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

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MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 151 reports representing 156 steam railways #
(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)

FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1956 AND 1955


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

S_____________________________________________ 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955
AGGREGATES
;1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month:0
1-01. Number of steam locomotives ............ 1507 2000 565 847 156 169 721 1016 12b 155 661 829 1-01
1-02. Number ofdiesel-electriclocomotives ............ 3 6 0 8 1 7 4 3963 3844 297 285 4260 4129 1015 1 0 5 4 3085 2.991 1-02
1-03. Number of electrlo locomotives. . a85 112 74 102 74 102 2 2 9 a 1-0
1-04. Number of other locomotives . . 7 9 3 3 3 3 -4 6 1-04
1-05. Total..... ............... 9,............... 9959 10295 4605 4796 453, 454 5058 5250 1142 1211 3759 3834 1-05
1-06. Number serviceable (not stored) .. ............... .. 9068 9155 4 267 4260 427 398 4 094 465b 1063 1139 3311 3358 1-06
1-07. Number serviceable stored . ... .. 17 3 465 31 236 6 17 37 253 14 12 122 200 1-07
1-08. Number unserviceable ..................... .. 718 675 307 300 20 39 327 339 65 60 326 276 1-08
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month: 0
2-01. Number of steam locomotives ........... ..3084 4573 1095 1575 339 538 1434 2 113 394 586 1256 1 874 2-01
2-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotlves ............... 8 830 8023 2713 2495 507 356 3220 2 651 1562 1483 4048 3689 2-02
2-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 240 249 171 181 16 16 187 197 53 52 2-0
2-04. Number of other locomotives . . 27 27 1 1 1 i 26 2 6 2 04
2-05. Total . ............................ .. 12181 12 872 3 979 4 251 863 911 4 842 5 162 1 956 2 062 5383 5 641 2-05
2-06. Number serviceable (not stored) ... ............... .. 10220 10099 3339 3 269 764 646 4 103 3935 1744 1779 4373 4 385 2-0
2-07. Number serviceable stored ..................5 .. 592 921 15 151 133 45 28 196 22 90 542 635 2-07
2-08. Number unserviceable ......... ............. 1369 1 852 625 811 86 220 711 1031 190 200 468 621 2-08
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month:0
-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 355b 817 178 456 35 62 213 51a8 11 14 131 285 3-01
-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . 2021 1956 819 806 46 44 865 650 375 364 781 742 3-02
3-03. Number of eleotrlo locomotives. . .222 216 206 202 208 202 -- 14 14 3-0:
3-04. Number of other locomotives . . .. -
3-05. Total . ... . .. 2 598 2969 1205 1464. 81 106 1286 1570 3 86 8 378 926 1041 3-05
-06. Number serviceable (not stored) . .. 2274 2 456 1048 1118 78 86 1126 1 204 366 352 782 900 3-02
-07. Number serviceable stored . . 54 134 10 69 2 2 12 71 5 42 58 3-07
3-08. Number unserviceable. . . 270 399 147 277 1 18 148 295 20 21 102 83 3-08
4. Motorcars owned at close of month:
4-01. Number serviceable . ........ ..... .... 2366 2 410 2087 2 113 5 5 2092 2 118 154 156 120 136 4-01
4-02. Number unserviceable . .... ..172 181 145 156 1 145 159 5 4 22 18 4-02
4-03. Total. .. .. .......................... .. 2 538 2591 2232 2271 5 6 2237 2277 159 160 142 154 4-03
5. Freight oares on line at close of month:
Home cars,
5-01. Number serviceable . ........ 735 078 771 350 247 533 260 380 87 696 82 951 335 229 343 331 100 706 112 671 299 143 315 348 5-01
5-02. Number unserviceable ............... .. ..64379 102114 31 547 64 342 1675 3968 33222 68 310 7 654 9142 23503 24662 5-02
5-03. Total. . . . 799457 873464 279080 324722 89371 86919 366 451 411641 106 360 121813 322 646 340010 5-03
