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Table 68 — Lossfs or gains in tonnage of the New York Central Railway and Erie Rail-
xoay and Canals {New York State), 1854-1906

[Report superintendent of public works. New York State, 1906]





New York Central
[Railway].


Erie Railway.


Canals.


Total.




Gain.


Loss.


Gain.


Loss.


Gain.


Loss.


Gain.


Loss.


1854


Tons.
189,804
120, 269
106,039
62, 679


Tons.


Tons.
112,211

19,798
101, 167

34,851

53,"ll9"

270,481
113,864
379, 537
182, 141
355,702
63, 552
1,008,442
241, 754
423,697
403,966
540,296


Tons.


Tons.


Tons.
81,991
143,245


Tons.

220,024


Tons.


1855








3,178


1856






93,456


300,662




1857






772,021



674, 491


1858


73,284


161,112


321, 131
116, 492
868,530


86,735
238,523

1,332,875
110, 404

1,690,818
203,219




1859


68,912
193,864
139, 119
220, 131

62, 171
107,544






1860






t




1861




142,579




1862






1,091,150




1863






41,093
704, 751
123,287




1864








241, 505


1865


281,849








341, 584


1866


326, 898
65, 729
178,673
435, 286
1,840,115
410,056




1,045,566


2,380,906
220,588

1,356,270
256, 107

2,695,100
695,878
787, 457

1,568,601
83,334




1867






86,895




1868 . .






753,900




1869






583,145




1870






314, 689
294, 119
205, 482




1871 .




8,297






1872. .


138,091


720,066
748,430
51,574






1873


1, 128, 759
591,954




308,588
560, 194
944, 730
687,729




1874










1875


112,724


124,330

267, 128




1, 181, 784


1876 .


801,726








153, 131


1877


452, 324


209,633


783,834

215, 357

191,052

1,095,284


541, 143
1,527,581
3,573,465
3,115,820
2,150,808

775,660
1,474,065
1,274,385




1878


1,344,057
1, 320, 340
1,517,285
1,058,341


31,833






1879 .




2,062,073
503,251

2,370,931
808, 415

1,715,385

2,608,975






1880.. ..










1881






1,278,464




1882


260, 986
437,953
680,022




228,231
196,633




1883 .










1884.. . .






654,568
277, 704




1885


521,081
1,902,936
1,895,291

631,086


818, 449




575, 072


1886




8,414,750


562, 198
259, 823


10,879,884




1887 .




4,718,978




2, 563, 864


1888 .




1,224,749


610,857


1,244,978

186,273
2, 158, 157

900, 480
4,814,275




1889


151,271


89,877


427,421




1890


1,096,900
513, 126

4, 100, 176
590,220


1,185,524

1,069,884

995,576


l24, 267
682,530
281, 477




1891










1892 .










1893




1,025,518
2,003,938
2,376,730


49,968


385, 330


1894


2,583,480




449, 403
382,246




5, 030, 821


1895


1,612,903
2,382,122








1, 746, 073


1896 . ..




9,633,712


214,580


12,230,414




1897


1,473,807


3,118,345


97,090
257,741


4, 689, 242


1898


2, 753, 629

1,953,035

12,230,022


3, 103, 631
112, 707

1,840,868
316, 008

1, 431, 463

4,338,168




5,599,519
2,391,730
13, 730, 780

207,306
6,434,924

207, 737




1899 .






325,988




1900






340, 110




1901


i83,374




74,672




1902


5, 149, 464




146,003




1903 . ...


4,471,206
1,701,725




340,775




1904




1,594,450


476,838


3, 773, 013


1905


3,a54,857
3,534,219


1,799,440
4,642,851


88,349
314,011


5,242,646
8,491,081




1906 .





















Table 69 — Ton-mileage on New York canals and railroads

[Report of committee on canals of New York State, 1899]
[In millions of ton-miles]



Year.


Canals a
and
river.


Rail-
roads.


Total, b


Per cent
canals.


Per cent
rail-
roads.


1853


1,075
1,002
904
910
726
861
862
1,232


171
229
264
348
332
327
334
453


1,246
1,231
1,168
1,258
1,058
1,188
1,196
1,685


86
81
77
72
69
72
72
73


14


1854

1855

1856

1857

1858

1859

1860


19
23
28
31
28
28
27



a Includes estimated ton-mileage of Canal Traffic on Hudson River; after 1880 the entire canal ton-
mileage is estimated, as no records are kept.
f> Minor discrepancies in totals corrected and percentages computed on basis of corrected figures.



STATE AND PRIVATE CANALS



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Table 69 — Ton-mileage on Neic York canals and railroads — Continued



Year.



