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ililwaukee Division, Linn Junction to Postville,

length, miles 9

Sfinnesota Division, Muscatine to Riverside, miles. 3"

Pacific Division, Vinton to Holland^mile^ 4

[owa City Division, Elmira to What Cheer, and Thom-

burg to Montezuma , 8

[owa Falls Division, Holland to Clarion 5

1 length of branches owned by company

1 length of branches owned by company in Iowa 31

1 length of road belonging to this company

regate length of sidings and other tracks not above

mumerated

B in Iowa 4

regate length of track, computed as single track

B in Iowa 58

1 length of steel rails in tracks

1 length of iron rails in tracks

fVeights per yard, steel, 52, 56 and 60

kVeights peryard, iron, 50, 52, 54 and 56

je of tracK

[>S AND BRANCHES BELONGING TO OTHER COMPANIES At
BY THIS COMPANY UNDER LEASE OR CONTRACT.

I Central from Manly Junction to North wood, miles

1 miles of road operated by this company

al miles of road oprerated by this company in Iowa

iber of stations in Iowa on all roads operated by thi

)any

iber of telegraph offices in same

iber of stations on all roads owned by this company

3 in Iowa



EMPLOYES.

iber of persons regularly employed on all roads operated

company ;

B m Iowa .'



EQUIPMENT.

iber of locomotives

ilier of passenger cars

iber of baggage, mail, and express cars.

iber of freight ciirs (basis of 8 wheels)

iber of other cars

M not Inclade 11.09 mllM of track from Manly Junction to Northwood, thaa
iwa Central Railway and leased by the Barltngton, Cedar Baplda ft Northi

lodes 11.03 miles leased from the Iowa Central Railway.



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1882.] BURLINGTON, CEDAR RAPIDS A NORTHERN RT CO. l^f?

Maximum weight of locomotives in working order 34 tons.

Average weight of locomotives in working order 80 tons.

Maximum weight of tenders full of fuel and water 24 tons.

Average weight of tenders full of fuel and water 21 tons.

Maximum weight of passenger cars 20 tons.

Average weight of passenger cars 19 ton^.

Number of mail and bagga^ cars 17

Number of 8-wheel box freight cars 1,247

Number of 8-wheel box stock cars ill

Number of 8-wheel platform cars. . . 814

Length of heaviest engine and tender, from center of forward

truck-wheel of engine to center of rear wheel of tender. . 42 ft. 7 in.
Length of engine. — , 41 ft

Total length of heaviest engine ftnd.t^pd^r over all 53 ft.

Length of engine. . . . . — 41 ft.

Number of locomotives equipped with train-brake 11

Kind of brake, Westinghouse ^ir bra^ce.

Number of cars equipped with train-brake 33

Kind of brake, Westinghouse air brake.

Number of passenger cars with Miller platform and buffer. . 33

Are charg;es for the transportation of the company's supplies included in
the earnings as reported for vour road ? No.

The Cedar Kapids, Iowa Falls & Northern Railway, named the Iowa
Falls Division, was opened about January 1, 1881, this extension runs from
Holland to Clarion, 55 miles. An extension of the Iowa City Division
from Thomburg to Montezuma was ready for business on the above stated
date, January 1, 1881.

EXPRESS COMPANIES.

The American Express Company pays us $40 a day for 2,500 pounds and

double first-class freight for any excess thereof on cars at depot.
The United States Express Company pays us $6 per day.

RENTAL.

We paid Oliver Adams, agent, during the year as pai*t of the rental-purchase-
money for two hundred box cars, paid in monthly installments, running
till 1882, when they will be fully paid for— the amount paid in 1881, 819,-
84a

SLEEPING CARS.

The Pullman sleepers run on this road. We pay three cents per mile. Owned

by P^iUman Palace Car Company. From one and one-h^f to two dollars

cnarji^ed in addition to regular passenger rates.
We paid to the Pullman Palace Car Company $4,415.28— three cents per

mile. The treasurer of the Pullman Palace Car Company receives the

money.

U. S. MAILS.

We received $28,416.68 during the year ending June 30, 1881.

LOCAL AID IN BUILDING ROAD.

Beceipts from taxes voted in favor of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls &
Northwestern Railway amount to $23,105.41.



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REPORT OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS.



COST OF ROAD AND EQUIPMENT.

Total expended for construction

erage cost of construction per mile of road (not includin

sidings)

•portion of cost of construction for Iowa— average propoi
tion, 531 miles

COST OF EQUIPMENT.

jomotives

jsenger, mail, and baggage cars

nght and other cars

chinery and tools

ler items

Total for equipment

erage cost of equipment per mile of road operated by con

pany in the State

)portion of cost of equipment for Iowa (see prop, above).

