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BLOSSBURG AND CORNING RAILROAD.

(Leased to and operated by Fall Brook Coal Company, of Pennsylvania.)

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Line of Road.-Corning, N. Y., to Lawrenceville, Pa...... 15.64 miles. Sidings, etc., 5.41 miles. Gauge, 6 feet. Rail, 62 lbs. to yard.

Rolling Stock.-Owned by Fall Brook Coal Company.

The capital stock is $250,000, on which 5 per cent. dividends are paid. The
present company purchased the road at Sheriff's sale, in 1854, for $250,000, subject to
liens upon it to the amount of $245,000, since paid off, excepting $48,000. The orig-
inal cost of the road was $582,346.
DUNCAN S. MAGEE— President....

Watkins, N. Y.
George J. Magee, Vice-President..
Treasurer-John Lang..

Watkins, N. Y. Master Mechanic-0. C. Patchell... Corning, N. Y.
Superintendent-A. H. Gorton.....Corning, N. Y. Tkt. & Fgt. Agt.-R. J. Burnham..
PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND ADDRESS.

Watkins, Schuyler Co., N. Y.

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Line of Road.-Middleboro, Mass., to Taunton, Mass....

...8.54 miles. Sidings, turnouts, etc., 0.56 mile. Gauge, 4 feet 84 inches. Rail, 49 lbs. to yard.

Rolling Stock (December 1, 1869).—Locomotive, 1. Cars (passenger, 1; baggage, 1, and freight, 23), 25.

Operations (year ending November 30, 1869). —Gross earnings (passenger, $12,524 78; freight, $15,883 91; mail, $600; interest, $299 78), total, $29,308 47; current expenses, $26,813 14; nett earnings, $2,495 33. No dividends.

General Balances (December 1, 1869).—Capital stock, $148,075 ; debt, $28 03 ; reserve, $22,449 19. Per contra : Property (road, $133,470 93, and rolling stock, $19,368 41), $152,839 34; assets, $17,712 88....

. Total, $170,552 22
J. B. TOBEY-President..

Wareham, Mass.
Sec. d Treas.--Edward Pickering.. Boston, Mass. Ticket Agent-H. S. Harris. . Taunton, Mags
Superintendent-A. E. Swazey.... Taunton, Freight Agent-W. B, Sproat..
Roud Master Daniel Frazier.....

Transfer Agl.—Edward Pickering. Boston,
PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND ADDRESS.

Taunton, Mass.

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CONTOOCOOK RIVER RAILROAD.

(Operated by Northern New Hampshire Railroad Company.)

Line of Road.-Contoocook, N. H., to Hillsboro' Bridge, N. H.....14.64 miles. Sidings, turnouts, etc., 1.08 mile. Gauge, 4 feet 81 inches. Rail, 50 lbs. to yard.

Rolling Stock.-Furnished by Northern (N. H.) Railroad Company.

Operations for year ending March 31, 1869.-Gross earnings, $38,457 59. Current expenses, including taxes, $22,526 50. Nett earnings, $15,931 09.

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General Balances.-Capital stock, $200,000, and funded debt (6 per cent. bonds), $30,000. Per contra : Cost of road, $257,000; (cost to present Company, $30,000). THEODORE FRENCII--President....

.Concord, N. H. Treasurer-U. Crocker..

Boston, Mass. Road MasterJ. N. Perkins. Bradford, N. H. Secretary-J. Y. Muyridge. .Concord, N. H. Master of Machinery-J. N. Lander. Concord, Superintendent-Geo. E. Todd

Gen. Ticket Agt.-W. F. Simons..
Engineer-A. M. Shaw..

Gen. Fgt. Agt--E. L. Whitford....
OFFICE, ETC.. Concord, N. H., and 53 Washington street, Boston.

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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY OF CANADA.

Line of Road.-Niagara Falls, Can., to Windsor (opp. Detroit), Can..229.00 miles.

