1920

334

RAILROADS.

N<l. 22'i'.-ltAILROADS:

OrrmA'l'ED MILEAGE ANn ANNUAL IN{)RE:AS1~ (JF MrLEAOE,
18;)9 TO 1918. 1

[SonTCe" Calendar rems lR:19 to 1S80, PODl"S Mununl of RaHronds; yom's Buding,.June SOl 1800 ~o ~9W
and cfLlNIChw years 1916 IDl7, and 1918, statistic"l reports of the Interstate ComlllGrec (,Dmml"~lOn.
No milc!tgc iuclUllee1 for Alaska 01' fIawnii. The term" milcltge" signifies slngle·trrwk mlleage.J

_.

.

)files uf

Year.

Annual

line in

increase

OPOl'fl'
HOIl.

Rge.

Mllos of

"--,--,

180G •...•..
18U7 .......
1868 .......
717
1869 .......
'191
1870 .......
159
192 . 1871 .......
1R72 .......
255
1873 .......
297
1874 .......
OfiB
1875 .......
398
1876 .......
1,369
il877 .......
1,'656
187H •••••••
1,9r.l
1879 .......
1,926
1880 .......
2,452
1,'360
18B1.. •••••

2,~LR

3,535
4,0211
4,185
4,377

1844 ........

11 163R

1815 ........
]811, • __ .....
18·17 ........
1M8 ........
18,19. __ ... __
1850 .......•
1851 ........
11)52 .........
1803 __ ......

·1,930

1i,598

5, '9~6
7,365
~)t 021
10, 9~2
12, 90S
In, 300

1854 ........

IH,720

18i15 ........

lR,-374

1~~6 ::::::::1

22,016
'2/1,'['03
'2\1,968
28,789
30,626
1l1,2Sr.
:3" 1"0
170

1850 .........
1857 ........
1858 ........
1061 ........ 1
lRG2 ........ 1
1860 ........
IBO·j · ...... 1
IBt15 .. - .... ,.

l,flM
3,612
2,487

2,465
1,821
1,837
ftt10
834

:ftii:

~2, (!O~·

35. O~5

1882. __ •••.
1883. __ ••••
1884" .....

1885 .......
1886 .......
ilS87 ••••••.
188~ .. __ ...
1889 .......

l,D50

1890 .......

'738
1,177

IMl. ......
1892 .. __ '"

Miles of
lino in
opera·

AunuI11
illcreu~e

Year.

of milo·

age.

tlon.
-- ....

~--~--

Egg
1>16

2,:102

1SBO ........
18,10 ........
1841 ........
1~42 •....•••.
1843 ........

linelll
operftw
tiOll.

Yelll'.

of ulile-

1l6,801
~U, 250
42 229
46: 84-1
52,923
60,301
nG,I71
70,26H

72,385
74,0%
76,808
79,082
81 '747
8£:556
!lB,262
103,108
11<1,677
1~1 422

125: 345
128,320
13G, SS8
1-19,214

156,]1<1
1£1,27G
167,191
172,035
175, U91

-.~

1,716
2,249
2,979
4,615
6,-078
7,379
'[),870
4,1l97
2,117
1,711
2,712
2,274
2,065
4,809
6/ill
9,H'H;

1893 •••••••
189·!. ......
1895 .......
IS9G .......
1897 .......

11,5G9

lUDO· ......
191:0· ......
1911 3 ••••••
1912' ......
1913"......
1914" ......
11)]5· ......

6,7,15
3,923
2,975
8,018
12,B7£
6,900
5,102
(2)

4,.844
3.,ti56

!898 .......
1890 ........
1900 •••••••
1901. ......
1902 .......
1903 .......
1901. ......

IHO;; .......
1906 __ • ____
19U7 ... " ..

IV08 8 ......

I9lt\" .... __
HjlU ' •• __ ..

1917" ......
1916 3 . . . . . .