COST OF ROAD AND EQUIPMENT.

tal cost of road and equipment

erage cost of same per mile

)portion of siime for Iowa (see prop, above)

BRIDGES BUILT WITHIN THE YEAR IN I(



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Vd, near Elgin
48, near Bivenlde
228,near Rookf ord



Fink's Trtangular
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Fink's Triangular
Combtnation Trass.

Fink's Trlanioiiar
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Iowa River.
Iowa Biver.
Iowa Biver.



168 feet .
148 feet.
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imber pile and trestle bridges and length in Iowa 7

imber of spans of bridges, of 100 feet and upwai*d

imber of iron bridges, agg[regate length

imber of combination bridges

imber of wooden bridges

imber of crossings of highways at grade 5

imber of crossings of highways over railroad

imber of crossings of highways under railroad

imber of highway bridges 18 feet above track

imber of highway bridges less than 18 feet above track,
imber of crossings at which gates or flagmen are main-
tained

imber of railroad crossings at grade (specifying each):

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Columbus Junction.

Muscatine Division Burlington, Cedar Kai)ids & Northei

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at West Liberty.

Illinois Central, at Independence, Cedar Falls and Iowa ]

Dubuque & Dakota, at Clarksville.

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, at Nora Junction, Plya
and Albert Lea.

Iowa Pacific, north of Randalia.

Central Iowa, at Abott.
imber of railroad crossing under other railroads (specifyi

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, at Iowa City.



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1882.1 BURLINGTON. CEDAR RAPIDS & NORTHERN RT CO. 189



RATES OF FARE, ETC.

Average rate of fare per mile for passengers on roads operated by

this company 3.285

Average rate of fare per mile received from passengers to and from

other roads 2.883

Average rate of fare per mile received from a/Z passengers 3.110

Average rate of freight per ton per mile received from freight to and

from other roads 1.977

Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to, stations in Iowa,
to total freight carried in Iowa (this should not include fuel
or any material for the use of the road), about 80

CAPITAL STOCK.

Capital stock authorized by articles of association $ 10,000,000.00

Capital stock authorized by vote of company 5,500,000.00

Capital stock issued, number of shares 55,000

Total number of shareholders 761

Number of stockholders in Iowa 12

Amount of stock held in Iowa. $9,100.00

Capital stock per mile 9,949.70

DEBT.

Funded debt, as follows:

First mortgage bonds due June 1, 1906, rate of interest five (5)

per cent $ .6,500,000.00

interest paid on same during year 8325,000

Minneapolis & St. Louis bonds due June 1, 1927, rate of interest

seven (7) per cent 150,000.00

Interest paid on same during year $10,500

Iowa City & Western bonds due September, 1909, rate of inter-
est seven (7) per cent 584,000.00

Interest paid on same during year $86,400

Cedar Kapids, Iowa Falls & N^orthwestem Railway bonds

due April, 1920, rate of interest six (6) per cent 412,500.00

Interest paid on same during year $24,750

Unfunded indebtedness. 405,387.18

Total amount of funded debt 8,059,000.00

Amountof unfundeddebt 405,387.13

Total amount of debt liabilities $ 8,464,387.18



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192 REPORT OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. [02.



RECAPITULATION OF ACCIDENTS.

Killed— Employes— from causes beyond their control 5

misconduct or want of caution. . . .*. 2

Others— trespassing, on track,, etc 2

Total killed 9

Injured— Employes— from causes beyond their control 4

misconduct or want of caution 8

Others— stealing rides 1

trespassing, on track, etc 1

Total injured 9

OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY, WITH LOCATION OF OFFICES.

President and Corporation CcmrweZ- Judge J. Tracy, Burlington, Iowa,

Secretary— yf , D. Walker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

TreoMLrer—^, H. Hollister, New York.

Assistant Treasurer— C. Stickney, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

General Superintendent— C, J. Ives, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Assistant Suprintendent—UoheH WilUams, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Chi^ Engineer— Wm. P. Clark, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Superintendent of Telegraph— John C. Fox, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Auditor— J, C. Brocksmit, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

General Passenger Ticket Agent— B, F. Mills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

General Freight Agent— K, L. Mohler, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Solicitor— S, Tracy, Burlington, Iowa.

General Agent— Wm, P. Brady, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

NAMES OF DIRECTORS WITH RESIDENCE.

