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Identifier: streetrailwayrev13amer (find matches)
Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants' Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Subjects: Street-railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation



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PORTS-MOUTH RAILROAD. The line of the Cincinnati, Georgetown & Portsmouth RailroadCo., organized in 1872, was built as a narrow gage railroad betweenCincinnati and Georgetown. October, lyoi, the road was purcliasedby A. W. Comstock, of Detroit, Mich., and W. R. Todd & Co.,. ofCincinnati, O., and plans .were immediately made for changing theroad to standard gage and equipping it for electrical operation. Thechange of equipment has been going on during the past year andseveral extensions have been added. One of these is a branch fromthe main line to Coney Island, and another branch has been builtto Batavia, O., connecting the main line with the Norfolk & West-ern Ry. The road now comprises 50 miles of standard gage trackabout half of which is laid with 70-lb. steel rails and the rest with60-lb. New ties have been put in throughout and the roadbed isballasted with an excellent quality of washed gravel. There werea number of heavy cuts and deep fills along the road and 37 wood
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INTERIOR or IOVVKK IKIUSK ol- THI-; CINCINNATI, CKORCKTOWN & IdRTSMdllTH H. R. METROPOLITAN ELEVATED EARNINGS. The statement of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated RailwayCo., Chicago, for the fiscal year ending Feb. 28, 1903, shows grossearnings of $2,040,000; total operating expenses, $952,707; net earn-ings, $1,087,298. The rejtort shows a surplus of $9,785 exclusiveof the three per cent paid on the preferred stock and all expensesand charges of the year. The gross earnings for the previous yearwere $1,753,313, and the operating expenses $737,209. Passenger re-ceipts last year showed an increase of $281,083, or 16.6 per cent, butthe cost of conducting transportation increased over 27 per cent,bringing the ratio of operating expenses up to 46.7 against 42 theyear before. The company in three years has paid g/i per cent individends on its preferred stock. Recently officials of the Illinois Valley Traction Co., of La Salle,III., entertained seven aldermen from Ottawa (III.) and fo

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