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable . . 1104 656 1032 480 489015 449924 48469 47098 537 484 497 02 153 933 143 594 413239 391 864 5-o4
5-0. Number unserviceable . ... .. ... 7 937 6950 3240 2553 149 94 3389 2647 1058 1 279 3490 3 024 5-0
5-0 Total . . ........ 1112593 1039430 492255 452477 48 618 47192 540 673 499 669 154991 144873 416729 394 888 5-06
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable . . 1 839734 1803 630 736546 710 304 136 165 130049 872 713 840353 254 639 256265 712382 707 212 5-07
5-08. Number unserviceable . . 72316 109064 34787 66895 1824 4062 36 11 70957 86 712 10421 26993 27686 5-09
5-09. Total.. ....... . 1 912050 1912894 771335 777199 137989 134111 909324 911 310 263351 266686 739 375 734898 2-09
6. Freight care owned at close of month ..... ................... 1 709 691 1721566 657974 673923 160657 157462 818 631 8313856 265 980 264 654 625 086 625 347
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . 27783 29026 13004 136 94 782 846 13786 14540 3596 3692 10401 10794 7-01
7-02. Number unserviceable. ....... . ... 1 981 2 448 1182 1622 26 20 12086 1 642 237 25 6 536 550 7-02
7-03. Total . . . 29764 31474 14186 15316 806 866 14994 16162 3 833 3 948 10937 11 344 7-03
AVERAGES __________ __________ __ ________ __________
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service. 7.2 6.6 6.7 6.3 4.4 8.6 6.5 6.5 5.7 5.0 8.7 7.2 7-01
8-02. Locomotives .assigned to road freight service. . 11.2 14.4 15.7 19.1 10.0 24.1 14.7 20.0 9.7 9.7 8.7 11.0 -O2
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service .. 1.0.4 13.3 12.2 18.9 1.2 17.0 11.5 18.8 5.2 5.6 11.0 8.0 8-03
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motor care at close of month .. 6.8 7.0 6.5 7.0 16.7 6.5 7.0 3.1 2.5 15.5 11.7 9
10. Percent unserviceable of freight care on line at close of month:
10-01. Home cars . .. .......................... 8.1 11.7 11.3 19.8 1.9 4.6 9.0 16.6 7.1 7.5 7.3 7.3 10-01
10-02. Foreign cars .. ....... ........ .7 .7 .7 .6 .3 .2 .6 .5 .7 .9 .8 .8 10-02
10-03. All cars (home and foreign) ............. 3.8 5.7 4.5 8.6 1.3 3.0 4.0 7.8 3.3 ..9 3.7 3.8 10-03
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train oars. 6.7 7.8 8.3 10.6 3.2 2.3 8.1 10.1 6.2 4.9 4.8 11
12. Miles per locomotive-day: '
12-01. Serviceable road freight locomotives. . 151.4 148.3 155.5 149.9 128.9 142.0 150.5 148.6 13 160.0 159.1 12-01
12-02. All road, freight locomotives ... ................. .. 125.7 114.8 129.4 115.0 109.9 100.8 125.8 112.5 102. 128.6 121.6 12-02
12-03. Serviceable road passenger locomotives. ............. .. 314.7 305.1 256.1 250.3 255.2 248.4 256.1 250.1 6. 276.3 \ 409.1 391.1 12-03
12-04. All road passenger locomotives. . 275.7 249.3 221.3 190.4 239.9 202.4 222.5 191.2 72. ,i' 2 351.8 334.5 12-04
13. Miles per motor oar-day:
13-01. Servicable motorcars .. . . 102.7 97.9 103.1 97.7 135.7 144.1 103.2 97.8 1 83'.3 117.4 116.0 13-01
13-02. All motorcars ........ .. . . 95.2 91.3 95.9 91.2 135.7 120.1 96.0 91.3 8 .4 81.2 98.6 101.0 13-02
14. Car-miles per freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight oars. . . 47.9 47.8 36.7 37.2 50.3 49.1 38.8 39.0- 4 6 '* 48.7 587 78 14-
1402 llfeihtcre.. .../ 58.7 57.8 14-oi
14-02. All freight cars. ...... ....................... .. 46.1 45.0 35.1 33.9 49.5 47.5 37.3 35.9 47.0 / 56.6 55.7 14-02
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day. . . 991 943 787 727 1,432 1,356 884 819 966/ 1,116 1,089 15
16. Percent freight cars on line of freight cars owned . 111.8 111.1 117.2 115.3 85.9 85.2 111.1 109.6 100'- 1 / 118.3 17.5 16
17. Percent home care of total freight oars on line. . 41.8 45.7 36.2 41.8 64.8 64.8 40.5 45.2 4 / '45.72 -'. 43.6 46.3 17


