Motive power and car equipment of class I steam railways in the United States

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Statement No. M-240 (OS-F)
JULY1949


MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 160 reports representing 169 steam railways #
(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)

FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1949 AND 1948


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SOUTHERN DISTRICT
ITEMUNITED STATES EASTERN DISTRICT PCHNAREIN SU ENRGO WESTERN DISTRICT
ITEM POCAHONTAS REGION SOUTHERN REGION ITEM No.
1949 1948 1949 1948 1949 194g 1949 1948 1949 1948
AGGREGATES
1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month:
1-01. Number of steam locomotives . ... .8447 9710 3 979 4752 508 528 1273 1 390 2 687 3 040 1-01
1-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . .. .4284 3 330 2051 1 393 52 32 455 417 1725 1488 1-02
1-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 179 168 159 157 2 0 11 1-03
1-04. Number of other locomotives... . 17 16 8 8 8 1-04
1-05. Total . . . ... 12 927 13224 6197 65310 560 560 1728 1 807 444 4547 1-05
1-06. Number serviceable (not stored) . 10 5435 11 610 4840 5 444 444 516 1489 1641 3770 4009 1-06
1-07. Number serviceable stored . . 1043 352 620 167 66 13 93 30 264 142 1-07
1-OS. Number unserviceable. . . 1341 1 262 737 699 50 31 146 136 408 396 1-08
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month:
2-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 17773 19 251 6447 7 264 1124 1112 2 951 3182 7251 7693 2-01
2-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . .. .2034 1271 687 387 19 5 456 318 872 561 2-02
2-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 280 290 203 204 32 32 45 54 2-03
2-04. Number of other locomotives . ... 3 2 3 2 2-04
2-05. Total . . . ... 20090 20 814 -337 7 855 1175 1 149 3 407 3 500 8171 8 310 2-05
2-06. Number serviceable (not stored) . 14022 16619 4 929 6092 778 977 2353 2 894 5 962 6656 2-0
2-07. Number serviceable stored . . .. 2525 973 90 365 200 32 497 105 920 471 2-07
2-08. Number unserviceable. . . 33543 3 222 1500 1 398 197 140 557 501 1289 1183 2-08
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month:
3-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 4367 4 948 1 930 2 192 101 217 611 744 1645 1795 3-01
3-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . 941 786 317 24u 14 12 247 243 363 285 3-02
3-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 282 299 261 276 21 21 3-03
3-04. Number of other locomotives . . 3 2 3 2 3-04
3-0o. Total . . . 5 593 6035 2506 2716 198 231 856 987 2 029 2101 3-05
3-06. Number serviceable (not stored) . 4282 4791 1 922 2 145 156 198 629 752 1575 1 696 3-06
3-07. Number serviceable stored . . 4358 268 160 99 13 7 108 7a 157 91 3-07
3-08. Number unserviceable. . . 873 976 426 472 29 26 121 164 297 314 3-08
4. Motorcars owned at close of month:
4-01. Number serviceable. . . 2385 2 414 2014 2 029 4 4 161 158 206 223 4-01
4-02. Number unserviceable . ..... ... .. 215 194 157 136 4 4 7 11 47 43 4-02
4-03. Total . ............................ .. 2 600 2 608 2171 2 165 8 8 168 169 253 266 4-03
5. Freight cars on line at close of month:
Home cars,
5-01. Number serviceable . . 886133 664025 347 79 250028 107 785 76749 121 638 76581 308 912 260667 5-01
5-02. Number unserviceable . . 120 900 78 429 75 26 47 872 9 893 2 384 10 663 6994 25075 21179 5-02