179,83·1
IH~, 733
1B-l, u~8
186,681
188,8,1·1
190,8'10
194,3Sr.
19S, 964
202,288
207,25:;
213,422
220,112
225 196
230: 761
'236,949
2~O, 846
244,,084
2·19,'902
2;;4,'132 .
258,033
261,036
263,547
:264,378

20B,03I
25B,381
:201i,059
204,233

Annual
inel'emm
01 mileage.

---4, ]43
~,899

1,8%
2,0:;3
2,1(,3
2,'020
a,46B
4,1i28

3t 32-1

4, goo
G,lG9
6,690
5,084
5,565
6,188

····"ii;ii3S
5,1l1lll
4,740
3,3£1

B,003
2,OU
B31

lJti53

am

'322
41,S26

1 ,"'01' additiolllLl trackage, see .following tittle .
• flee eX[llalllltioll ·of B0\11'006, etc., at head of ta.ble.
'EJ.:cluc1es mileage of switchIng and terminal -companies not segregnte(l for yeal" pl'evi(llI" to 1('08.

• Decrease .

No.22S.-lR:A.ILROADS:

LENGTH V:F' SINGLE, SECOND, rrHIRD, AND FOURTH TRACJt:I!l,
AND YiHlD TRACK AND SWINGS, AND TVTAL MILEAf'1E OPER.A!l'ED, l8D7ro lIBK'

[Source: .statistical reports of the IntorstatcCommercc ·Commission. ]
,_.

-,--

Yenrended-

_._------

ISingle track.

June 30:

I

18.97 .. • ...... • .. • .... 1
1898 .................
189\1 .................
19DO .................
19OL ................
19 02 .................
19 OS .................
10 D,1. ................
19 05, ................
1906 .................
1907. __ ..............

Milea.

----

track.

track.

Third

Fourth
traCIe.

Miles.

HileB.

HileB.
780.48

;BecDlld

19.09' ................
1910· .. __ ............
19ll' ... __ ...........
1912· ................
I'013· .• __ ............
19 H2 ..••••••..••....
1915 2........ • __ ._··_0
19.16' ................

183,-284.25
18'I,M8.26
187,534.68
192,556,03
195,561.92
200,154.06
205, 313. 54
212,243.20
216,973,61
"222,840,30
227,454.83
280,4.94,02
235,402.09
2'10,830,71\
2~6, 238, 02
24'9,852,06 .
253,470.20
256,547.10
257,569,32
259,210. RO

24,%1.tl5
26,273.79
27,608.66
28,644.67
28,935.21

905.79
1,009.65
1,'047.37
1.,Jl94.48
1,153.90
1,20·1.04
1,303.53
1,467.14
1,609.63
1, '166.07
l,960.42
2,{)81.T6
2,]69.55
2,206. S9
2,414.16 .
2,511.76
2,588.68
2,696.03
2,714.30 .
2,730.62

1!)lB'................
l'Dl7'..... _..........
1illS'. __ .............

259,705.18
29,<114.28
232,'097.09
Q9,912.58
233, 14'1,Jl8 , 80,982.40

2,721.27
2,774.58
2,817.73.

1908 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dec. 31:

Ii, 018.47
'il,293.'25
H,M6.54
12, rDl.48
12,845.42
18,720,'72
14,681.'03

i

15,824,,0'1

17,056.:30
17,936.25
19,420.82
'20,209:05
20, n49.41 ,
21,658.74

23,451.26.

793.57
790.21
829.29
876.13
895.11
9G3.3!l
1,0-16.50
1,215.63
1, 279AlG
1,389.78
1,408.99
1,453.56
],488.78
1,747.10
1,90g,32
1,964.06
2,071. 45
2,303.06
2,198.34

'2,229.83

2,189.78
2,]89,8V

Yard tmck
and .sidings.

Tota.l.

!AWes.

MUes.