0 Returns for diesel electric and electric locomotives represent the number of locomotives, 1. e., any combination of locomotive units under a single control
SExcludes returns for New Orleans Public Belt H. H. received too late for publication.


Statnet No. M-240 (OS6-F)
MAY 1956


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MOTIVE POWER AND CAR EQUIPMENT OF CLASS I STEAM RAILWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Compiled from 151 reports representing 156 steam railways #
(CLASS I SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES INCLUDED)

FOR FIVE MONTHS ENDED WITH MAY 1956 AND 1955

EASTERN DISTRICT
UNITED STATES EASTERN DISTRICT POCAHONTAS REGION INOLUDI.NG SOUTHERN REGION WESTERN DISTRICT
EM POCAHONTAS REGION ITEM No.
1956 1955 1956 1055 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955 ____
AGGREGATES *
1. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service at close of month: 0
1-01. Number of steam locomotives ....... ................. 1 566 2090 599 880 161 172 760& 1052 151 174 675 864 1-01
1-02. Number of diesel-eleotric locomotives ..... ........ 8421 8126 4000 3823 290 283 4290 4106 1042 1044 3089 2 976 1-02
1-0. Number of electric locomotives . .91 11 3 81 103 81 103 2 2 8' a 1-03
1-04. Number of other locomotives . . 7 9 3 3 3 3 4 6 1-0
-- 352 -4 i 4 1-05
-O. Total o. .. ...........;t.r;. ........ 10085 10 338 4683 4809 451 455 5134 5 264 1175 1220 3 776 3 854 1-05
1-0 Number serviceable (not stored) .............. 9119 9013 4287 4191 421 390 4708 4581 1107 1138 3304 3294 1-06
1-07. Number serviceable stored . . 263 595 63 316 8 25 71 341 7 12 185 242 1-07
1-08. Number unserviceable. ..................... .... 703 730 333 302 22 40 355 342 61 70 287 318 1-08
2. Locomotives assigned to road freight service at close of month: *
2-01. Number of steam locomotives . . 3359 4948 1159 1669 408 563 1567 2232 420 660 1372 2056 2-01
2-02. Number of diesel-electric locomotives . ... 8644 7 910 2700 2485 480 353 3180 2 838 1553 1487 3911 3585 2-02
2-03. Number of electric locomotives. . 231 247 162 177 16 16 178 193 53 54 2-03
2-04. Number of other locomotives . .. .... .. 27 27 1 1 1 I 26 26 2-0
2-05. Total . . . 12 261 13 132 4021 4331 905 933 4 926 5 264 1973 2 147 5 362 5 721 2-05
2-06. Number serviceable (not stored) . 10108 9 861 3 308 3201 762 638 4070 3 839 1767 1798 4271 4224. 2-06
2-07. Number serviceable stored . . 601 1352 44 345 11 69 55 414 17 122 529 816 2-07
2-08. Number unserviceable........... . 1 552 1919 669 785 132 226 801 1011 189 227 562 681 2-08
3. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service at close of month: f
-01. Number of steam locomotives . .... 465 857 234 487 39 60 273 547 13 17 179 293 3-01
-02. Number of diesel-electrico locomotives.... . 1988 1967 812 803 44 47 856 850 366 371 766 746 3-02
3 Number of eleotrio locomotives. . 229 214 215 197 215 197 14 17
3 .Number of o there locomotives .... . .- 3-0
3-0_ Tota- ............. ............... 2 682 3 038 1 261 : 1487 83 107 1 344 15957 37 388 959 1 056 -05
3-02. Number serviceable (no;t stored) ........ .............. 2324 2449 1064 1119 75 85 1139 1204 364 368 821 877 3-0
3-07. Number serviceable stored . . 60 170 10 94 2 3 12 97 3 48 70 3-07
3-08. Number unserviceable. . . 298 419 187 274 6 19 193 293 15 17 90 109 3-08
4. Motorcmars owned at close of month:
4-01. Number serviceable. . . 2 379 2421 2096 2125 5 4 2 101 2129 154 157 124 135 4-01
4-02. Number unserviceable. . . 193 173 165 149 2 165 151 5 4 23 18 4-02
4-03. Total ..... . . .. 2 572 2594 2261 2274 5 6 2266 2280 159 161 147 153 4-03
5. Freight oars on line at close of month:
Home oars,
5-01. Number serviceable . . 731663 6841084 248 905 296028 87 207 91525 336112 387 553 104783 124733 290 768. 328798 5-01
5-02. Number unserviceable . .. 66 281 108 830 34567 71123 1 957 4 967 36524 76090 7 689 8 701 22 068 24039 5-02
5-03. Total. . . . 797 944 949 914 283472 367151 89164 96492 372 636 463643 112 472 133434 312 836 352 837 5-03
Foreign cars,
