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67 55 16
Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons.
sive of cars, by an engine of given weight. (Weight of engine, 55 tons); tons..
25 21 36
Average number of cars in passenger trains...
Number of through passengers carried...
Total number of passengers carried....
Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile....
4 FREIGHT TRAFFIC.
Number of tons of through freight carried.
Total tons of freight carried...
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 freight carried in Iowa..
.0141 .0206 .0168
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars east and south.
5,555,170 3,703,447 1,020,873 1,531,309
Total freight car mileage.....
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 freignt cars hauled west and north
SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOWA.
Rate of speed of passenger trains, including stops, miles...
DUBUQUE, IOWA, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1885,
TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE OF IOWA.
TONS. OENT. 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 28.8
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? American Express Company; about $21,000; we take their freight at depots.
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 equally 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 ?" Please statē 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 INLIOWA.
What is the compensation paid you by the U. S. Goverment for the trans
portation 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.
What company, if any, owns a line of telegraph on your right of way in
Iowa, and how many miles do each own? Westērn Union Telegraph pany, 402.16 miles.
, REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOWA DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1885.
25 H. Ossman, citizen..
15J. D. Van Buren, passenger.
16.A. C. McCracken, passenger
15 J. M. B. Floyd, passenger
15 L, B. Scott, passenger
16 J. M. Hoskins, passenger January
Handling railroad iron; instep contused.
Fell off freight car; side contused.
1885. January 15 Robert McFarland, passenger.
Storm Lake. January 16 N. F. Worth, passenger
26 Andrew Wilson, engine-house man.. Waterloo
18 R. Carpenter, yard switchman Dubuque..
Broken axle or rail; bruised,