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Maximum weight of locomotives and tenders, tons...
Average weight of locomotive and tenders, tons...
Number of locomotives equipped with train brake....
Kind of brake. Westinghouse automatic.
Maximum weight of passenger cars, tons.........
Average weight of passenger cars, tons....
Number of cars equipped with train brake-all passengers equipment......
Kind of brake. Westinghouse automatic.
Number of passenger cars equipped with Miller platform and buffes........
The amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road exclusive of cars,

by an engine of given weight. Weight of engine, tons

25.7

140

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125.93

Average number of cars in passenger trains
Average weight of passenger trains, exclusive of passengers, tons
Average number of cars in freight trains....
Average weight of freight trains, exclusive of freight

17.8

195.8

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348,212,039

1.06

1.46

1.26

Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile....
Average rate per ton per mile received for through freight, cents
Average rate per ton per mile received for local freight, cents.....
Average rate per ton per mile received for all freight, cents
Average cost per ton per mile to move freight, cents
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 read)....

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2.09

CAR MILEAGE.

15,708,123 21,178,910 8,521,259 2,833,590

Number of miles run by loaded freight cars east and north
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars west and south............
Number of miles run by empty freight cars east and north.
Number of miles run by empty freight cars west and south

Total freight car mileage.......
Percentage of empty freight cars hauled east and north to all freight cars

hauled east and north...
Percentage of empty freight cars hauled west and south to all freight cars

cars hauled west and south

47,941,932

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TONNAGE CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TRANSFER AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, FOR THE

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1886.

East bound number of ton
West bound number of tons

48,299 180,179

Total tons..

195,478

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TONNAGE OF ARTICLES TRANSPORTED WITHIN THE STATE OF IOWA. (Approximated.)

PER

TONS. OKNT. Grain....

86,181 24.08 Flour and mill stuff.........

34,046 18.11 Provisions (beef, pork, lard, etc.).....

3,863 1.08 Animals.....

11,568 3.23 Other agricultural products...

16,595 4.36 Lumber and forest products..

71,323 19.94 Coal....

36,128 10.10 Plaster, lime and cement.

4,938 1.38 Salt.

1,216 .34 Iron, steel, castings, lead and mineral products.

2,983

.82 Stone and brick....

18,528 5.18 Manufactures-articles shipped from point of production

6,081 1.70 Merchandise, and other articles not enumerated above....

46,358 12.68

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Total tons carried...

367,686

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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

EXPRESS COMPANIES.

What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what conditions as to

rates, etc.; and what kind of business is done by them, and do you take their freights at the depot, or at the office of such express company? American Express Company. They make their own rates and pay this company a per diem rate, based on tonnage transported; they do a regular express business and we take their freights at the depot; it is handled entirely by their own employes.

SLEEPING-CARS.

Do sleeping, parlor or dining-cars run on your road, and if so, on what terms do they run, by

whom are they owned, and what charges are made in addition to regular passenger rates? The Pullman Palace Car Company runs sleeping-cars on this company's main

line in Iowa. They charge about $1.50 from St. Paul to Sioux City. What is the total amount paid by your company to palace or sleeping-car companies, to what

companies, and the amount paid to each? Please state fully the arrangement by which these cars run on your road, the terms, and who receives the earnings. This company paid the Pullman Palace Car Company 3 cents per mile for each mile run by their cars on this road. Total amount paid during the year, $33,729.63. The Pullman Palace Car Company receives all the revenue.

UNITED STATES MAIL IN IOWA.

What is the compensation paid you by the United States Government for the transportation

of its mails on your road in Iowa, and on what terms of service? $11,286.00, on main line; $4,276, on branches. Terms prescribed by the United States Post-office Depart

ment. What amount have you paid for receiving and delivering mail to and from stations on your

road in Iowa? $320.00.

TELEGRAPH.

How many miles of telegraph are owned by your company in Iowa? 55.47 miles. This

company owns one-half. What other company, if any, owns a line of telegraph on your right of way in Iowa, and

how many miles do each own? The Western Union Telegraph Company owns one-half of all telegraph lines, and this company right of way.

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REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOWA DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1886.

KILLED

INJURED.

1886.
August 7 August Aloir, carpenter.
October 2 G. W. Ellsworth, macbinist.
October 28.J. F. McElhose, brakeman.
November 14 Henry Edman, farmer
December 3 M. J. Yarc, brakeman.
December 8 E. R. Larkin, brakeman..

1886.
February 8 T. B. Wilson, brakeman.
March 6 Thomas Fitzgerald.
May 71J. L. Bacon, carpenter

Sioux City
Sioux City
Sioux City
Near Le Mars
Sioux City
Sioux City

Falling off roof of round-house ; left arm broken.
Running a saw; three fingers cut.
Fell off engine; right hand bruised.
Driving across track; struck by train ; shoulder bruised.
Coupling cars; finger jammed.
Coupling cars ; left hand jammed.
Falling from car; spine injured.
Walking on track ; right arm lacerated.
Ripping board; lost two fingers.

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Sioux City
Sioux City

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NAME.

1886. May

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Number of persons killed during the year.
Number of persons injured during the yoar......
Number of casualties purely accidental during the entire year..
Number resulting from lack of caution, carelessness or misconduct.
Number of trespassers on track killed.
Number of trespassers on lrack injured....
Number of tramps or others stealing rides killed or injured...

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OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY, WITH LOCATION OF OFFICES.

President-Marvin Hughitt, Chicago, Ill.
Vioe-President-M. L. Sykes, New York City.
Secretary-E. E. Woodman, Hudson, Wis.
Treasurer-M. L. sykes, New York City.
General Manager-E. W. Winter, St. Paul, Minn.
General Superintendent-J. M. Whitmáu, St. Paul, Minn.

Division Superintendents-Jas. McCabe, St. Paul, Minn.; Hugh Spencer, Mankota, Minn.; H. S. Jaynes, Omaha, Neb.

Chief Engineer-Charles W. Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.
Superintendent of Telegraph-H. C. Hope, St. Paul, Minn.
Auditor-L. A. Robinson, St. Paul, Minn.
General Passenger Agent--T. W. Teasdale, St. Paul, Minn.
General Freight Agent-J. T. Clark, St. Paul, Minn.
General Solicitor-J. D. Howe, St. Paul Minn.

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