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No. 542.— T he Alaska Railroad— Summary of Passenger and Freight
Services: Y ears Ended June 30, 1940 and 1941
1940
Road mileage operated—
monthlyaverage.........
PASSENGERTRAFFIC
Passenger-trainmiles»___
Mixed-trainmiles...........
Passenger-carmiles, passen­
gertrainsi____........... .
Passenger-carmiles, mixed
trains.....................
Total revenue passengers
carried....................
Revenue passengers carried
1mile....................
Total passengerrevenue__
Averagerevenueperpassen­
gerpermile..............

500.8
110,720
10,406
487,364
21,994
29,610
L939,980
$264,716
$0.OG359

1941

1910

1941

FREIGHTTRAFFIC
600.8 Freigbt-trainmiles.........
138,712 6,052
Mixed*trainmiles.......... 10,400 20
10,775
Loaded cars, 1mile, freight
135,293 andmixedtrains........ . 2,206,472 3,198,092
16,775 Empty cars, 1mile, freight
andmixedtrains.......... 1,623,600 2,337,794
681,3G3 All cars, 1mile...,...... . 3,830,081 5,535,886
Tons ofrevenuefreight car­
30,460 ried:
Coal......—.......... . 113,980 153,933
43,292
Miscellaneous......... . 80,487 207,302
Tons ofrevenuefreight car­
7,007,839 ried1mile__ ___ __ _ 39,907,588 GO,723,881
$3G6,142 Total freightrevenue...... . *2,311,152 $4,301,478
Averagerevenueper tonper
$0.05225 mile......... ........... . $0.05701 $0.07084

i Includingmotormiles.
Bource: DepartmentoftheInterior, DivisionofTerritoriesandIslandPossessions.
No. 543.— Electric Railways— Summary: 1890 to 1937
Note.—Thecensusofstreet railways, whichwasfirst takenin1890, andwhichhasbeentakenat quin­
quennial intervalsbeginningwiththeinquiryfor1902, covers(1) all street railways, without regardto
kind of motive power, and (2) all interurbanrailwaysusingotherthansteamasmotivepower. The
nonelectricrailroadsincludedarethoseoperatedprincipallybycableandgasolineengines. Operations
ofelectrifieddivisionsofsteam-railway companies arenot included. Figures in this table and tables
544-64C, 648,650donotincludedatafor motorbusandtrolley-bus operationsofelectriostreet railways.
(For motorbusandtrolley-busstatisticsfromcensusreports, seetables551-563.)
1890

1808

1912

im

1937

1932

11037

789
*478
Numberofcompanies.......
987 1,260 *1,200 3063 *706
Milesoflineoperateds.... .
5,782 16,646 30,438 31,264 27,94S 20,110 14,214
Milesofall trackoperated*___ 8,122 22,577 41,066 43,932 40,722 31,548 23,770
Valueofroadandequipment
99,768
(thousanddollars)......... 389,357 2,167,634 4,696,563 6,058,762 (<) 4,143,381 4,3
0,119 264,575 o182,165 152,476
Number ofemployeess...... 70,764 140,769 282,461 30
Number ofpassengercars__ 32,505 60,29G 76,162 77,301 70,309 59,692 44,864
llevenuopassengers,including
pay-transfer (thousands)_ 2,023,010 4,774,212 9,645,555 12,666,55812,174,592*7,955,981 7,485,290
Operating revenues (thou­
sanddollars) *.............
90,,617 247,654 667,512 1,016,719 927,774 566,290 513,129
Operating expenses (thou­
,119
,011 142,313 332.896 727,795 694,460 442,607 4067
sanddollars) .......... 626
9.1
8.4
71.6 74.G 78.2
57.5
68.7
Operatingratio(per'cent)__
*Exoludesdatafor 22companies, operatingonapart-year basis. Thesecompaniesreported36,810,221
passengers; 9,108,009car-miles; 1,042,866car-hours; $2,388,295, operatingrevenue; and$2,412,010, operating
exa
pe
ncslu
e.des certain companies in Pennsylvaniawhich maintain'edseparateorganizations, though con­
In
trolledthroughstockownershipby other companies. For 1912thesecompaniesweretreatedasmerged
andnot includedinthenumberroported.
*Includessmall mileageoftracklyingoutsideUnitedStates.
*Dataincomplete. Someofthecompaniesengagedinbothlight-and-power andelectric-railway oper­
ationswereunable toreport separately thevalues of plant andequipment assignabletotheir railway
activities.
*Number reportedasofJune30, for 1890, 1922,1927, and1932;for1902,averagefortheyear; for 1912,as
ofSept. 16. Figuresfor1937representanaverageofnumbersreportedonJune30andDec. 31.
4Includes334trolley-busoperators.
11ncludes29,721,000trolley-buspassengers.
,
1Includesauxiliaryoperatingrevenuesof$8,905,000for 1927and$91,242,000for1922; auxiliaryexpenses,
$7,822,000for1927,and$49,232,000for1922. Dataforoperatingrevenuesandoperatingexpensesofauxiliary
operationsexcludedsofaraspossibleforearlieryears.
Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Census of Electrical Industries, report on
Street Railways and Trolley-Bus and M otorbus Operations.

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