5-04. Number serviceable . . 1106 410; 967 709 493766 412 507 47855 41410 541 621 453 917 156405 137423 408384 376 369 5-04
5-05. Number unserviceable .............. 7 695 6 844 3037 2509 99 80 3136 2589 1046 1332 3513 2 923 5-0
5-06. Total ... ............... ... ....... 1114105 974553 496803 415016 47954 41490 544757 456506 157451 138755 411897 3 79292 5-0
All cars (home and foreign),
5-07. Number serviceable . . .. 1 838073 1 808793 742671 708535 135062 132 935 877733 841470 261188 262156 699152 705 167 5-07
5-08. Number unserviceable .... ....... 73976 115674 37604 73632 2056 5047 39660 78 679 8735 10033 25581 26962 5-08
5-09. Total. 1 912049 1924467 780 275 782167 137118 137982 917 293 920149 269923 272189 724733 732129
6. Freight cars owned; at close of month.. .. ................. 1 706715 1728008 656624 678943 159061 157795 815685 6836738 265 218 264989 625812 626281
7. Passenger-train cars owned at close of month:
7-01. Number serviceable. . . 27960 29107 13 075 13 710 799 855 13 874 14 565 3 628 3 744 10 458 10 7986 7-01
7-02. Number unserviceable . ......... 2197 2 464 1 388 1678 22 22. 1410 1700 230 214 557 550 7-02
7-03. Total ......... ........ .. ............... 30 157 31571 14 463 15 388 821 877 15 264 16 265 3 858 3 958 11015 11 348 7-03
AVERAGES ----
8. Percent unserviceable of total locomotives at close of month:
8-01. Locomotives assigned to yard switching service . 7.0 7.1 7.1 6.3 4.9 8.8 6.9 6.5 5.2 5.7 7.6 8.3 8-01
8-02. Locomotives assigned to road freight service. . 12.7 14.6 16.6 18.1 14.6 24.2 16.3 19.2 9.6 10.6 10.5 11.9 8-02
8-03. Locomotives assigned to road passenger service . 11.1 13.8 14.8 18.4 7.2 17.8 14.4 18.4 4.0 4.4 9.4 10.3 8-03
9. Percent unserviceable of rail motor cars at close of month 7.5 6.7 7.3 6.6 33.3 7.3 6.6 3.1 2.5 15.6 11.8 9
10. Percent unserviceable of freight cars on line at close of month:
10-01. Home cars . . . 8.3 11.5 12.2 19.4 2.2 5.1 9.8 16.4 6.8 6.5 7.1 6.8 10-01
10-02. Foreign oars ................ ..... ......... .7 .7 .6 .6 .2 .2 .6 .6 .7 1.0 .9 .8 10-02
10-03. All cars (home and foreign) .... ................. .... 3.9 6.0 4.8 9.4 1.5 3.7 4.3 8.6 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.7 10-03
11. Percent unserviceable of total railway-owned passenger-train oars. 7.3 7.8 9.6 10.9 2.7 2.5 9.2 10.5 6.0 5.4 5.1 4.8 11
12. Miles per locomotive-day:
12-01. Serviceable road freit locomotives. . 150.5 146.9 155.5 148.7 131.2 136.8 150.9 146.7 129.4 118.0 158.8 159.4 12-01
12-02. All road freight loooiotlves ......... . .. 124.1 110.3 127.9 109.9 110.5 93.6 124.7 107.0 115.9 98.8 126.5 117.7 12-02
12-0. Serviceable road passenger locomotives. . 317.3 310.0 257.8 253.8 274.0 263.1 258.8 254.5 303.4 291.5 404.5 394.1 12-03
12-04. All road passenger loomotives. . 274.9 249.9 217.5 191.0 247.6 209.0 219.4 192.2 291.4 276.4 346.3 327.3 12-04
13. Miles per motor car-day:
13-01. Servicable motorcars .. . . 100.1 96.2 100.7 95.7 137.8 162.2 100.8 95.9 80.7 83.3 111.2 116.8 13-01
13-02. All motorcars . . . 92.6 89.8 93.4 89.5 137.8 108.1 93.5 89.5 78.2 81.2 93.8 103.0 13-02
14. Car-niles per freight car-day:
14-01. Serviceable freight care . . 47.1 45.7 36.3 35.8 48.9 43.6 38.3 37.1 49.5 46.9 57.2 55.5 14-01
14-02. All freight oars. . . 45.3 42.9 34.6 32.4 48.2 42.0 36.6 33.9 47.9 45.2 55.2 53.4 14-02
15. Net ton-miles per freight car-day. . . 957 869 746 656 1.371 1.161 840 732 1,023 925 1.082 1,022 11
16. Percent freight oars on line of freight cars owned . 112.0 111.4 118.8 115.2 86.2 87.4 112.5 110.0 101.8 102.7 115.8 116.9 1
17. Percent home cars of total freight oars on line. . 41.7 49.4 36.3 46.9 65.0 69.9 40.6 50.4 41.7 49.0 43.2 48.2 17

0 Returns for diesel electric and eleotrio locomotives represent the number of locomotives, i. e., any combination of locomotive units operated under a single control at the close of each month. -
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.
# Excludes returns for New Orleans Public Melt 1i. A. received too late for publication.




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