5-03. Total.. . . . 1007033 742 454 423067 297 900 117 678 79 133 132 301 83 575 333 987 281 846 5-03
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable . .. ......... 928 755 1199 159 391 948 534 077 31 878 41293 121 777 161174 383152 462 615 5-o4
5-05. Number unserviceable . . .. 7418 9045 2444 3 261 369 213 850 1083 3755 4488 5-0
5-06. Total. . . . 936 173 1208 204 394392 537 336 52 247 41 506 122 o2 7 162 257 386 907 467 103 5 o
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable . . .. 1814888 1863 184 759 74 6 784 105 139 663 118 042 243 415 237755 692064 723 282 5-07
5-O0. Number unserviceable . . 128318 87474 77713 51135 10262 2 597 11b513 8077 28830 25667 5-08
5-09. Total. ..................................... 1 943206 1950 658 817459 835 230 149 925 120 639 254 928 245 652 720 894 748 949 5-09
6. Freight cars owned at close of month ..... ................. 1781725 1758508 742 860 746 132 167294 165 315 264294 252 497 607277 592 564
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . 34847 34548 17701 17 456 1062 1048 4184 4162 11900 11880 7-01
7-02. Number unserviceable. . . 2 702 2482 1878 1 552 3 1 44 268 290 525 596 7-02
7-03. Total . . . 37549 37030 19579 19010 1093 1092 4452 4452 12425 12476 7-03
AVERAGES _________ _________
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service. 10.4 9.5 11.9 11.1 8.9 5.5 8.4 7.5 9.2 8.7 8-01
8-02. Locomotives assigned to road freight service. . 17.6 15.5 20.4 17.8 16.8 12.2 16.3 14.3 15.8 14.2 8-02
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service. 15.6 16.2 17.0 17.4 14.6 11.3 14.1 16.6 14.6 14.9 8-03
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motor care at close of month 8.3 7.4 7.-2 6.3 50.0 50.0 4.2 6.5 18.6 16.2 9
1C. Percent unserviceable of freight cars on line at close of month:
10-01. Home cars . . . 12.0 10.6 17.8 16.1 8.4 3.0 8.1 8.4 7.5 7.5 10-01
10-02. Foreign cars. ...................... 8 .7 .6 .6 1.1 .5 .7 .7 1.0 1.0 10-02
10-03. Allcars (home and foreign) ................ 6.6 4.5 9. 6.1 6.8 2.2 4.5 3.3 4.0 10-03
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train oars. .. 7.2 6.7 9.6 8.2 2.8 4.0 60 6.5 4.2 11
12. Miles per locomotive-day:
12-01. Serviceable road freight locomotives. . 108.8 116.7 100.4 106.0 87.2 108.0 93.7 104.0 124.8 133.4 12-01
12-02. All road freight locomotives. . . 77.1 92.8 68.8 82.5 60.8 91.2 66.1 86.2 91.5 105.6 12-02
12-03. Serviceable road passenger locomotives . I. 231.2 224.9 200.8 200.5 195.8 193.3 213.2 195.5 279.1 272.6 12-03
12-04. All road passenger locomotives. . 178.5 178.8 155.1 158.7 156.1 161.S 157.7 150.5 218.6 219.7 12-04
13. Miles per motor car-day:
13-01. Servicable motorcars .. . . 110.1 118.7 105.4 114.1 102.9 167.4 111.1 120.2 156.0 158.0 13-01
13-02. All motorcars . . . 101.4 o110.4 98.4 107.5 64.3 104.6 106.4 113.8 124.7 132.6 13-02
.14. Car-miles per freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight cars. . . 40.9 46.2 31.5 35.1 28.8 52.3 39.8 47.9 53.7 56.6 14-01
14-02. All freight oars. . . 38.3 44.1 28.7 33.0 27.0 51.1 38.1 46.3 51.-7 54.6 14-02
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day ..... ................... 746 962 572 756 683 1,451 743 1,009 956 1,096 15
16. Percent freight oars on line of freight cars owned ..... .......... 109.1 110.9 110.0 111.6 89.6 73.0 96.5 97.4 118.7 126.4 16
17. Percent home oars of total freight cars on line. . 51.8 38.1 51.8 35.7 78.5 65.6 51.9 34.0 46.3 37.6 17
# Excludes Missouri and Arkansas Ry. Co. Road not in operation.