Judge J. Tracy, Burlington, Iowa.
Charles Bard, Norwich, Connecticut.
C. D. Close, Iowa City, Iowa.
J. W. Blythe, Burlington, Iowa.
J. C. Peasley, Burlington, Iowa.
C. Lynde, Rock Island, Illinois
J.N. Dewey, Des Moines, Ipwa.
Lyman Cook, Burlington, Iowa.
Jno. I. Blair, Blairstown, New Jersey.

E. S. Bailey, Clinton, Iowa.

C. P. Squires, Burlington, Iowa.

F. H. Grigffs, Davenport, Iowa.
J. Carskadden, Muscatine, Iowa.

General offices at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Date of annual meeting or stockholders, fourth Tuesday in February, of

each year.
Fiscal year of the company ends December 31st.



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1882.] BURLINGTON. CEHAR RAPIDS & NORTHERN R'Y CO. 198

STATE OF IOWA, /
County of Linn, f

J. C. Hrocksmit, Auditor of the Burlington, Cedar Bapids and Northern
Railro^ Company, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he has caused
the foregoing statements to be prepared by the proper clerk of this company,
and having carefully examined the same, declares them to be a true, full, and
correct statement of the condition and affairs of said company on the thir-
tieth day of June, a. d. 1881, to the best of his knowledge and belief.

(Signed) J. C. BROCKSMIT, Auditor.

[L. 8. OF R. R.J

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of September, a. d. 1881.

MARK C. FARR,
[L. 8.] Notary Public for Linn county, Iowa,

Received and filed in the office of the Commissioners of Railroads, this
15th day of September, 1881.

E. G. MORGAN,
Secretary qf Board of Railroad Commissioners.



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REPORT



Burlington & Southwestern Rail\

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1881.



GENERAL EXHIBIT FOR THE YEAR.

Total income

Total expenses (including taxes)

Net income (deficit)

Rentals (specifying amount to each company)

Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific $ 12,000.0

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 29,627.2^

Interest paid during the year on receiver's certificates

ANALYSIS OF EARNINGS.

From passengers

From express and extra baggage

From mails

Total earnings from passenger department

From freight

Total earnings from freight department

Total transportation earnings

Income from all sources (specifying same) . .

Total income from allsources

Proportion for Iowa

Earnings per mile of road operated

Receipts from passenger trains per train mile run (mile

11M96)

Receipts from freight trains per train mile run (miles 208,714



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ANALYSIS OF EXPENSES.



Salaries of general officers and clerks $ 7,960.00

Legal expenses 6,906.37

Bent of track Bloomfield to Moulton 12,000.00

Stationery and printing, contingencies and miscellaneous 1,764.44

Shoveling snow , 600.00

Repairs of bridges (including culverts and cMittle-guards) 29,092.94

Repairs of buildings 2,339.85

Repairs of fences, road-crossing3, and signs 11,579.84

Renewal of rails , 33,317.56

Renewal of ties— No. laid, 45,000 10,802.86

Repairs of road-bed and track 26,877.68

Repairs of locomotives 20,587.16

Fuel for locomotives 13,421.57

Water-supply .• 7,359.81

Oil and waste 3,437.79

Greneral train Eervice, salaries and wages 31,211.32

Repairs of cars, includes freight and passenger 16,143.56

Mileage freightfcars, debit balances 7,817.34

Loss and damage, freight and baggage 1,502.63

Loss and damage, property and cattle, including losses by fire.^ 7,650.13

Personal injuries .* 530.42

Agents and station service, salaries and wages 11,977.64



Total operating escpenses $ 264,781.81



Taxes in Iowa

Taxes in other States.



Total operating expenses and taxes.



Maintenance of way

Motive power and cars

Conducting transportation
General expenses



6,342.33
3,119.58



Total.



274,242.72

114,010.78
36,730.72
84,908.66
38,592.72

274,242.72



RECAPITULATION OF EXPENSES.



Total expenses of operating the road $

Proportion for Iowa $ 174,144.13

Per mile of road operated 1,514.30

Per train mile for passenger, freight and mixed trains, miles

2,186,008

Percent^e of expenses to earnings

Net earnings per train mile. 2,186,008 miles

Grross earnings per train mile



274,242.72



1.269
1.0240

1.226



GENERAL RECAPITULATION.



Total earnings

Operating expenses



267,798.70
274,242.72



^et earnings— earnings above operating expenses (deficit) . . . . $ 6,444.02

lent of track, Burlington to Viele $ 29,627.92



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196 REPORT^OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONER



MILEAGE, TRAFFIC, ETC.

Passenger train mileage

Freight train mileage

Total train mileage

Total number of passengers

Rate of speed of passenger and express trains, including stoi
miles per hour

Rate of speed of freight trains, Including stops— miles
hour



DESCRIPTION OF ROAD.

