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UNUIV o FFL L1B.







I S. . EPTOMY


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
II I 111 1 1111111 11 111111I N 1

3 1262 08853 9761
Staement No. M-24O(OS-iF)

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION OCTOBER, 1938
BUREAU OF STATISTICS

MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 162 reports representing 172 steam railways

(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 1938 AND 1937


ITEM


AGGREGATES
1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month:
1-01. Number of coal-burning steam locomotives. . . . . .
1-02. Number of oil-burning steam locomotives. . . . . .
1-03. Number of electric locomotive units. . . . . . . .
1-04. Number of gasoline, gas-electric, and diesel locomotives. . . .
1-05. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-06. Number serviceable (not stored). . . . . . . .
1-07. Number serviceable stored. . . . . . . . .
1-08. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . .
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month:
2-01. Number serviceable (not stored). . . . . . . .
2-02. Number serviceable stored. . . . . . . . .
2-03. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . .
2-04. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . .
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month.
3-01. Number serviceable (not stored). . . . . . . .
3-02. Number serviceable stored. . . . . . . . .
3-03. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . .
3-04. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . .
4. Rail motorcars owned at close of month:
Electric motorcars,
4-01. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
4-02. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
4-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
Other motorcars,
4-04. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
4-05. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
4-06. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
Total motorcars,
4-07. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
4-08. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
4-09. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
5. Freight cars online at close of month: a/
Home cars,
5-01. Number serviceable .. . . . . . . . ...
5-02. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
5-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
5-05. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
5-06. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
5-08. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . .
5-09. Total. . . . . . . . . . . .
6. Freight cars owned at close of month . . . . . . . ..
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . .
7-02. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . .
7-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . .

AVERAGES
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service. . . . .
8-02. Locomotives assigned to road freight service. . . . . .
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service. . . . .
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motorcars at close of month:
9-01. Electric motorcars. . . . . . . . . . .
9-02. Other motorcars . . . . . . . .....
10. Percent unserviceable of freight cars on line at close of month:
10-01. Home cars. . . . . . . . . . . .
10-02. Foreign cars. . . . . . . . . . . .
10-03. All cars (home and foreign). ...... .................
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train cars .......
12. Miles per locomotive-day:
12-01. Serviceable road freight locomotives. . . . . . .
12-02. All road freight locomotives. . . . . . . . .
12-03. Serviceable road passenger locomotives. . . . . . .
12-04. All road passenger locomotives. . . . . . . .
13. Miles per motorcar-day:
13-01. Serviceable motorcars (all types). . . . . . . .
13-02. All motorcars (all types). . . . . . . . .
14. Car-miles per freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight cars. . . . . . . . . .
14-02. All freight cars. . . . . . . . . . .
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day. . . . . . . . . .
16. Percent freight cars on line of freight cars owned. . . . . . .
17. Percent home cars of total freight cars on line. .... ..............