( Hamilton (43 m. W. Niagara Falls) to Toronto, Can..37.75 Branch Harrisburg (62 m. W. Niagara Falls) to Galt, Can.... 12.00 Lines : Komoka (129 m. W. Niagara Falls) to Sarnia, Can....51.00

Wyoming (165 m. W. Niagara Falls) to Petrolia, Can. 4.75—105.50

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Total length of main and branch lines owned by Company ...... 334.50 miles.
Gauge, 5 feet 6 inches. There is a third rail on main line for narrow (4 ft. 8} in.) cars.

Erie and Niagara RR. (Fort Erie to Niagara Wharf,) Can....31.00 miles.
Leased.
Galt and Guelph RR. (Galt to Guelph, Can.).....

..15.50 Lines :

Detroit and Milwaukee RR. (Detroit to Grand Haven, Mich.). 189.00
The Erie and Niagara, and the Galt and Guelph Railroads are accounted for
separately, the profit and loss alone entering the Company's books. The Detroit and
Milwaukee Railroad accounts are given elsewhere.

The Company own two Steamers, used on the Ferry between the Canada and American shores of Detroit River. The steamers connecting Grand Haven, Mich., and Milwaukee, Wisc., belong to the Detroit and Milwaukee Company.

Rolling Stock-Locomotives.-Passenger, 46; Freight, 44; others, 93. Total, 99. Cars.-- Passenger, 146; Baggage, 45; Box freight, 1,263 ; Stock, 110; Platform, 336 ; Service, 120. Total, 2,020.

Operations for year ending July 31, 1869, in gold:

Earnings from Passengers, $1,542, 985; Freight, $2,262,824; Mails and Express, $119,626 ; Miscellaneous, $8,676. Total Earnings, $3,934,114. Add balance from last year, $5,495, and dividends from other Companies, $65,769.

Current Expenses, including Taxes, $2,153,598; Interest paid, $480,315 ; Discount and Exchange paid, $604,165; other payments, $52,669 ; Dividends, $705,625. Balance to credit of income, $9,006.

Miles run by Passenger trains, 808,853; by Freight trains, 1,091,468; by Service trains, 776,072. Total, 2,676,393 miles.

Passengers carried, 752,123 ; carried one mile, 62,174,724. Tons of Freight moved, 714,487; moved one mile, 117,877,595.

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF BALANCE SHEET.

Share capital..
Funded debt..
Ferry renewal fund.
Liabilities
Balance to credit of income.

$18, 202,126 Road and equipment..
8,656. 115 Stock and bonds owned.

61.129 | Material on hand.
672 089 Due from other roads.
280.895 Other assets.

Cash on hand.
$27,872,654

$25,027,287

1.263.067

703281 1:5.876 254.528 406.615

$27,872,654 The Share-('apital consists of—Common stock, £3,477,589 ; preferred 5 per cent.

stock, £262,573 ; perpetual 5 per cent. debenture stock, £16,700. The Funded Debt consists of—£488,200, 6s, due 1873; £127,000, 6s, due 1876; £185,000, 54s, due 1877; £62,000, 54s, due 1878; £1,000, 5s, due 1881 ; balance due Government for loan, £563,815.

Directors (elected October 27, 1869).—Thomas Dakin, Thomas Faulconer, Paul Margetson and George Smith, London, Eng.; John Fields, Manchester, Eng.; Gilson Homan, Kirkstall, Eng.; Wm. Weir, Glasgow, Scotland; John Carling, London, Can.; Donald McInnes, Hamilton, Can. ; Wm. McMaster, Toronto, Can.; M. K Jesup, New York. THOMAS DakinPresident......

London, England. William McMaster-Chairman of Canada Board..... Toronto, Canada. Secy. and Treas.-Joseph Price...Hamilton, Can. Auditor-J. Metcalf..

Hamilton, Can. General Supt.-W. K. Muir..