Len^b of main line of road from Burlington to Lacb

Missouri — miles

Length of main line of road in Iowa— miles

Length of main line of road in other States— miles

Total length of road belonging to this company— miles —
Aggregate length of sidings and other tracks not above e

enumerated— miles

Same in Iowa

Total length of steel rails in tracks— miles

Total length of iron rails in tracks— miles

Weights per yard, steel 56

Weights per yard, iron 50 and 52

Gauge of track



BOAPS AND BRANCHES BELONGING TO OTHER COMPANn
THIS COMPANY UNDER LEASE OR CONTRAO

Name, description and length of each :

Chicago, Burlington & Qumcy, Burlington and Yiele, lengt:

miles

Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific, Bloomfield & Moulton, lengt

miles

Total length of aboye roads— miles

Total length of above roads in Iowa— miles

Total miles of road operated by this company

Total miles of road operated by this company in Iowa

Number of stations in Iowa on all roads operated by t

company

Number of telegraph offices in same

Number of stations on all roads owned by this company . .
Simieinlowa

EMPLOTES.

Number of persons regularly employed on all roads opera

by company.

Same in Iowa



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EQUIPMENT.

LZAIKD. OWVXD. TOTAL.

Numberof locomotives 4 6

Number of passenger cars 3 s

Number of baggage, mail, and express cars 3 8

Number of freight cars (basis of 8 wheels) 103 103

Numberof other cars... 21 21

Maximum weight of locomotives in working order, tons 80

Number of mail and baggs^ cars 8

Number of 8-wheel box freight-cars 49

Number of 8-wheel i)latf orm cars 54

Total length of heaviest engine and tender 6ver all, feet 53

Number of passenger cars with Miller platform and buffer. . . 3

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

EXPRESS COMPAKIES.

American— one and one-half first-class for freight, and half fare for mes-
senger. Take freight at depot.

RENTAL.

We rented :

Western Car Company 49 cars returned August, 1S80 $ 639.00

North Chicago Rolling Mill Company, 33 cars returned

October, 1880 1,071 .54

Totalamount paid $ 1,710.54

U. 8. MAIL.

The compensation paid company by the United States government for the
transportation of its mans is ^.888.71 per annum; daily, except Sunday.



BRIDGES BUILT WITHIN THE YEAR IN IOWA.



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Between Vlele Mid Fnuiklin


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Wood

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Wood

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132 feet. ...
368 feet.. ..
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166 feet. . . .
101 feet. . . .
96 feet. . . .


1880


Between Viele and Frmnklin


1880.


Between Furmlngton and Mt. Sterling.
Between Farmington and Mt. Sterling.
Between Mt. Sterling and Bloomlield. .
Between Mt. SterUog and BloomAeid. .


Treetie

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Howetmae

Trestle


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Number pile and trestle bridges and length in Iowa 140 14,744

Number of spans of bridges, of 100 feet and upward 9 1,780

Number of wooden bridges. Pony Howe Truss 64

Number of crossings of highways at gi-ade 70

Number of crossings of highways under grade 2

l^umber of railroad-crossings at grade (specif yine each) 3

St. Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern at Donaldson.

Keokuk & Des Moines at Farminc^n.

Wabash, St Louis & Pacific at Eldon.

RATES OF FARE.

Average rate of fare per mile for passenjprers on roads operated

by this company, cents 8

Average rate of fare per mile received from passengers to and

from other roads 3

Average rate per nule for special-ticket passengers 2



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OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY. WITH LOCATION OF OFFICES.

President— Elijah Smith, Boston, Massachusetts.
Secretary and Treasurer— J no, W. Smith, Burlington, Iowa.
General Superintendent— J no, W. Smith, Burlington, Iowa.
Chief Engineer— ¥L, A. 8umner, Burlington, Iowa.
Attaitor—i, A. Ostrander, Burlington, Iowa.

General Passenger Agent and General Freight Agent— Jno. W. Sncdth,
Burlington, Iowa.
Receiver— Elijah Smith, Boston, Massachusetts.

NAMES OF DIRECTORS, WITH RESIDENCE.

Elijah Smith, Boston, Massachusetts.

Henry Sayles, Boston, Massachusetts.

P. W. Smith, Boston. Massachusetts.

W. W. Crapo, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

W. J. Rotcn, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Edward D. Mandeville, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Jno. Severance, St. Joseph, Missouri.

T. J. Weakley, St. Josepn, Missouri.

Jeff Chandler, St. Joseph, Missouri.

General offices at Turlington, Iowa.

Date of annual meeting of stockholders, second Wednesday in July.

Fiscal year of the company, January 1.