UNITED STATES



1938 1937#


10 881
1 445
172
280
12 778
9 347
931
2 500
14 665
1 785
7 300
23 750

5 259
595
2 000
7 854

2 213
160
2 373
560
105
665

2 773
265
3 038

997 445
229 147
1 226 592
690 962
9 657
700 619

1 688 407
238 804
1 927 211
1 706 726

32 891
3 559
36 450


11 186
1 481
170
196
13 033
10 337
654
2 042
16 302
1 673
5 914
23 889

5 865
535
1 682
8 082

2 232
131
2 363
565
134
699

2 797
265
3 062


995
182
1 178
787
9
797

1 783
191
1 975
1 748
33
3
37


EASTERN DISTRICT


1938



5 724
15
156
166
6 061
4 172
531
1 358
5 097
752
3 768
9 617

2 145
274
986
3 405

1 953
124
2 077
163
43
206

2 116
167
2 283

403 441
151 601
555 042

323 866
5 174
329 040

77 307
16 775
884 082
772 521
16 589
1 870
18 459


1937#



5 960
15
154
119
6 248
4 810
391
1 047
5 716
940
2 951
9 607

2.465
278
757
3 500

1 968
108
2 076
176
61
237

2 144
169
2 313

409 996
114 177
524 173

364 580
4 643
369 223

774 576
118 820
893 396
800 034
17 088
1 684
18 772


SOUTHERN DISTRICT


POCAHONTAS REGION


1938



394


394
316
35
43
707
94
200
1 001

154
28
25
207

6
1
7

2
2

8
1
9

79 194
5 051
84 245
19 22S
111
19 334

98 417
5 162
103 579
121 970

735
44
779


1937#



385


385
340
16
29
794
68
159
1 021
176
19
14
209

7
7

2
2
9

9

80 067
1 744
81 811

21 984
153
22 137

102 051
1 897
103 948
123 730

730
49
779


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19.6
30.7
25.5

6.7
15.8
18.1.
1.4
12.4
9.8
107.5
66.0
177.2
119.0
96.0
67.6

37.4
32.8
548
112.9
63.6


20.8

5.5
19.2

15.5
1.2
9.7
8.9
108.0
73.
173.6
126.7

97.4
88.9
39.2
35.4
602
113.0
59.6


22.4
39.2
29.0

6.0
20.9

27.3
1.6
17.7
10.1

111.8
58.5
176.0
111.4

84.
78.4
31.0

W6
114.4
62.8


16.8
30.7
21.6

5.2
25.7
21.8
1.3
13.3
9.0

110.2
65.
119.8

85.8
79.6
32.3
28.0
505
111.7
58.7


10.9
20.0
12.1

14.3

6.0
.6
5.0
5.6
96.3
66.6
162.0
118.8

201.9
179.5
44.2
42.3
1,088
84.9
81.3


7.:
15.6
6.7



2.1
:.7
1:.8
6.3

91.2

121.8
176.1
176.1
47.
46.6
1,226
84.0
78.7


SOUTHERN REGION


1938



1 646
30
4
17
1 697
1 354
54
289

2 446
220
993
3 659

898
119
301
1 318


133
7
140

44
4
48
177
11
188


17.0
27.1
22.8

5.0
8.3
19.5
1.2
12.2
12.7

95.6
3.
153.4
103.0

111.8
105.9

41.7
36.6
601
108.6
59.9


1937#



1 655
30
4
17
1 706
1 389
55
262

2 662
255
833
3 750

953
116
276
1 345

134
7
141

40
10
50
174
17
191

103 446
25 230
128 676

98 771
914
99 685

202 217
26 144
228 361
207 818
4 081
554
4 635


15.4
22.2
20.5
5.0
20.0
19.6
0.
12.0

96.8
67.6
151.3
106.9

121.7
111.5
43.3
38.2
632
109.9
56.3


WESTERN DISTRICT


1938



3 117
1 400
12
97
4 626
3 505
311
810
6 415
719
2 339
9 473

2 062
174
688
2 924

121
28
149

351
58
409

472
86
558

406 032
46 084
452 116

258 503
3 252
261 755

664 535
49 336
713 871
604 359
11 527
1 057
12 584


24.7
23.5
18.8
14.2
10.2
1.2
6.Q
S:4


189.5
134.9

140.0
117.7
41.9
39.0
578
118.1
63.3


1937#



3 186
1 436
12
60
4 694
3 798
192
704
7 130
410
1 971
9 511

2 271
122
635
3 028

123
16
139
347
63
410

470
79
549


402
40
44:

30:

306

70
45
74
61

1
1


ITEM No.







1-01
1-02
1-03
1-04
1-05
1-06
1-07
1-08
2-01
2-02
2-03
2-04

3-01
3-02
3-03
3-04

4-01
4-02
4-03
4-04
4-05
4-06
4-07
4-08
4-09


2 408 5-01
0 972 5-02
3 380 5-03

2 472 5-04
4 063 5-05
6 535 5-06

4 880 5-07
5 035 5-08
9 915 5-09
6 896 6
1 832 7-01
1 003 7-02
2 835 7-03



15.0 8-01
20.7 8-02
21.0 8-03

11. q-01
15. 9-02
9.2 10-01
1.3 10-02
6.0 10-03
7.8 11
112.3 12-01
84-.3 12-02
190.5 12-043
143.9 12-04

139.6 1S-01
119.0 13-02

44.5 14-01
41. S 14-02
624 15
121.6 16
59.1 i 17


# Note. 1937 figures restated to include Class I switching and terminal companies which began reporting on Form OS-F, January 1, 1938.
a/ Number of freight cars on line of Portland Terminal Company not included. This company unable to furnish comparable figures for month of October 1937.


