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42.7 Return to questionnaire.


Company, having made application to the Interstate Commerce Commission, under paragraph (18) of section 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, for



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which application is filed in the office of the Commission in Finance Docket No. --hereby affirms that the notice of the application has been published in the form prescribed by the Commission, at least once during each of three consecutive weeks, in the following newspapers:




that said newspapers are of general circulation in each of the following counties of the States named:

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which are all of the States and counties in which the line of railroad proposed to be abandoned is situated; and the identified newspaper clippings hereto attached contain true copies of the notice as published in said newspapers. The applicant also submits the following information required by the Commission:

The applicant will here state or show—

1. When, by whom, and for what purpose the line was constructed, and its proprietary history.

2. The investment cost of the line as shown by the applicant's books, stated as nearly as possible according to the primary accounts prescribed by the Commission.

3. A copy of the applicant's general balance sheet of the latest date available, and a copy of the applicant's income account for each of the last five calendar years, and for that portion of the current year for which the information is available.

4. The main physical characteristics of the line as to ruling grades, curvature, weight of rail, and state of maintenance.

5. The estimated salvage value of the line, with a general statement of the basis of the estimate.

6. The names of all railroads with which the line connects for interchange of traffic and the points of such interchange.

7. A brief description of the present train service on the line, and of important changes made in the past 5 years.

8. The names of all stations on the line, stated in order with milepost numbers, with the approximate population of each, and the authority for the information, showing for each place the names of all other railroads by which it is served, or its distance by highway from the nearest other railroad. Distinguish non-agency stations.

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9. The approximate population of the territory served by the line, explaining how the limits of this territory are defined.

10. A detailed statement of the location and nature of the highways available for movement of the traffic now handled by the line, and of the common carrier truck and bus service on such highways, if any.

11. The nature of the industries in the tributary territory (such as farming, mining, lumbering, manufacturing, etc.), how long established and the extent to which each is dependent upon the line for transportation. State location and other facts concerning the most important plants served.

12. The passenger traffic handled on the line in each of the last five calendar years, giving separately the number of local and connecting line passengers (if the latter designation is applicable) and the revenue from each class. 13. The freight tonnage handled by the line for each of the last five calendar years, showing the number of cars and the tonnage of carload freight, classified by principal commodities, and the tonnage of less-than-carload freight. Show in separate statements (a) local freight originated at and destined to points on the line, (b) freight moved between points on the line and points beyond it, and (c) freight neither originated at nor destined to points on the line (overhead or bridge traffic).

14. (1) If the line to be abandoned is less than the entire mileage operated by the applicant, a statement showing the effect of the proposed abandonment on the net railway operating income of the applicant. The statement should include for each of the last five calendar years and for that part of the current year for which the information is available:

(a) The applicant's railway operating revenue from traffic handled locally between points on the line proposed to be abandoned;

(b) The applicant's railway operating revenue from traffic originating on or destined to points on the line proposed to be abandoned and also handled on other parts of the applicant's lines of railroad;

(c) An estimate in detail of the total operating revenue that should be assigned to the line proposed to be abandoned and a statement of the reasons for such assignment;

(d) The expense of operating the line proposed to be abandoned, stated by appropriate primary accounts, actual so far as possible and otherwise approximated, with a full statement of the method used;

(e) Railway tax accruals with method of apportionment;

(f) Other items entering into the applicant's income account and assignable to the line proposed to be abandoned, with methods of assignment; and

(g) The costs of moving the traffic on the line proposed to be abandoned beyond the limits of said line on other parts of the applicant's lines, with method of determination.

Revenues from freight, passenger, and other service should be shown separately.

(2) If the applicant's line is operated as part of a system under commou control and management, a statement for the same period as required in paragraph (1) showing the effect of the proposed abandonment on the net railway operating income of the system and the unit members thereof. This statement should show the revenues accruing to the system and its unit members from traffic moving to and from the line proposed to be abandoned and the costs of handling such traffic. The method of determining such costs also should be shown.

15. If the volume of freight or passenger traffic of the line has decreased during recent years, any reasons therefor.

16. If the line is operated as a joint facility, and abandonment of the applicant's operation only is proposed, state fully the facts as to operation by others and the extent to which it will supply the place of the operation it is proposed to abandon.

17. State what effort has been made to dispose of the line so as to insure its continued operation, and what, if any transportation service will remain or may be substituted for that proposed to be discontinued.

18. A summary statement of the reasons for the application.

*For statutory and source citations, see note to § 42.1.

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42.8 Verification required.

State of__-

County of..

