how many miles do each own? " Western Union Telegrap pany, 402.16 miles. *

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REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOWA DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 80, 1885.

ECILLED.
DATE, NAME AND OCCUPATION. PLACE. CAUSE OF ACCIDENT AND CHARACTER OF INJURY.

1884. .
September 11|H. Mohauke, citizen..................|............................ Driving across track.
November 2|Peter Gunderson, citizen............. [............................ Lying on track.

INJURED.

1884.
July 12|J. Reservitz, section man.......... Cedar Falls................ Handling railroad iron; instep contused.
July 25|H. QSSman, citizen................. erokee.................. I)riving over crossing; slight Contusions.
July 26|H. Busche, Section man............ Parkersburg.............. Fell off hand car; foot and leg bruised.
August 2|s)an. Courtney, citizen............. LeMars.................... Jumped off moving train; bruised.
August 11|G. A. Kimmel, citizen............. LeMars.................... Driving across track both legs amputated.
August 13|J. Joyce, freight conductor........ Cedar Falls................ Shot by tramp; ball in leg.
August 15|Jacob Roth, passenger ............. Cedar Falls................ Jumped off moving train; one leg amputated.
September 26|E. L. Conger, citizen................ Storm Lake............... Fell off station platform; bruised.
September 26|Ed. Morris, citizen.................. Storm Lake............... Fell off station platform; leg sprained.
October 17|D. Brunskill, passenger............. Center Grove ............. Jumped off moving train; head and body bruised.
October 22|G. O. Miller, brakeman............. Manchester............... Fell between cars and platform; body Squeezed.
October 30|H. H. Oakes, brakeman............ Cedar Falls Junction..... Fell in culvert; one arm amputated.
November 13|P. A. Anderson, Section man....... Storm Lake............... Jumped off moving train; leg broken,
November 20 F. Canfield, brakeman : ............ JęSSup::... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defect in brake chain; feet bruised.
November 21|J. J. Kreiss, yard Switchman...... Sioux City................. ('oupling freight trains; 3 fingers contused.
December 9|Wm. BeSt, mail agent ... . . . . . . . . . . . Dubuque.................. Switching o cars; Wrist sprained.
December 15|F. E. Miller, brakeman............ Manson ................... Coupling freight cars; one finger contused.
December 19|Geo. Densmore, brakeman......... Waverly ... .............. Fell. On tender; Contused groin.
Deco 19|BI. C. Hanson, SWitchman ......... Fort Dodge ............... Coupling freight cars; foot sprained.

1885, -
January 7|John Brooks, brakeman........... Merrill.................... Fell off freight car; side contused.
January 15|J. M. B. Floyd, passenger......... Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; arm dislocated ; head cut.
January 15|L. B. Scott, passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; collar bone fractured.
January 15|J. D. Neilson, paSSenger........... Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; face lacerated and bruised.
January 15|J. D. Van Buren, passenger...... .... Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; face lacerated and bruised.
January 15|G. A. Armstrong, passenger....... Storm Lake.............. Broken axle or rail; back Sprained.
January 15|J. M. Hoskins, passenger........... Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; arm dislocated.
January 15|A. C. McCracken, passenger....... Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rall; leg and body bruised.

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REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOW.A–CONTINUED.

DATE. NAME AND OCCUPATION. PLACE, CAUSE OF ACCIDENT AND CHARACTER OF INJURY.
1885. &

January 15|Robert McFarland, passenger........ Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; bruised. . o
January 15|N. F. Worth, passenger.............. Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail; arm sprained and cut.
January 15|Wm. Smousé, passenger.............. Storm Lake............... Broken axle or rail ; leg and side bruised.
January 15|L. G. Malbone, passenger ............ Storm Lake.......... ... ...|Broken axle or rail ; hand gut by glass.
January 26|Andrew Wilson, engine-house man.|Waterloo................. Pinched by snow plow; body squeezed.
February 3|E. T. Gregory, fireman............... Barnum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cars struck tender; arm lacerated.
February 13, Wm. Perrin, citizen.................. James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving across track; slight cut on head.
February 13|Sam’l Swanson, sectionman..........|Webster City............. Thrown off suow plow; back sprained.
February 15|T. A. Fengler, machinist............. Dubuque.................. Coupling engine to tender; one finger crushed.
February 25|G. E. Atwater, passenger ............ Aurelia .... ............... Collision of freight train; breast and side bruised.
March 5|ThoS. àojī. brakeman ... ....... Waterloo.... ... ......... Fell off freight train; one leg amputated.
March 12|H. Arning, car repairer... ....... .... Waterloo................. Moving railroad iron; foot contused.
March 16|Mrs. Beasley, passenger.............. Plainfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standing in passenger car; head bruised.
April 15|C. W. Karst, brakeman .............. Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . Unloading heavy freight; toes broken.
April 25|H. Jacobson, Sectionman............ Remsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lifting railroad iron; leg broken.
May 18|R. Carpenter, yard switchman....... Dubuque.................. Coupling freight cars; hand lacerated.
May 19|Geo. Faust, tramp.................... Webster City . . . . . . . . . . . . Walking on track; left leg broken.
June 8|Jas. Odeburg, Sectionman............ Manchester............... Epileptic fit ; head contused.
June 23|Thos. Berry, sectionman ............. Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fell off hand car; leg broken.
June 25|G. M. Crownover, machinist ......... Waterloo. ................ Repairing engine; arm Scalded.

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