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Page 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF STATISTICS
MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 162 reports representing 172 steam railways
(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)
FOR TEN MONTHS ENDED WITH OCTOBER, 1938 AND 1937


SOUTHERN DISTRICT
UNITED STATES EASTERN DISTRICT WESTERN DISTRICT
ITEM ITEM No.
POCAHONTAS REGION SOUTHERN REGION

1938 1937# 1938 1937# 1938 1937# 1938 1937# 1938 1937#
AGGREGATES*
1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month:
1-01. Number of coal-burning steam locomotives. . . . . . . 10 937 11 232 5 791 5 998 379 373 1 647 1 649 3 120 3 212 1-01
1-02. Number of oil-burning steam locomotives. . . ... ............... .1453 1 473 15 14 30 31 1 408 1 428 1-02
1-03. Number of electric locomotive units. . . . . . . . . 170 171 15 4 155 4 4 12 12 1-03
1-04. Number of gasoline, gas-electric, and diesel locomotives. ..........255 175 155 116 17 17 83 42 1-04
1-05. Total..... ........ . . . . . . . . . ..12 815 13 051 6 115 6 283 379 373 1 698 1 701 4 623 4 694 1-05
1-06. Number serviceable (not stored). . .. ....................9 032 10 327 4 014 4 889 291 320 1 351 1 398 376 3 720 1-06
1-07. Number serviceable stored. . . .....................1 413 642 853 352 51 23 61 41 448 226 1-07
1-08. Number unserviceable. . . . ...................... . ... 2 370 2 082 1 248 1 04' 37 30 286 262 799 748 1-08
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month: 1
2-01. Number serviceable (not stored) ................. 14 083 16 169 4 836 5 923 667 772 2 494 2 663 6 086 6 811 2-01
2-02. Number serviceable stored )..... . . . . . . . .2850 1 730 1 360 868 164 91 239 203 1 087 568 2-02
2-03. Number unserviceable .... . . . . . . . . .6 959 6 132 3 496 2 894 181 167 973 919 2 309 2 152 2-03
2-04. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 892 24 031 9 692 9 685 1 012 1 030 3 706 3 785 9 482 9 531 2-04
2-04. Total............... ...................
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month: 2 11. .
3-01. Number serviceable (not stored) ... ................... 5 513 5 967 2 277 2 542 159 173 960 999 2 I17 2 253 -01
3-02. Number serviceable stored..... ........ . . . . . . .656 503 319 245 27 16 8 9 91 221 151 3-42
3-03. Number unserviceable...... . . . . . . . . ..1 869 1 646 891 722 22 19 285 264 671 641 3-03
3-04. Total.a............... .. ... ... ..8 038 8 116 3 487 3 509 208 208 1 334 1 354 3 009 3 045 3-04
4. Rail motorcars owned at close of month:
Electric motorcars,2127
4-01. Number serviceable. . . . ...................... . 2 226 2 249 1 960 1 980 7 7 13 135 127 127 4-01
4-02. Number unserviceable. . . . . . ..........174 125 14 8 05 8 6 18 14 4-02
4-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 400 2 374 2 108 2085 7 7 140 141 145 141 4-03
Other motorcars,
4-04. Number serviceable. 565 579 167 185 2 2 46 45 350 347 4-04
4-05. Number unserviceable. . . . . .........................112 12949 57 4 5 59 67 4-05
4-06. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677 708 216 242 2 2 50 50 409 414 4-06
Total motorcars,
4-07. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . ....... 2 791 2 828 2 127 2 165 9 9 178 180 477 474 4-07
4-08. Number unserviceable. . . . ......................286 254 197 162 12 11 77 81 4-08
4-09. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 077 3 082 2 324 2 327 9 9 190 191 554 555 4-09
5. Freight cars online at close of month: a/
Home cars,
5-01. Number serviceable ....... . . . . . . . . . . 1 111 698 966 223 459 057 404 360 91 571 79 525 120 188 96 681 440 6882 385 657 5-01
5-02. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . ........217 020 187 045 139 207 114 045 3239 1 807 28 083 28 700 46491 42 493 5-02
5-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 328 718 1 153 268 598 264 518 405 94 810 81 332 148 271 125 381 487 373 428 150 5-03
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . . . 593 486 800 161 268 521 373 629 15 996 22 514 77 362 104 230 231 607 299 788 5-04
5-05. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . . . 8 520 10 418 4 555 5 188 82 122 862 1 126 3 021 3 982 5-05
5-06. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5602 006 810 579 273 076 378 817 16078 22 636 78 224 105 356 234 628 303 770 5-06
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . . . . 1 705 184 1766 384 727 578 777 989 107 567 102 039 197 550 200 911 672 489 685 445 5-07
5-08. Number unserviceable. . . . . . . . . . .. 225 540 197 463 143 762 119 233 3 321 1 929 28 945 29 826 49 512 46 475 5-08
5-09. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 930 724 1 963 847 871 340 897 222 110 888 103 968 226 495 230 737 722 001 731 920 5-09
6. Freight cars owned at close of month. . . . . . . . . . .. 1 725 382 1 750 598 78 0 897 80 568 122 906 121 863 211 323 206 146 610 256 614 021 6
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . . . . . . ........ 33447 33 605 16 910 17 082 743 725 4 071 4 101 11723 11 697 7-01
7-02. Number unserviceable. ......... .. . . . . 3 279 3 400 1 657 1 738 41 43 579 541 1 002 1 158 7-02
7-03. Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 726 37 085 18 567 18 820 784 768 4 650 4 642 12 725 12 855 7-03

