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GENERAL BALANCE SHEET AT THE CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS, JUNE 30, 1886.

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DESCRIPTION OF ROAD.

177.841

11.640

20.200

186.400

305.978

Length of main line of road from Albia, Iowa, to Manly Junction, Iowa..
Length of main line of road from Manly Junction, Iowa, to Northwood,

Iowa, leased to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad
Length of main line of road in Iowa, Manly Junction, Iowa, to Lyle, Minn-

esota, leased from the Minnesota & Northern... Length of main line of road to Mississippi river from Oskaloosa, Iowa, to

Iowa Junction, Illinois, bridge and bridge company's track leased,

2.571 miles.....
Length of main line of road in Iowa....
Length of main line of road in Minnesota....
Length of main line of road in Illinois....
Branches owned by this company :

Belmond branch..
Story City branch
State Centre branch..
Montezuma branch...
Newton branch......
Muchakinock branch....

3-5

89.758

22.203

34.510

26.640

13.612

27.748

124.713

124.713

498.023

409.364

63.234

53.200

498.023

Total length of branches owned by this company.

Total length of branches owned by this company in Iowa..
Total length of road belonging to this company..
Total length of road bolonging to this company in Iowa....
Aggregate length of sidings and other tracks not above enumerated.
Same in Iowa.......
Aggregate length of track, computed as single track, exclusive of sidings..
Same in Iowa.....
Total length of steel rails in tracks in Iowa, exclusive of sidings, owned....
Total length of steel rails in tracks in Iowa, exclusive of sidings, leased
Total length of iron rails in tracks in Iowa, exclusive of sidings...

Weights per yard, steel, 52 to 60 pounds.

Weights per yard, iron, 52 to 56 pounds. Gauge of track.

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Albia, Iowa to Manly Junction, Iowa

177.841 Manly Junction, Iowa to Northwood, Iowa........... 11.640–189.481 189,481 Manly Junction, Iowa to Lyle, Minnesota ...

20.2001 19.855 Oskaloosa, Iowa to Iowa Junction, Illinois...

186.400 96.642 BRANCHESHampton, Iowa to Belmond, Iowa.....

22,203 22.203 Minerva Junction, Iowa to Story City, Iowa..

31.5101 34.510 Newburg, Iowa to State Center, Iowa...

26 640] 26.640 G. & M. Junction, Iowa to Montezuma, Iowa..

13.612 13.612 New Sharon, Iowa, to Newton, Iowa.

27.748 27.748

Iowa Junction, Illinois to Peoria, Illinois...
Peorai & Pekin Union R’y Co's tracks under contract..

Less leased to B., C. R. & N. R’y Co.....
Manly Junction, Iowa to Northwood, Iowa...

Total miles operated.....

ROAD AND BRANCHES BELONGING TO OTHER COMPANIES OPERATED BY THIS COMPANY

UNDER LEASE OR CONTRACT.

3.500

Name, description and length of each :

Peoria & Pekin Union R'y, Iowa Junction, Illinois to Peoria, Ill., miles.
Keithsburg Bridge Company's tracks......
Minnesota & Northwestern R. R., Manly Junction, Iowa to Lyle, Minn,

2.871

20.200

26.271

21.327

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Total length of the above roads....
Total length of above roads in Iowa ..
Total length of above roads in other States (specifying each :)

Minnesota..

Illinois........
If any part of the road was first opened for operation during

the past year, state the date, December 6, 1885, M. & N.
W. R. R., company's track, Manley Junction to Lyle, Min-

nesota.
Total miles of road operated by this company.
Average miles of road operated by this company for year.....
Total miles road operated by this company in Iowa
Average miles road operated by this company in Iowa for year

512.654

503.980

419.051

410.377

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1,075

925

Number of persons regularly employed on all roads operated by this com

pany, average Same in Iowa.... Amount paid employes, including officials, on all roads operated by this

company. Same in Iowa.

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Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on your

road in Iowa...... Give the average number of years that wooden truss bridges last on your

road in Iowa..

8 to 9

ROAD-BED AND TRACK.

80

7

87,707

217

11

11

Number of track sections in Iowa
Average length of sections, miles...
Average number of men in each section gang.
Number of new ties laid in track during the year in Iowa.........
Average number of new tries per mile of road, laid during year........
New rails laid in track during the year in Iowa-steel (1,032 1850.2240 tons),

miles......
Total track laid with new rails during the year in Iowa, miles..
What is the average number of years that iron rails last in your track on

main line in Iowa... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in your track on

branches in Iowa? New. What is the average number of years that steel rails last in your track on

main linie in Iowa? New. What is the average number of years that steel rails last in your track on

branches in Iowa? New. What is the average number of years that ties last in your track in Iowa?

Oak, 7 to 8; cedar, 6.

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CROSSINGS IN IOWA.

What railroads crosses your road at grade, and at what locality?

Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern at Manly Junction, Abbot and Morning Sun. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul at Mason City Junction, State Center Junction and Hed

rick. Illinois Central at Ackley. Chicago, Iowa & Dakota at Eldora. Chicago & Northwestern at Gifford, Marshalltown and one mile west of Wight. Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska at Marshalltown and one mile west of State Center. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific at Grinnell and Given. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy at Maxon. Burlington & Northwestern (narrow guage), one mile east of Oskaloosa, one mile west

of Hedrick, one and a quarter miles west of Martinsburg and Brighton.
Burlington & Western (narrow guage) at Winfield.
What railroads cross your road, either over or under, and at what locality?

C., M. & St. l'. (Council Bluffs Division) at Pickering.
C., R. I. & P. (Washington Branch) at Oskaloosa,
C., R. I. & P. (Southwestern Division) at Brighton.

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How many miles of your road in Iowa are fenced, miles .....
What is the average cost per rod, this year, cents....
What is the total cost of same since 1882 (127 miles road)...
How many miles of new fencing have you built during the year (road) miles
Give the number of miles needed on both sides of your track in each county

in Iowa, (miles of road)....

36,170.67

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Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons....

68 Average weight of locomotives and tenders, tons..

48 Number of locomotives equipped with traię brake.

20 Kind of brake, Westinghouse Air Brake, 15; American Steam Brake, 5. Maximum weight of passenger cars, tons..

22 Average weight of passenger cars, tons...

20 Number of cars equipped with train brake..

32 Kind of brake, Westinghouse. Number of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform and buffer........

82 The amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road exclusive of cars, by an engine of

given weight. Weight of engine, 65 tons; 525 maximum ; 270 minimum.

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Average number of cars in passenger trains....
Average weight of passenger trains (exclusive of passenger engines, tous...
Average number of cars in freight trains....
Average weight of trains (exclusive of freight engines) tons..

14.40

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