Pae 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-240 (OS-F)
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISICS


MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 160 reports representing 169 steam railways #
(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)

FOR SEVEN MONTHS ENDED WITH JULY 1949 AND 1948


SOUTHERN DISTRICT
UNITED STATES EASTERN DISTRICT PCHNAREIN SU ENRGO WESTERN DISTRICT
ITEM POCAHONTAS REGION SOUTHERN REGION ITEM No.
1949 1948 1949 1948 1949 1948 1949 1948 1949 1948
AGGREGATES*
1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month:
1-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 687 9 91 7 4 215 4 076 532 527 1 201 1422 2 839 3092 1-01
1-02. Number of diesel-eleotric locomotives . 4 025 3 192 1 386 1 305 45 27 447 41 3 1 645 1447 1-02
1-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 174 16U 156 157 16 11 1-03
1-04. Number of other locomotives . . 1. 6 16 & 8 1-04
1-05o Total . ............................ .. 13102 13293 6 6 9 6 346 7 554 1 74 1835 4508 455 1-05
1-06. Number serviceable (not stored) .... ............... .. 11097 11696 190 5 523 491 500 1 555 1 676 3 861 3 986 1-06
1-07. Number serviceable stored . . 748 5310 408 127 42 13 60 26 238 144 1-07
1-08. Number unserviceable . ....... 1257 1287 671 696 44 32 133 131 409 420 1-08
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month:
2-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 18 172 19 507 u 665 7 391 111 9 1 119 2 977 3 163 7411 7 834 2-01
2-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . 1 843 115- 622 316 17 5 416 319 788 512 2-02
2-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 2.86 296 0 4 211 32 31 50 54 2-03
2-04. Number of other locomotives . . 2 2- 2 2 2-04
2-05. Total .......... ............................ .. 20 303 20957 7491 791o 1 16 8 1 155 393 3 482 8251 8402 2-05
2-06. Number serviceable (not stored) .... ............... 14 955 16 652 5 387 6232 875 963 2 605 2923 6 088 6534 2-06
2-07. Number serviceable stored .. . 2 003 95 763 5256 110 36 296 73 834 585b 2-07
2-08. Number unserviceable. . . 3 345 3353 1 341 4 42 o 183 156 4 9 2 486 1329 1283 2-08
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month:
3-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 4481 5082 1 9735 2274 203 210 641 775 1 664 1819 3-01
3-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . 866 707 286 205 13 9 233 220 336 273 3-02
3-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 28 4 28 6 u 6 3 267 2 1 21 3-0
3-04. Number of other locomotives . ..3 1 3 1 3-0
3-05. Total . ............................... 5 .636 6070 2 522 2 746 219 220 874 99 2 021 2 113 3-05
3-06. Number serviceable (not stored) .... ............... 4427 4 811 1 5 6 2 146 173 187 699 7 8 1 597 1687 3-06
3-07. Number serviceable stored . . 341 295 126 114 17 7 60 55 136 115 3-07
3-08. Number unserviceable. . . 866 970 436 484 29 26 115 151 288 311 3-08
4. Motorcars owned at close of month:
4-01. Number serviceable. . . 2411 2 424 2 043 2030 5 4 160 162 203 220 4-01
4-02. Number unserviceable. . . 1935 188 130 120 3 4 C 0 52 46 4-02
4-03. Total ..................................... 2 o04 2612 2173 2166 8 8 168 17 255 26 4-03
5. Freight cars on line at close of month:
Home cars,
5-01. Number serviceable . . 885 865 664168 354572 251427 106435 81820 115 609 78 867 30_ 247 252 046 5-01
5-02. Number unserviceable . . 97796 74744 59 o7 45 4 8 6577 2657 8 696 6680 22844 19919 5-02
5-03. Total. . . . 985 661 738 912 414 251 296 91 113 012 84 485 124 507 85 54 7 332 091 271 965 5-03