Gen. Freight Agt.--Jno. Crampton. Detroit, Mich. Assistant Supt.-W. Wallace.. London, Can. Asst. Fright Agt.-M. Pennington. Hamilton, Can. Chief Engineer-Geo. Lowe Reid. Hamilton, Can. Solicitor-Æ.Irving... Vechanical Supt.-W. A. Robinson

Purchasing Agt.-Jas. Howard... PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND ADDRESS...

Hamilton, Canada. London Office......

.No. 126 Gresham House, old Broad st., E. C.

EAST PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD.

(Leased to Philadelphia and Reading Company, for 999 years, from May 19, 1869.)

Line of Road.- Reading, Pa., to Allentown, Pa.......

36 miles. Sidings, turnouts, etc., 9.8 miles. Gauge, 4 feet 84 inches. Rail, 52, 57, 60 and 64 lbs.

Rolling Stock.-Locomotive engines, 14. Cars (passenger, 8; baggage, mail and express, 5, and freight, 125), total, 128.

General Statistics (years ending October 31).-Statements for seven years :

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For more extended statements see MANUAL for 1869–70. During the period embraced in the above table no dividends were paid, the nett earnings, after paying interest on bonds, having been applied to construction. At the date of the lease the balance of nett earnings amounted to $751,350. To secure this sum to the stockholders a scrip dividend of 100 per cent. was declared, making the capital under the lease $1,309,200, on which the lessees are to pay 7 per cent. per annum. The funded debt (1st mortgage 7 per cent. bonds, due March 1, 1888), originally $600,000, has been reduced by the operations of the sinking fund to $195,900. FRANKLIN B. GOWEN-President.....

Philadelphia, Pa. Henry C. Jones--Secretary and Treasurer.... PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND ADDRESS.. No. 227 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, Pa.

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CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY.

(Consolidation, June, 1864, of the Chicago and North-Western, the Galena and Chi

cago, and the Peninsula Railroads, including lines since leased or purchased.)

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The lines of railroad owned, leased and operated by the Chicago and NorthWestern Railway Company, are as follows: WISCONSIN DIVISION..

..314.6 miles. Chicago, Ill., to Fort Howard, Wisc..

242.2 Kenosha, Wisc., to Rockford, Ill..

72.4 GALENA DIVISION..

. 261.0 Chicago, Ill., to E. bank of Mississippi (opp. Clinton, Ia.)....137.0 Junction (30 miles W. Chicago) to Freeport, Ill...

91.0 Elgin (42 miles N. W. Chicago) to Richmond, Ill..

33.0 Iowa Division (Leased).....

..354.0 Bridge, E. bank of Mississippi, Ill., to Clinton, Ia ..... 1.1 Chicago, Iowa and Neb. RR. Clinton to Cedar Rapids, Ia.. 81.3

Cedar Rapids & Mo. River RR.–Cedar Rapids to Mo. River.271.6 MADISON DIVISION...

... 67.6 Belvidere, Ill. (78 miles W. Chicago), to Madison, Wisc..... 67.6 PENINSULA DIVISION...

73.8 Escanaba, Mich., to Lake Angeline Mine, Mich.

67.9 Branches and Extensions to Mines....

5.9 MILWAUKEE Division—Chicago, Ill., to Milwaukee, Wisc..

85.0 Total length of railway owned, leased and operated...........1,156.0 miles. Second track, 30 miles. Sidings, 181.7 miles. Gauge, 4 feet 84 inches.

In addition to the above the North-Western Company own the Winona and St. Peter Railroad, now in operation for 126 miles, and the La Crosse, Trempeleau and St. Peter Railroad, now in progress of construction from La Crosse to a point on the Mississippi River, opposite Winona, a distance of 27 miles. To furnish the means for the construction of the latter the Chicago and North-Western Company have guaranteed bonds to the amount of $800,000. The accounts of these two roads do not appear in those of the North-Western.

The annual rental paid for the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad equals 474 per cent. of the gross earnings of the road. The rental paid for the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railroad is $1,750 per mile, to January, 1871. After that date the rental is to be $700 of the first $1,500 of gross earnings, and 33} per cent. of the excess over $1,500 and up to $4,500, and 20 per cent of all excess over and above $4,500.