AVERAGES ----
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service. . . . ..... 18.5 16.0 20.4 16.6 9.8 8.0 16.8 15.4 15.9 8-01
8-02. Locomotives assigned to road freight service. . . . . ....29.1 25.5 36.1 29.9 17.9 16.2 26. 2.3 2 8-02
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service. . . . . ..... .23.3 20.3 25.6 20.6 10.6 9.1 21.4 19.5 22.3 21.1 8-03
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motorcars at close of month:
91. Electric motorcars. . . . . 7.3 5.3 7.0 5.0 5.7 43 12.4 9.9 9-01
9-02. Other motorcars. . . . . . . . . ....... .16.5 16.2 22.7 23.6 8.0 10.0 14.4 16.2 9-02
10. Percent unserviceable of freight cars on line at close of month:
10-01. Homecars. . . . . . . .16. 16.2 23.3 22.0 3.4 2.2 18.9 22.9 9.5 9.9 10-01
10-02. Foreign cars. . . . . ..................................1.4 1.3 1.7 1.4 .5 .5 1.1 1.1 1. 1.3 10-02
10-03. All cars (home and foreign). . . . . . . . ...... .11.7 10.1 16.5 13.3 3.0 1.9 12.8 12.9 6.9 6.3 10-03
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train cars. . . . ... 8.9 9.4 8.9 9.2 5.2 5:6 12.5 11.7 7-9 9.0 11
12. Miles per locomotive-day:
12-01. Serviceable road freight locomotives........ . . . . . 98.6 105.6 102.2 107.0 85.6 90.2 89.4 97.2 101.0 109.5 12-01
12-02. All road freight locomotives. . . . . . . ....... 58.1 71.1 51.0 65.4 56.4 67.6 60.2 68.4 64.8 78.2 12-02
12-03. Serviceable road passenger locomotives. . . . . . . . .178.1 177.8 175.7 172.7 158.1 149.9 156.8 158.1 191.8 194.5 12-03
12-04. All road passenger locomotives. . . . . . . ..... 122.1 130.7 114.7 125.1 120.8 124.7 112.8 116.6 135.0 143.9 12-04
13. Miles per motorcar-day:
13-01. Serviceable motorcars (all types). . . .................. 100.0 99.7 89.3 89.3 176.9 175.6 117.4 121.8 139.4 137.7 13-01
13-02. All motorcars (all types). . . . . . . . .. ...... .90.7 91.5 81.6 83.1 176.9 175.8 110.0 114.8 120.0 117.6 13-02
14. Car-miles per freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight cars. . . . ...................... . 31.4 36.6 26.4 31.3 31.6 42.1 38.0 41.4 34.7 40.5 14-01
14-02. All freight cars. . . . . . .............27.732.9 22.0 27.1 30.6 41.3 33.1 36.1 32.4 37.9 14-02
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day. . . . . . ................. .... 446 568 366 493 769 1,078 509 591 472 581 15
16. Percent freight cars on line of freight cars owned...... . . . . . 111.9 112.2 111.6 111.0 90.2 85.3 107.2 111.9 118.3 119.2 16
17. Percent home cars of total freight cars on line. . . . . . .. ....... 68.8 58.7 68.7 57.8 85.5 78.2 65.5 54.3 67.5 58.5 17
U S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1938-0-77063
# Note. 1937 figures restated to include Class I switching and terminal companies which began reporting on Form 8O-F, January 1, 1938.
Cumulative figures shown in this statement represent averages of the number of units of equipment reported at the close of each month within the cumulative period. The averages are computed for each
railway separately and then totaled.
sJ Number of freight cars on line of Portland Terminal Company not included. This company unable to furnish comparable figures for months of 1937.