45,9:1<1.46
47,589.09
49,223.65
52,153.02
M,914.S6
58,220.93·
61,560.06 .
G6,4\)2.'16
6U,941.67

73,760.91
77,749. '16
'79,452.64 .
82,876.63
85,581. 93,
88,978.95 '
92,019.13
95,211,41
98,285.07
99,910.1'6
101,869.23
'102,983. 81
lln, 1'08. 48
103,262.~

---242,018,4 5
24<i, 333.82
250,142.51
258, 7g~.3
265,252.2
274,19.5.36)
283,821.52
297,07B.34
SOG, 79B. 7 4
817,083.1 9
327,975.26
.333"M5.8 6
8,12,351.2'1
351,766. [)9
362,824. oj 9
371,237.9'2
ll79,508.1 4
387,208.31
391,141."]
394,ll-14.2
397,014. 32
3(18,682.55
372,437.46

RcpreSllnts mileagecove1'ed by opamting returns. {See Table 237.)
»Exelndes mileage O"f 8witehing ~lld termlnal·compal,iea not segmgll.ted for yell.rspreviouH tfl 'l!lDR.
• Exclu9-6s mileage of roads ihavlng 1:>perating 'l'eVeU1Jl8S ~urth" year below '$1,'000,000, Il.I1U ·of switching
and termmal companies.
1

1921

374

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS.

No. 237.-ELEOTRIO RAILWAYS, 1921: 1

MILEAGE AND NUMBER OF OARS,
BY STATES AND BY GEOGRAPrrW DIVISIONS.

(SOLU'CC: The. Electric Railway Journal.]

Motor 'l.'raHer
paspassenger senger
cars.
Cars.

Num- 1files of
bel' of singk'
comtmck. 2
,Panics...

State.

Elcc- Freight Freight
and
tric
and
Other
loco- express express SerVice
motor trailer co.rs.4 ('·ars.5
motive~.
cars.
cars. a

---- --- --- - - - ----- --- --- --t~~~gr:~:. ~

:::::::: :: ::: ::::

Arkansas ................ " •• i
California ..... , ........... .
Colorado .................. .
Conncctieut .......•...••..
Delaware ................. ;
District of ColumbJ.a...•...
Florida .................... .

e!~~:~:=::·::.:=,::::·:,:::::
11ldiall(t.................... .

:::::: ::,:::: ::::::::

i~::sas
fgiiit;t~~:.,:::::::~~::,:::=·:
,'}Laiue •• " •. e,'" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
lif!lt;Vlctl1d ................. .
:Massadb.ulietts~ ........ _ ....•.•

;Ht~~!;~8.:::: :: :::,::: :::::
M~ssissrppl ................ .

MlSSOUrL................... .

(Montana ................•. ~

Nebra81ra. " .. '" ........•.•
N.e:v:ada............... ,., ........ ,.
0

New l1a.mpshine. ' 0 . " . . . . . ..
New.Jersey ... " .... , .... ..
New .Mexico .............. .
New York ................. .
No);th Cal'Olilla •.• _....... .
NOl'thD.akota .............. .
·.Ghio ........................ J
01clahoma ....... __ ..... ; ., .
Oregon ................... '"
Bennsylyania ......... , .•... :
Rhode:Island ........ , .. : ..
,south Catalina.. ~ .... " ••.•
South.D.l1kota ....•..•. ,... _ ..••.
Tenllessee ................ .
:T.exas ...................... .
·Utah ...................... .

~:~~~~~ .. ~:,:::.::::::::.::.::
Washington ..• '........... .

West Virginia ......... ~ ... _
Wisconsin ., ............................ .
Wyoming .................. .

.12
4i

3GO.98,
54.'44:

{)

1.28.30:

36
12

3,251. 74
4G8. 91;
1,562.42
158.80'
388. HI

7

2

7

8
11
3.

