Railway Statistics of the United States of America ...: Compared with the Official Reports of and Recent Statistics of Foreign Railways, Volumes 2-6

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Page 20 - The statistical report of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ending June 30, 1907...
Page 57 - Bridges, trestles, and culverts . . . . .Over and under grade crossings . Grade crossings, fences, cattle guards, and signs Snow and sand fences and...
Page 64 - It may conservatively be stated that the inadequacy of transportation facilities is little less than alarming; that its continuation may place an arbitrary limit upon the future productivity of the land, and that the solution of the difficult financial and physical problems involved is worthy the most' earnest thought and effort of all who believe in the full development of our country and the largest opportunity for its people.
Page 63 - The whole problem, involving insufficient car and track capacity, congested terminals, slow train movement, and other incidents, may be said to be due to the fact that the facilities of the carriers have not kept pace with the commercial growth of the country.
Page 45 - Upon a eareful consideration of all the evidence and the statements and arguments submitted, and in view of all the services rendered by the railroads, we are of the opinion that the prices now paid to the railroad companies for the transportation of the mails are not excessive, and recommend that no reduction thereof be made at this time.
Page 64 - During the past decade the commercial condition of the country has been one of increasing prosperity. If business undertakings proportionately increase during future years, the railroads of the country must add to their tracks, cars, and other facilities to an extent difficult to estimate. The ability of the carriers to...
Page 18 - William R. Morrison of Illinois, Augustus Schoonmaker of New York, Aldace F. Walker of Vermont, and Walter L. Bragg of Alabama.
Page 21 - ... accidents than have been murdered in cold blood. Not without reason, therefore, has it been asserted that, viewing at once the speed, the certainty, and the safety with which the intricate movement of modern life is carried on, there is no more creditable; monument to human care, human skill, and human foresight, than the statistics of railroad accidents.
Page 15 - ... public" must exclude from outstanding capital all railway holdings. This has been done by the present investigation, and results in a reduction of the amount which general discussions have heretofore accepted as measuring the claim of railway securities on railway revenues from $67,936 per mile of line to $58,050 per mile of line. The statistical reports issued from this office have never before ventured to publish this net figure, but have contented themselves with stating the amount of stocks...
Page 34 - I6, 1906, at nine o'clock in the evening, an extra freight train left Nashua to run to Rochester over the Worcester, Nashua, and Portland division of the Boston & Maine Railroad. Its crew consisted of Hugh E. Shaw, engineer; Mr. McLean, fireman; Albert Betters, head brakeman; JH Burgoin, middle brakeman, and FD Eccleston, flagman. It reached Rochester at 12.30 AM on the seventeenth, and an hour later the crew left that place for Nashua with an extra freight numbered 341, which consisted of nineteen...

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