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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.
Number of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform and

buffer...
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..

25 21 36

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

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

146 13.24

187

PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

33,652 317,948

Number of through passengers carried...
Number of local passengers carried...

Total number of passengers carried....

351,600

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

16,450,133

46.79 1.32

4 FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

1 2.82

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

297,697 253,190

Total tons of freight carried...

550,887

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

38,919,840 27,131,760

Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile .....

66,051,600

Average rate per ton per mile received for through freight..
Average rate per ton per mile received for local freight.
Average rate per ton per mile received for all freight...
Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to stations

in Iowa, to total freight carried in Iowa..

.0141 .0206 .0168

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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.

5,555,170 3,703,447 1,020,873 1,531,309

Total freight car mileage.....

11,810,799

15.5

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

29.3

SPEED OF TRAINS IN IOWA.

22

Rate of speed of passenger trains, including stops, miles...
Rate of speed of freight trains, including stops, miles ......
TONNAGE CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT

DUBUQUE, IOWA, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1885,

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TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE OF IOWA.

PER

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...

1650,905

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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

EXPRESS COMPANIES.

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 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.

TELEGRAPH.

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.

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, REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOWA DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1885.

KILLED

INJURED.

1884.
July 12 J. Reservitz, section man...
July

25 H. Ossman, citizen..
July 26 H. Busche, section man.
August 2 Dan. Courtney, citizen...
August 11 G. A. Kimmel, citizen
August 13 J. Joyce, freight conductor,
August 15 Jacob Roth, passenger
Septen ber26 E. L. Conger, citizen..
September 26 Ed. Morris, citizen.
October 17 D. Brunskill, passenger.
October 22G, O. Miller, brakeman.
October 30 A. H. Oakes. brakeman
November 13 P. A, Anderson, section man.
November 20 F. Canfield, brakeman
November 21 J. J. Kreiss, yard switchman.
December 9 Wm. Best, mail agent
December 15 F. E. Miller, brakeman,
December 19 Geo. Densmore, brakeman.
December 19 H. C. Hanson, switchman

15J. D. Van Buren, passenger.
January 15 G. A. Armstrong, passenger
January

16.A. C. McCracken, passenger

DATE.

1884.
September 11 H. Mohauke, citizen
November 2 Peter Gunderson, citizen

1885,
January 7 John Brooks, brakeman.
January

15 J. M. B. Floyd, passenger
January

15 L, B. Scott, passenger
January 15 J. D. Neilson, passenger.
January

16 J. M. Hoskins, passenger January

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Handling railroad iron; instep contused.
Driving over crossing; slight contusions.
Fell off hand car; foot and leg bruised.
Jumped off moving train; bruised.
Driving across track; both legs amputated.
Shot by tramp; ball in leg.
Jumped off moving train; one leg amputated.
Fell off station platform; bruised.
Fell off station platform; leg sprained.
Jumped off moving train; head and body bruised.
Fell between cars and platform; body squeezed.
Fell in culvert; one arm amputated.
Jumped off moving train; leg broken.
Defect in brake cliain; feet bruised.
Coupling freight trains; 3 fingers contused.
Switching freight cars; wrist sprained.
Coupling freight cars; one finger coutused.
Fell on tender; contused groin.
Coupling freight cars; foot sprained.

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Merrill
Storm Lake
Sturm Lake
Storm Lake
Storm Lake
Storm Lake
Storm Lake
Storm Lake

Fell off freight car; side contused.
Broken axie ur rail; arm dislocated; head cut.
Broken axle or rail; collar bone fractured.
Broken axle or rail, face lacerated and bruised.
Broken axle or rail; face lacerated and bruised.
Broken axle or rall; back sprained,
Broken axle or rail; arm dislocated.
Broken axle or rail, leg and body bruised.

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1885. January 15 Robert McFarland, passenger.

Storm Lake. January 16 N. F. Worth, passenger

Storm Lake
January
15 Wm. Smouse, passenger.

Storm Lake.
January 10 L. G. Malbone, passenger

Storm Lake.
January

26 Andrew Wilson, engine-house man.. Waterloo
February 3 E. T. Gregory, fireman

Barnum
February 13 Wm. Perrin, citizen.

James
February 13 Sam'l Swanson, sectionman.

Wehster City
February 15 T. A. Fengler, machinist

Dubuque.
February 25 G. E. Atwater, passenger

Aurelia
March 6 Thos. O'Donnell, brakeinan

Waterloo
March 12 H. Arning, car repairer

Waterloo
March 16 Mrs. Beasley, passenger.

Plainfield
April 15 C. W. Karst, brakeman

Independence
April 25 H. Jacobson, sectionman

Remsen
May

18 R. Carpenter, yard switchman Dubuque..
19 Geo. Faust, tramp.

Webster City
Jiwe 8|Jas. Odeburg, sectionman.

Manchester
June 23 Thos. Berry, sectionman

Manson
June 25 G. M. Crownover, machinist

Waterloo

Broken axle or rail; bruised,
Broken axle or rail; arm sprained and cut.
Broken axle or rail; leg and side bruised.
Broken axle or rail; hand cut by glass.
Pinched by snow plow; body squeezed.
Cars struck tender; arm lacerated.
Driving across track; slight cut on head.
Thrown off snow plow; back sprained.
Coupling engine to tender; one finger crushed.
Collision of freight train; breast and side bruised.
Fell off freight train; one leg amputated.
Moving railroad iron; foot contused.
Standing in passenger car; head bruised.
Unloading heavy freight; toes broken.
Lifting railroad iron; leg broken.
Coupling freight cars; hand lacerated.
Walking on track; leit leg broken.
Epileptic fit; head contused.
Fell off hand car ; leg broken.
Repairing engine; arm scalded.

May

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