Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of Wisconsin Volume 19

Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of Wisconsin Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...than on those where the freight traffic is the heaviest. Yet this is not the case as the following table demonstrates. Vhile the preceding table explains itself._ there are some exceedingly interesting features about it which deserve to be pointed out. The Long Island, the New York, New Haven 8: Hartford, the Boston and Maine, a11d. perhaps, the New York Central railways are "passenger" roads; while the Lehigh Valley the VVhee1ing & Lake Erie, the Norfolk 8: VVestern. the Duluth 81 Iron Range, the Duluth, Missabe 8: Northern, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Vestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee 8: St. Paul railways are "freight" roads. Rails constitute the one item which is said to be entirely affected by the trafiic. The cost per revenue train mile for the renewal of Irails in the passenger group varied from.68 of a cent on the B. & M. to 1.26 cents on the N. Y. Central. In the freight group this cost varied from 1.-10 cents on the D. L. & W which is also a heavy passenger road. to 2.08 cents on the '. 8: L. E.: 2.80 cents on the Norfolk 8: VVestern; 3.51 cents on thfi D. 8: I.: 10.47 cents O11 the D. M. & N.: 52.55 cents on the C. Ki. 3! St. P. Prom these figures, which cover several years, it is very clear that the cost of maintenance of rails was relatively much greater on the freight than on the passenger roads. What is true with respect to the maintenance of rails is also true for the maintenance of ties, and other maintenance expenses. The periods covered are long enough to indicate the general tendency. The extraordinary improvements during the period do not seem to have been relatively greater on the freight than on the passenger roads. No conditions have been discovered which would...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955307
  • 9781236955302