(Name of affiant)


Makes oath and says that he is the (Title of of the applicant herein; that he has affiant) (Corporate name of applicant) been authorized by proper corporate action on the part of said applicant to verify and file with the Interstate Commerce Commission the foregoing return to questionnaire of said Commission in respect of the application in Finance Docket No.------; that he has carefully examined all of the statements referred to in said return and the exhibits attached thereto and made a part thereof; that he has knowledge of the matters set forth in such return and that all such statements made and matters set forth therein are true and correct to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.

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Section 51.0 Plan for consolidation.1 The following plan in this part was adopted for the consolidation of railway properties of the continental United States into a limited number of systems.** [159 I.C.C. 524]

**§§ 51.0 to 51.22, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 407, 41 Stat. 481, secs. 201, 202, 48 Stat. 217; 49 U.S.C. 5 (4), 5 (5).

1 Wherever in this modified plan a railway property is named, unless an exception is specifically made, it will be understood as including all subsidiary owned, leased, or operated lines.

Certain trackage rights between the systems are necessary in order to effectuate the purposes of the modified plan, and we indicated under each system the principal instances of this kind. [185 I.C.C. 426]

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*For statutory and source citations, see note to § 42.1.

51.1 System No. 1, Boston and Maine.

Boston and Maine Railroad.

The Delaware and Hudson Company.
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company.

Maine Central Railroad Company.

The St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company. Rutland Railroad Company-O. & L. C. Division, Rouses Point to Ogdensburg.

Montpelier & Wells River Railroad.

Wilkes Barre Connecting Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest).

Monson Railroad Company.

Kennebec Central Railroad Company.

Knox Railroad Company.

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railroad Company.

Lime Rock Railroad Company.

Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington Railroad Company.

Suncook Valley Railroad.

Berlin Mills Railroad Company.

Middleburgh and Schoharie Rail Road.

Hardwick and Woodbury Railroad Company.

Barre and Chelsea Railroad Company.

Bridgton and Saco Railroad Company.

Sandy River and Rangeley Lake Railroad.

Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad Company.

Troy Union Railroad Company (undivided two-thirds interest). Mt. Washington Railway Company.

The Clarendon and Pittsford Railroad Company (undivided onehalf interest).

Woodstock Railway Company (undivided one-half interest).
Lake Champlain and Moriah Rail Road Company.*+

In §§ 51.1 to 51.22, inclusive, the numbers to the right of the decimal point correspond with the respective system numbers, In the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems, Interstate Commerce Commission, Dec. 9, 1929, 159 I.C.C. 522, as modified by Orders of Apr. 14, 1930, 163 I.C.C. 188, May 12, 1930, May 10, 1932, 183 I.C.C. 663, July 13, 1932, 185 I.C.C. 403, Dec. 31, 1936, 219 I.C.C. 665.

51.2 System No. 2, New Haven.

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.
New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company.

The New York Connecting Rail Road Company (undivided one

half interest).

The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company.

Lehigh and New England Railroad Company.

South Manchester Railroad Company.

Fore River Railroad Corporation.

Moshassuck Valley Railroad Company.

The Narragansett Pier Railroad Company.

Wood River Branch Railroad Company.

Grafton and Upton Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest.)*+

*For statutory citation, see note to § 51.0. †For source citation, see note to § 51.1.

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51.3 System No. 3, New York Central.

The New York Central Railroad Company.

The Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad Company (undivided one-fourth interest).

The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Company (undivided one-fourth interest).

Alton & Eastern Railroad Company (undivided one-fourth interest).

Aliquippa and Southern Railroad Company.

Beaver Valley Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest). Boston and Albany Railroad.

Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena Railroad Company.

Cambria and Indiana Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest).

Campbell's Creek Railroad Company.

Central Indiana Railway Company (undivided one-half interest). Cherry Tree and Dixonville Railroad Company (undivided onéhalf interest).

Chicago, Attica & Southern Railroad Company.

The Cincinnati Northern Railroad Company.

The Clarendon and Pittsford Railroad Company (undivided onehalf interest).

The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company.

The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company (except the branch from Chenango Forks to Oswego, N. Y.). Dexter & Northern Railroad Company.

Delaware Valley Railway Company.

Evansville, Indianapolis and Terre Haute Railway Company. The Fairport, Painesville and Eastern Railroad Company (undivided one-third interest).

The Federal Valley Railroad Company.

Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company.
Fulton Chain Railway Company.

Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Company (undivided one-fourth interest).

Glenfield & Western Railroad Company.

Grafton and Upton Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest).

Grasse River Railroad Corporation.

Indiana Northern Railway Company (undivided one-fourth interest).

Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Company.
Kanawha & Michigan Railroad Company.

Kanawha & West Virginia Railroad Company.

Kankakee and Seneca Railroad Company (undivided one-half interest).

Kelley's Creek and Northwestern Railroad Company.
Kelly's Creek Railroad Company.

Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad Company.

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