1924

366

RAILROADS
No, 363,-FREIGHT TRAFFIC:

TRAIN AND CAR MOVEMENT

[NOTE,-Figurcs are avallable only.f0r Class I rallways after 1916, bu~ they are quite closely comparablo
with the preceding data for all railways, as may he. seen by comparing the two sets of ~gures for 1916,
Switching and terminal roads excluded beginning wIth 1908, The tonnage of revenue freight POl' loaded
car is obtained byusing the entire number ofloaded car-miles (including cars carr.ying llonrevenuefreight)
as a divisor and is therefore less thl1ll the actual average load]
Car-mlles (thousauds)
Class and yoar 01' yearly
average

Tralnmlles
(thousands)

Loaded
(revenUe
and nonrevenue)

Tons of revenue freight

Per
train

Empty

Per
loaded

cal'

Freight rovenue

Average

miles

Per
tralnmiI<l
(dollars)

per
car
per
day

Per
carmile
(conts)

--- - - - - - - - - - --All r" .. ds:

1891-1895 _____________ " """ 467,299 --"-_oO--- .. -- _.. - .... _-----1800-1900 __________ " ______ 489,723
1901-1905 ____ " ____________ 519,896 --Ii;oiii;ii2S- --4:320;3ii61900--1910 ______________ " __
11,754,421
5,234,008
1911-1915 __________ " ______ 603,105
G08,122 13,305,081
6,100,925
1890 ______________________
1891 _________ " ____________ 435,171 --.--------- ------.-- ..
446,275
--------- ... - -----------1892____________ _________
1803 ______________________ 485,102
1894 ______________________ 508,720
1895 ______________________ 446,807
440,201
1890 _____ , ________________
479,500 ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~:: I::~:::: ~:: ~:
1897 ______________________ 404,002
--------- ... -:
_____________________
1899 ______________________ 503,700 ------------ -----------507,842 ---------_ .. - --- .. -------1900 _______ " ______________ 402,544
------------ -----------1901 ______________________
8,889,233
3,921,979
1902 ______________________ 491,942
499,711
0,290,427
4,030,087
1003 ______________________
0,844,158
4,346,700
190L _____________________ 520,312
9,840,577
4,501,805
1905 _______________ " ______ 535, 091
546,424 10,278,745
4,801,290
1906" _____________________
594, DOG 11,410,599
5,170,955
1907 _______________ " ______ 629,090 12,021,820
Ii,
008, 572
1908 ______________________
5,153,181
1909 ______________________ 587,218 11,128,231
5G8,855 11,360, 8M
5,242,095
1910 ______________________ 635,451 12,851,295
5,408,337
101l. _____________________
5,832,515
1912 ______________________ 026,406 12,859,386
5,767,144
1913 ______________________ 612,345 13,088,332
1914. _____________________ 1643,841 '14,271,044 I G,120,861
113, 669, 210 I G, 519,810
1915 __ ~ ___________________ 1605,023
0,594,287
1916 ______________________ 552,004 12,039,535
632,304 15,855,103
6,770,225
Olass I roads, total:
1910-1020.. __________ , ____ 604,422
15,156,421
0,836,894
1010 ________ " _____________
6,698,592
1917 ______________________ 617,600 15,714,456
6,702,739
1018 ______________________ 631,188 15,774,877
1UlO ______________________ 616,151 14,88'1,642 7,101,739
6, ,176,350
1020 ______________________ MO,61i7 14,170,431
7, 201i, 048
1921 ______________________ 607,508 15,231,608
510,202
12,864,452
7, 21i6, 010
1922 ________ " _____________
0,741,900
1923 ________ " _____________ 534,655 13,834,368
020,330 16,200,151
8,470,220
11lB~:n iii;,;;ici:------------ 600,570 1.5,013,645 8,535,281
1910--1920 _________________
G, 512, G90
3,059,466
1920 ______________________ 244,387
0,332,153
3,030,942
1921 ______________________ 232,982
5,117,78:3
3,082,791
1922 ______________________ 197,814
200,651
5,745,826
2,
77:l, 458
1923 ______________________
6,00·1,674
3,543,213
1924 ______________________ 210,812
227,880
0,430,285
3,472,178
Southern
district:
1910-1920
_________________
2,620,391
1,246,008
1920 ______________________ 113,132
2,730,543
1,305,355
192L _____________________ B9,489
2,250,135
1,365,124
1922 ______________________ 100,975
11123 __________ ____________ 109,808 2,004,601 1,368,815
3,034,190
1,025,610
1921 ______________________ 126,516
126,951
3,077,240
1,741,788
Western
district:
101&-1020 _________________
0,023,3'10
2,530,519
1920 ______________________ 240,903
0,103,001
2,808,751
1921 ______________________ 255,037
4, 996, 534
1922 ______________________ 211,503
2,808,095
5,483,942
1923 ______________________ 218,190
2,500,726
0,330,287
1924 ______________________ 217,001
3,301,397
2'15,745
0,406,111
3,321,315

_-

~

::::::::::::I::::::::::::
__ .M ________

1898~

184 -------229
304 ---ii:4:359
10.5
438
20.7
175 -------182 .... _----182 -----_ .. 184 - .. _----180 - .. _----190 .... _-_ .. -199 -------205 -------226 ----_ .. _244 -------271 -_ .. _---281
lfl.6
2UU
10.0
311
17.6
308
17.7
322
18.1
3~4
18.9
357
111.7
352
19.0
303
19.3
380
19.8
383
19.7
407
20.2
1445 121. 1
1452 121. 1
502
21. 4
579
23.1

..

1.62
1. 76
2.35
2.72
3.19
1.05
1.54
1. 65
1. 03
1. 50
1.01
1. 03
1.05
1. 73
1. 79
2. 00
2.13
2.27
2.44
2.43
2.50
2.01
2,701
2.05
2.70
2.86
2.00
3.02
13.24
13.31
13.47
13.03

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.. -- .. _--- -------

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--_ .... ---------- ------- ..
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--_ .... -- ..
--li5~5------_ ..
il0.3 ------- ..

-- .. _----

613
560
597
628
031
647
570
011
644
647

25.4
22.8
24.8
27.0
25.5
26.7
24.6
2·1. 3
25.2
21.1

5.30
3.00
4.27
5.33
6.14.
0.81
7.38
'I. III
7.19
7.23

21. 9 .. _-_ .. - ....
10.1 ------- ..
17.7 ------- ..
22.0
2,1. 8 ----23.-6
25.1
28.1
22.4
31. 4
28.6
~3. 5
27,8
28.1
26. U
27.3

738
795
689
720
776
7018

28.1
29.7
27.0
26.2
28.0
26.5

0.05
8,11
8.57
8.44
8.56

----ii:ii

8.40

23.0
30.3
33.5
30.7
30.9
29.8

581
620
572
615
629
649

20.0
27.0
26.3
26.5
26.8
26.8

4.14
5.64
0.18
6.08
6_03
0.15

19.9
25.4
28.4
20.2
25.7
21i.4

----so:i

510
530
483
511
525
554

22.2
23.2
21. 4
21. 3
21. 4
21. 2

5.00
0.21
0.87
0.60
6.45
0.70

21. 7
27.1
30.5
27.5
26.2
25.7

----28.-0

19.6
20.1
24.5
23.4

24.5
27.0
32.0
32.3

25.1
26. <1
30.3
2S.9
~

Source: Interstate Cammel'ce Oommission,

I

Class I and Class II roads.

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