55

196.59,
478.71

102•. 20

3,614,38
28 2,452.71 :
24
963.32
14'
514.6!}

7


14

11
3t!
24
13
7
22

.7
.5

2

11.
24
2
01

11
4:
60
17
8
105
4
4

3
1'1

4iIi5.'51) ,
800•.20
521U17:
7OS•.GO

2,768.29'
I, SOO.72
757.08 '
'94.'78'

1,158.03,
84f1.'02 :
2G6. 00 i
10.80

249.9.0
1,582.63'

694.13 i
4, 517..'03 !
399. D7
148.65

1

25.85:

449.59 !
985.95 .
170.50
103.33,
13,
.442.88
15 1,083.7-1

5
8

IG

3,n!l

.4:21

1,780
225
1,094
300
674
35
5,951
1 !l!J.7
' 780

3u9

!)U7

,film

45J
2,052,
5,7rJl

2,791),
1, i~6·.
25m·
In!)

610
9

WO'
3,2~g

10.05
5,6Hi.30 18,351
300.42;
323.
5'1 '
2.7.31
4,214.34 ;5,089.
369.53 "
320

21

17

4>16 ;
li2

,21.3:

692.94:
.761.:30

n6

7,7418:
1,055
186 :
33
739
1,470!
2lI!)
126
803
1,097:
61:8:
939

.3

42,

1i
'10
32!l

4:

2-.1,

.............
4:.

"--'73' '-"--44-

52
98
29
11
46

60

4
25
9
5
25
22
4:3
47
17
16
8
36

·.. · .. 7'
. ..... i'
--"77:3'- .. · .. ;;9·
U1
56
30

12
3!l
2

22

.4:7 ; ··· ..···S·

12

11
12

5!).

272
81
1-1,
4
257
26

1

52
19
19

"2; O(J5'
458
377

95

11;
1

77

49

5

63
150,
45

17
\)

2
4
89
1

1,648
165
8

11

B
108

147

....

·i~-

27
.200
3 .........

10'

283

51

33

289

28
36
22

49
8
125
134
76
27'

6;3
108
-&1
.20

10

903.

354

112'
17

..···,2(r
5

24

475

1

33'1

15
.3

1

4
24

31

""'2si
221
164

26
8
2
40
38
87
329

97
20

57

....,...... ",,, .. .............'
10
50
........ -.... ............... ............... ............. ............ .............

2

102

I
22

..······5·

22
34,1

14
43

"i;UiiJ' .. "i25' .... i3Z· .. · .. S8· ·'j;.275·, ... , '942
I)
18
9
178
16
14
8, ._.......
2:3 , . ............ ............. . .... '"' .,. ..;
,

5tH

~

32

7
20 :
23
103
4:
100
30
3
28
4 ····· .. ·i·
100r
1
122
2.1
42
'.1
4
3
61
.70
28
15
24
128
7
1, ........

192.
3,

143

31,

342
96 :
459 ;
102

41

1 .... ,. .........

""".2'
21

3:
11

16
33
35
12'

.. ·..

538,
.22.
166,
707
167,

3
2

~f

!I7

212
1
32
741.
22 :
27

49'
12:
50

96

77:
lIO

326
1;

259
9
35
95D

5
18
2
411
41.
2111

~I

71i
45
27

n
1:
-............. -... ... ......
----, --------- ------ ---' ----TotaL ................ .
83B 47,555.23 ,78,02.1 : '6,H2
1,,324: 7,712
700
4,754
7.,005'
2

22. eo,

"',.,.,

Geograp1tic divi$ion,~.6
'NewEllgland States ... ... ,
Eastern States ............ .
Ce~l1tral States .......... '"
Southern States ........•..
:Western S tateli ........... "

'78 5, Gll.:£18, 9, '133,
270 14, lOa. 7,1 34,21:6
249 16,177.56 22,312
81 2,467.22
3,696
160 9,·194.73
'Y,264'

370
2,5<15
1,086
304
937

136
167:
179.
25
253 .