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable . . 957873 1192507 416 294 545 996 31538 38097 133645 168903 376 596 439 511 5-04
5-0 Number unserviceable ......... ................... 7 366 10 245 2510 4070 235 275 961 1 20o 3 660 4 5 9 o 5-
5-0 Total. .. .... .... 965 239 1202 752 418 804 550060 31773 38572 154 606 170 211 380 056 444 103 5-
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable . . 1 843736 1 56675 770 866 797 423 137 973 119 925 249 254 247770 685 643 691 557 5-07
5-08. Number unserviceable . . 105164 84989 62189 49 55o 6 812 2952 9659 798b 26504 24511 5-08
5-09. Total. . . . 1 948900 1941664 83'055 646981 144785 122 857 56 913 255758 712147 71606b 5-09
6. Freight cars owned at close of month . . 1 777 578 1753 936 746 617 748 316 167 632 163 315 261016 249 756 602 311 592 549 6
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . 34 861 34529 17 674 17 433 1066 1032 4 20 4 171 11 919 11 894 7-01
7-02. Number unserviceable. . . 2 632 2 575 1790 1591 27 45 259 320 556 612 7-02
7-03. Total . . . .37493 37104 1 464 19030 1093 1077 4461 4491 12475 12506 7-03
AVERAGES _________ _________ _________ ________
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service. 9.6 9.7 10.7 11.0 7.6 5.8 7.6 7.1 9.1 9.4 8-01
8-02. Locomotives assigned to road freight service. . 16.; 16.0 17.9 18.0 15.7 13.5 14.5 14.0 16.1 15.3 9-02
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service 15.4 16.0 17.3 17.6 13.2 11.8 132 15.1 14.3 1.7 8-03
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motor cars at close of month 7.4 7.2 .0 5.9 37.5 50.0 4.8 4.7 20.4 17.9 9
10. Percent unserviceable of freight cars on line at close of month:
10-01. Home oars . . . 9.9 10.1 14.4 15.3 5.8 3.1 7.0 7.8 6.9 7.3 10-01
10-02. Foreign care. ..................... .8 .9 .6 .7 .7 .7 .7 .8 1.0 1.0 10-02
10-03. All care s (home and foreign) .. . 5.4 4 75 47 24 3.7 3.1 .:7 .4 10-03
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train oars. 7.0 6.9 9.2 8 2.5 4.2 5.8 7.1 5 4.9 11
12. Miles per locomotive-day:
12-01. Serviceable road freight locomotives. . 112.5 116.3 105.7 107.0 103.6 110.8 103.7 109.4 123.6 129.0 12-01
12-02. All road freight locomotives. . . 82.9 92.4 76.0 84.2 77.7 92.4 79.6 91.8 91.2 100.3 12-02
12-0:. Serviceable road passenger locomotives. . 227.1 218.6 199.9 194.9 191.5 194.3 216.0 19Z.6 269.2 261.3 12-03
12-04. All road passenger locomotives. . 178.4 173.0 155.2 152.5 151.3 .165.2 172.8 156.0 212.7 208.6 12-0
13. Miles per motor car-day:
13-01. Servicable motorcars.. . . 108.0 113.1 102.5 107.5 128.1 174.6 117.2 121.8 155.5 157.4 13-01
13-02. All motorcars . . . 100.0 105.0 96.3 101.2 80.1 87.3 111.6 116.1 123.8 129.2 13-02
i.4. Car-miles oer freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight oars. . . 42.4 45.5 33.5 35.1 40.0 51.6 44.9 49.4 52.1 55.1 14-01
14-02. All freight cars.. . . 4o.1 43.5 31.0 33.0 38.1 50.4 43.2 47.8 50.1 53.3 14-02
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day . . .. 813 937 642 737 1,011 1,413 852 1,026 959 1,061 15
16. Percent freight cars on line of freight cars owned . 109.6 110.7 111.6 113.2 86.4 75.2 99.2 102.4 118.2 120.8 16
17. Percent home cars of total freight cars on line. . 50.5 38.1 49.7 35.1 78.1 68.8 48.0 33.4 46.6 38.0 17

# Excludes Missouri and Arkansas By. Co. Road not in operation.


* Cumulative figures shown in this statement represent averages of the number
The averages are computed for each railway separately and then totaled.


of units of equipment reported at the close of each month within the cumulative period.


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1950 0 850185




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