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The Peninsula, and the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroads were acquired by an exchange of the shares of the respective Companies for those of the Chicago and North-Western Company. The Winona and St. Peter Railroad was acquired by purchase. The price paid has never been made public.

LOCOMOTIVES AND CARS. Statement of locomotives and cars on hand at the date of consolidation and at the termination (May 31) of each subsequent year:

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Total of all cars.

2,655 3,239 3,857 | 5,689 5,733 5,875 Statement of the Operations, Earnings and Expenses of the Company for five years, ending May 31, 1869 :

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Average miles operated. (846.2 m.) (924.5 m.) (1,037.6 m.) (1.153.4 m.) (1,156.0 m.) Passengers carried.

1,086.697 1.511.992 1.532.028 2.060.412 2.231.941 Freight (tons) carried.

9.36.184 1.370.516 1.726.919 1.982. 129 2,211.826 Passenger earnings

$2.167,901 77 $2.510.727 52 $2.945,016 191 $3,573,031 47' 33.990,998 13 Freight earnings.

4,448,598 57 5.393.191 39 6,619,589 89 8,266,809 40 9.291.478 39 Express carninys.

90.045 37 157,157 30 316.016 37 461.105 57 316.164 53 Mail earnings.

07.885 90 77.660 21 1241.485 27 172.605 90 175.959 25 Miscellaneous earnings.

46,317 53 105,103 86 96.627 81 137,994 12 166.742 89 Total gross earnings. $6,829,749 75 $8,243,810 28 $10,161,735 45 $12,614,816 46 $13,911,313 19 Operating expenses.

4.295.472 86 5.072.959 31 6,724.205 15 7.488,184 01 7,507,510 31 Us, taxes on earnings.

157,769 07 200.169 48 107.611 96 89.215 46 99.711 93 U. S. revenue tax stamps.

4,514 61 5,689 22

6,152 31

4,915 10 State and county taxes.

168,119 91 2019. 139 99 266,126 57 289,761 79 312,332 48 Total expenses and taxes $4,621,361 84 $5,527,083 45 87,103,993 20 $7,873,646 60 87,924,519 82 Earnings less expenses....... $2,199,387 91 $2,716,756 83 $3,057,742 25 $4,741,199 86 $6,016,823 37 Earnings per mile operated.. 8.060 45

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9.888 80 10.037 09 12.059 99 Expenses per mile operated.. 5.461 31 5.978 45 6,913 19 6.826 47

6,855 12 Profits per mile operated... 2,599 14 2,938 63 2,975 61

4,110 62 5,204 87 Expenses to earnings (excl. taxes)--P. C...

62.98
61.54
66.17
59.36

53.85 Expenses to earnings (incl. taxes)-p. c...

67.75
67.04
69.91
62.42

56.84

Statement of gross earnings, expenses and profits for the year ending May 31, 1869, on each division of the Company's lines:

Gross Earnings.

Expenses.

DIVISIONS.

Miles of
Road.

Profits
Made,

Amount.

Per Mile.

Amount.

Rate p. c.

Wisconsin..
Galena.
Iowa.
Madison.
Peninsula,
Milwaukee.

314.60 $3,143,969 41
261.00 4.622.395 78
351.00

4.290.894 54
67.601 227.883 41
73.80 531,085 66
85.00 1.122,114 39

$9.993 55 91.876,094 48
17.710 33 2,363,006 91
12,121 17 2.678.526 40
3.371 06 140.606 16

7.236 93 317.785 10
13,201 35 558,440 78

59.67 50.90 62.42 61.73 59.50 49.77

21.267.874 93 2.269.388 87 1.612.368 14

87.217 25 216.300) 56 563.673 61

Total.

1,156.0 $13,941,343 19 $12,059 99 $7,924,519 82

56.84

$6,016,823 37

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