202
382,
5-15
38

'157

137

301,
3,,504
247
3, '133

1,474

150

2, .519
1,722

2,051
1,443
345
765

281

1, 009'

1 Th~reports from which this tuble is m:1de up :1re rendered at difl'el'Ollt dates, the average of whir.h is
about July 1,1920.
2 Sin~l~-track equivalents for city and interurban companies; route milea/?o for e1ectrified steam roads.
8 FreIght cars orcer-tain roads engaged extensively ill interchunge and havlllg numerOllS fr~ight ill com- i
parisoll with passenger C:1rs have been omitted.
"
4 NOllrevenue cars such as work cars, snowplows, etc.
1
6 Funeral, sleeping, dining, and cars not otherwise classified.
.
~
G New England States-IYfainc, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut. 1
Eastern States-New York, New JerseV1 Pellllsylvl1uia, Dolaware, Distriet of Columbia, Marylancl, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, CentralSta.tes-:M:lChigau, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, 'lI1innesota,
Iowa, Missouri. Southern S tates-North Carolina, South Carolina, Georg ll1 Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Tennessee, LouisiaIla, Al'lcansas. Western States.-North Dakota, Bouti1 Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada,
Kansas, ~ex~.,I.,. Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Oklahoma,
New Mexlco, wyommg.
I

4

1922

310

RAILROADS.

No. 286.-RAILROADS:

OPERATED MILEAGE 1 AND ANNUAL INCREASE,

1842 TO 1921.

[Sources: Calendar years 1842 to 1889, Poor's Manual of Railroads; years ending June 30, 1890 to 1916,
and oa.lendar years 1916 to 19Z1t...statistical reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission. No
milea.ge included for Alaska or l:I.awaii.j
Miles of

Year.

1842 _.••••••
1843 ....... .
1844 ••••••••
1845_ .......
1846 ....•.••
18'!7 ....... .

1848 ....... .

1849 ••••• '"
1860 ....... .
1851 ....... .
1852 ...... ..
1858 ..... " ••
1854 ....... .
1855 ....... .
1856 ....... .
1857 ...... _.
1858 ....... .
1859 ....... .
1860 ...... ..
1861 ....... .
1862 ....... .
1863 ...... _.
1864 ...... .
1865 •••..••

l1l66 ....... .

1867 ....... .
1868 ....... .
1 Includes

line in
operation.

4,026
4,185
4,377
4,633
4,930
5,598
5,996
7,365
9,021
10,982
12,908
15,360
16,720
18,374
22,016
24,503
26,968
28,789
30,626
31,286
32,120
33,170
32,908
35,085
36,801
39,250
42,229

Miles of

Annual
increase
oimiIeage.
491
169
192
256
297
668
398
1,369
1,656
1,961
1,926
2,452
1,860
1,654
3,642
2,487
2,465
1,821
1,837
660
834
1,050
738
1,177
1,716
2,249
2,979

Year.

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 ...... .
1&14 .•.•.••
J>;95 ••.. _••

line in
opera·
tion.

Annual JI
increase
ofroileage.

46,844
52,922
60,301
66,171
70,268
72,385
74,096
76,808
79,082
81,747
86,556
93,262
103,108
114,677
121,422
125,345
128,320
136,338
149,214
156,114
161,,276
167,191
172,035
175,691
179,834
182,733
184,628

4,615
6,078
7,379
5,870
4,097
2,117
1,711
2,712
2,274
2,665
4,809
6,711
9,846
11,569
6,7'15
3,923
2,975
8,018
12,876
6,900
5,162

~;S44
3,656

4,143

2,899
1,895

Miles of Annual
line in increase
opera·
of mile·
tion.
age.

Year.

1896 ...... .
1897 ...... .
1898 •••••••
1899 ..... ..
1900•••••• _
1901. .•..••
1902 ••••••.
1903 •••••••
1904 ...... .
1905 ..... ..
1906 •.•..•.
1907 .......
1908 8 ••••••
1909 B••••••
1910 3 . . . . . .
1911& ..... .
1912 8 .... ..
1913 3 . . . . . .
1914 3 . . . . . .
1915 3 __ ••••
1916 3 • - ••••
1916 3 . . . . . .
1917:1••••••
1918 8 . . . . . .
1919 v••••••
1920 3 •••• -;
1921 8••••••

186,681
188,844
190,870
194,336
198,964
202,288

207,253

213,422
220,112
225,196
230,761
236,9·19
240,846
244,084
249,992
254,732
258,033
261,036
263,547
264,378
2(J6,031
266,381
266,05g
204,233
263,707
263,821
262,544

2,058
2,163
2,026
3,466
4,628
3,324
4,965
6,169
6,690
5,084
5,565
6,188

""-8:238
5,908
4,740
3,301
3,003
2,511

831

1,653
350
'322

"1j~::

114
Q,2'17

duplications of mileage operated under trackage rights.