1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891.
1892
1893
1894,
1895.
1896,
1897,
1898



Canals
and
river.



1,311
1,633
1,524
1,291
1,255
1,507
1,262
1,518
1,384
1,378
1,575
1,594
1,564
1,421
1,117
934
1,205
1,483
1,455
1,833
1,300
1,360
1,420
1,180
1,180
1,410
1,450
1,210
1,290
1,310
1,120
1,070
1,190
1,070
890
970
870
770



Rail-


Total.


Per cent


roads.


canals.


531


1,842


71


708


2,341


70


790


2,314


66


808


2,099


62


706


1,961


64


867


2,374


63


985


2,247


56


1,050


2,568


59


1,406


2,790


50


1,667


3,045


45


1,785


3,360


47


2,260


3,854


41


2,571


4,135


38


2,941


4,362


33


2,917


4,034


28


3,249


4,184


22


3,333


4,538


27


3,827


5,310


28


4,700


6,155


24


5,117


6,950


26


6,020


7,320


18


5,796


7,146


19


6,327


7,747


18


6,322


7,502


16


6,491


7,971


15


7,369


8,779


16


8,022


9,472


15


8,266


9,476


13


9,061


10,351


12


9,940


11,228


12


10,259


11,379


10


12,044


13,114


8


11,526


12, 716


9


10, 542


11,612


9


11,167


11,957


7


12,782


13,752


7


12, 519


13,389


6


14,439


15,980


5



Per cent

rail-
roads.



29
30
34
38
36
37
44
41
50
55
53
59
62
67
72
78
73
72
76
74
82
81
82
84
85
84
85
87



Table 70 — Through and way traffic — New York canals, New York Central and Hudson
River Railroad, and Pennsylvania Railroad

[Compiled from reports of superintendent of public works and Poor's Manual of Railroads]



Year.



1879.
1880.
1881.
1882.
1883,
1884,
1885,
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899



New York canals.



Through. Way.



Tons.
3, 538, 521
4,354,077
3,112,846
3,176,675
3,346,297
3, 009, 190
2,687,312
3,269,615
3,373,781
2, 752, 409
2,901,189
3, 110, 490
2,651,838
2, 407, 858
2,636,312
2,321,743
1,712,261
2,257,579
1,736,289
1,573,227
1,692,972



Tons.
1,823,851
2,103,579
2,066,346
2,290,748
2,317,759
2,000,298
2,044,472
2,024,367
2, 180, 224
2, 190, 539
2, 469, 189
2, 135, 612
1,911,634
1,884,137
1,695,651
1,560,817
1,888,043
1,457,313
1,881,615
1,786,836
1,993,079



N. Y.C.andH.R.R.R



Through.



Tons.
2,379,920
2,435,099
2,493,085
2, 106, 707
1,813,320
1,495,066
1,715,897
1,824,905
1,960,340
1,886,535
1,984,716
2,216,980
2,023,133
3,230,914
2,914,392
2, 335, 162
2, 036, 453
2,977,888
3,317,097
4,153,084
3,764,958



Way.



Ton. m9


1881 c


2,791,916


1858 3.788.069





















a In terms of flour, 5 bushels of wheat being considered equivalent to 1 barrel of flour.
b This result is partly estimated. In several years a quantity of wheat failed to reach tide water,
owing to the sudden closing of navigation.
c Since ISSl the shipments from New York State have become a totally negligible factor.

Table 76 — Total movement of flour, meal, and grain on all the New York State

canals, 1861-1906

[Annuiil report of the superintendent of public works. New York State, 1906]



Year.


Total all
grains.


Year.


Total all
grains.


1861


Tmis.
2,070,251
2,332,928
2,021,505
1,437,598
1,530,037
1,680,169
1,322.774
1,350,090
1,221,397
1,189,267
1,759,882
1,586,249
1,660,981
1,500,490
1,238,115

991,197
1,439,665
1,846,742
1,770,846
2,304,219
1,074,545
1,087,953
1,329,099


1884


Tons.

1,198,346

1,028,260


1862


1885


1863


1886


1,446,973
1,498,304
1,116,733
1,277,118
1,158,029
1,072,375
992,798


1864


1887


1865


1888


1866


1889


1867


1890


1868


1891


1869


1892


1870


1893


1,435,540

1,388,859

583,754

916,072

731,213


1871


1894


1872


1895


1873


1896


1874


1897. .. .


1875


1898


636,774
562,740
447, 768


1876


1899


1877


1900.


1878


1901


465,426
475. 863


1879


1902 s


1880


1903.


495,005
346,991


1881


1904


1882


1905


337. 815


1883


1906


561,896









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