STATE OF IOWA, )

County of Des Moines, f

John W. Smith, Greneral Superintendent of the Burlington & Southwest-
em Kail way Company, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he has
caused the foregoing statements to be prepared by the proper officers and
agents of this company, and haying carefully examamined jbhe same, declares
them to be a true, full, and correct statement of the condition and affairs of
said company on the 30th day of June, a. d. 1881, to the best of his knowl-
edge and behef .

(Signed) JNO. W. SMITH,

GenercU Superintendent

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 12th day of September, a. d.
1881.

W. D. EATON,
[l. 8.] Notary Public,

Beceiyed and filed in the office of the Commissioners of Railroads, this
13th day of September, 1881.

E. G. MORGAN,
Secretary of Board of Railroad Commissioners,



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REPORT



Central Iowa Railway Compa]

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1881.



GENERAL EXHIBIT FOR THE YEAR.

Total income

Total expenses (including taxes)

Net income

Rentals:

C, R. I. & P. K'y (included in above expenses). .$ 6,000.0(

G. & M. R'y. October, 1, 1880, to June 80

Interest accrued during year 259,000.0(

Interest paid during year 259,000XX

Interest on funded debt 259,0UO.0(

Interest paid on funded debt



Balance for the year, deficit

Balance at commencement of year 352,441.6^

Floating debt liquidated during the year 7,011.1S

Balance at commencement of year as so charged. .

Balance June 30, 1881

ANALYSIS OF EARNINGS.

From local passengers

From through passengers

From express and extra baggage

From mails

From other sources, passenger department

Total earnings from passenger-department

From local freight

From through freight

Total earnings from freight department

Total transportation earnings *

Rents for use of road and grounds, etc

Income from all sources (specifying same), miscellaneous

Total income from all sources

Proportion for Iowa

Earnings per mile of road operated

Receipts from passenger trains per train mile run (200,017,

miles)

Receipts from freight trains per train mile run (882,205, miles)



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AITALYSIS OF EXPENSES.

Salaries of general officers and clerks $ 22,849.73

Legal expenses 6,003.92

Insurance 1,782.57

Stationery and printing 4^694.01

Outside agencies and advertising 6,776.69

€k)ntingencies and miscellaneous 59,257.28

Repairs of bridges (including culverts and cattle-guards) 9,308.77

New bridges (including culverts and cattle-guard^ charged to

expenses 8,978.47

Repairs of buildings 2,676.33

Repairs of water-works 2,743.47

Repairs of fences, road-crossings, and signs 4,238.83

Renewal of fences and stock yards 1,713.10

Renewal of rails 212,413.88

Renewal of froffs, splices, bolts and spikes 10,443.25

No. tons laid, steel 2,753.68.

Renewal of ties 23,450.65

No. laid 44,018.

Repairs of road-bed and track 60,753.23

New ballast charged to repairs 17,602.00

Repairs of locomotives 52,946.32

Repairs of tools and machinery 11,605.01

Fuel for locomotives 60,597.02

Water-supply 3,559.33

Oil and waste 6,749.41

Locomotive service, salaries and wages 51,615.79

Train supplies, tools and fixtures 4,596.40

Repairs of freight and passenger cars ' 57,066.26

Salaries and wages of conductors, baggagemen and brakemen 41,560.79

Telegraph expenses 5,546.14

Loss and damage, freight and baggage 1,957.80

Loss and damage, property and cattle, including losses by fire 1,557 38

Personal injuries 3,637.62

Agents and station service, salaries and wages 28,636.58

Station supplies, fuel and lights for cars 6,328.41

Total operating expenses 1^ 781,546^1

Taxes in Iowa 18,688.15

Total operating easpenses and taxes 800,134.49

Maintenance of way $ 354,321.98

Motive |>ower and cars 121,617.59

Conducting transportation 205,342.67

Oeneral expenses 118,852.35

Total $ 800,134.49

RECAPITULATION OF EXPENSES.

Total expenses of operating the road $ 800,134.49

Proportion for Iowa $ 800,134.49

Per mile of road operated 3,465.88

Per train mile for passenger, freight and mixed trains, 582,222

miles, cents 137.4

Percentage of expenses to earnings 85.28

Net earnings per per train mile, 582,222 miles, cents 23.71

Gross earnings per train mile, cents 101.11



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}2 REPORT OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS.



GENERAL RECAPITULATION.

[)tal earnings $

otnX receipts during the year $938,182.29

3tal operating expenses

Net earnings— earnings above operating expenses $

otal receipts above operating expenses $

arcentage of net earnings to stock and debt

Brcentage of net earnings to cost of road and equipment —



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