J See explanation of sources, etc., at
3 Ex{)ludes mileage of switching and

'Decrease.

head of table.

terminal companies not segregated for years previous to 1908.

No. 237.-RAILROADS:

LENGTH OF SINGLE, SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH TRACKS,
AND YARD TRACK AND SIDINGS, AND TOTAL MILEAGE 1 OPERATED, l~OO TO IV21.

(Source; Statistical reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission.]
Year ended-

Single track.

Second
track.

Third
track.

Fourth
track.

Yard track
and sidings.

Total.

Milcs.

Miles.

Mile8.

-----.-~-.

J'une30:
1900 .................
1901 ............... _.
1902 .................
1903 .................
1904 .................
1906 .................
1906 .................
1907 .................
1908 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19091 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1910 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19111 .................
19122 ..•••••••.••••••
1913 2................
1914 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1915 2 ••••••••••••••••
1916 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dec. 31:
1916 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1917·••••••••••••••••
1918 B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1919 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1920 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1921 3 ••••••••••••••••

Miles.

Miles.

Miles.

192,556.03
195,561. 92
200,154.56
205,313.54
212,243.20
216,973.61
222,340.30
227,454.83
230,494.02
235,402.09
240,880.75
246,238.02
249,852.06
253,470.20
256,647.10
257,569.32
259,210. fl6

12,151.48
12,845.42
13,720.72
14,681.03
15,824.04
17,056.30
17,936.25
19,420.82
20,209.05
20,949.41
21,658.74
23,451. 26
21, 9!)1. 65
26,273.79
27,608.66
28,644.67
28,935.21

1,094.48
1,153.96
1,204.04
1,3013.53
1,467.14
1,609.63
1,766.07
l,960.42
2,081.16
2, J69.55
2,206.89
2,414•.16
2,511.76
2,588.68
2,696.03
2,714.30
2,730.62

829.29
876.13
895.11
903.36
1,046.50
1,215.53
1,279.66
1,389.73
1,408.99
1,453.56
1,48R.78
1,747.10
1,903.32
1,964.06
2,071.45
2,303.06
2,198.34

77,749.46
79,452.64
82,376.63
85,581.93
88,973.95
92,019.13
95,211.41
98,285.07
99,910.1G
101,869.23

259,705.18
232,697.09
233,144.58
234,363.36
235,233.93
234,702.06

29,414.28
29,912.58
30,982.40
31,379.26
31,511. 46
32,113.03

2,721.27
2,774.58
2,817.73
2,920.20
2,936.03
3,002.75

2,189.78
2,189.87
2,229.83
2,268.23
2,289.00
2,338.15

102,983.81
101,108.43
103,262.92
104,493.15
105,408.29
107,098.15

52,153.02
54,914.86
58,220.93
61,560.00
66,492.46
69,941. 67

73,760.91

258,784.3o
265,352.29
274,195.3 6
283,821.52
297,073.34
306,796.74
817,088.1 9
327,975.26
333,645.8 6
:3-12,351.24
351,766.59
352,824.49
371,237.92
379,508.14
387,208.31
391.141.51
394,944.26
397,014.32
868,682.55
372,437.46

~75/42(!:.20

377,378.71

379,254.14

1 Represents mileage covered by reports of operations and contains duplications of mileage operated
under trackage rights.
I Excludes mileage of switching and terminal companies not segregated for years previous to 1908.
s Exclu~es mileage of roads having operating revenues for the year below $1,000,000, and of switching
and termmal companies.
.~

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