Page images
PDF
EPUB

The following list of Railroads in Massachusetts and the adjacent States, and in New York, is very complete and accurate, being compiled from official returns made near January, 1819. But the remainder is quite imperfect, though more full than anything which has been given before. We insert it in the hope, that, by the kindness of our correspondents in the several States, and of the otlicers of the railroad companies, we may obtain materials for a far more perfect enumeration in our next volume.

1. Railroads in Massachusetts.

Name of Road.

Road complet

ed. *

Length of Road.

Total Capital

paid in.

Total Cost of

Road and
Equipment.

No. of Miles

run in 1848.

No.of Miles run by Passenger

Trains. No. of Miles run by Freigh

Trains.

No. of Passen

gers carried.

Tons of Mer. chandise car

ried.

Receipts from * Passengers in

1848.

Receipts from
Freight in 1848.

Total Income

in 1848.

Total Expenses

in 1848.

[blocks in formation]

-A!d jo nunouyla

idends paid

since Road commenced.*

[blocks in formation]

$

991

year. miles.

$

$

p.ct. per cent. 8
Berkshire,
1841 21.14 600,000 600,000 33,684 13,314 20,370 42,474

42,000
Boston and Lowell, 1835 25.76 1,800,000 2,013,687 267,184 174,660 72,882 525,761 304,270 201,219 255, 1471 461,339 268,707 8 954 251,107
Boston and Maine, 1843 74.26 3,249,805 3,571,832 354,753 264,440 62,913 1,057,569 116,694 332,161 170,185 511,62 264,535 ef 714 48,272
Boston and Providence, 1835 41.00 3,160,000 3,031,107 243,090 182,430 56,160 569.127 87,611 231,263 112,188 354.37183,362 6

74,381
Boston and Worcester, 1835 44.62 4,245,175 4,650,393 466,297 256,989 192,487 807,143 273,146 332,886 359,073 16,284 106,204 si 937

24,401
Cape Cod Branch,

1848 27.80 343,010 587,116 39,998 27,722 12,061 58,802 13,739 28,01$ 7.618 35,635 14,956 2 2 Connecticut River, 1846 50.00 1,234,970 1,588,185 147,092 95,278 42,332 299,865 101,314 88,63 71,807 165,24 | 95,659 8 21 1,354 Eastern,

1840 38.11 2,655,700 3,095,394 271,976 224,640 33,696 1,021,169| 45,262 378,069 58, 150 479,15/230,834 3 671 136,136 Fall River, 1846 42.24 1,050,000 1,145,983 139,852 95,648| 43,344 241,107 56,545 118,391 62,335 184,344 75,467 64

94

15,924
Fitchburg,
1845 49.30 2,735,910 2,945,631 377,520 241,115,120,346 745.825 266,868 220,199|260,666 486,266 286,04689

3) 145,938
Lowell and Lawrence, 1843 12.35 200,000 283,249 18,062 15,850 1,050 68,660 3,671 17,233 3,511 20.744) 13,711

7,033
Nashua and Lowell, 1 1833 14.51

525,000
525,063 53,410 27.006 22.750 254.966 186,602 72,86% 92,195 169,18€ 109,599 10

27,214
New Bedford and Taunton. 1840 20.13 400.000 499,966 136,532 101,422 34.622 94,545 20,290 82.287 42 237 136,152 96,226 6 60 80,963
Norwich and Worcester, $ 1839 66.00 1,659,500 2,187,829 212,601 132,221 72,958 151,100 46,740 100,272 99,960 218,07:121,118

291,267
Old Colony,

1845 37.25 1,601,415 2,080,903 191,588 137,708) 36,412 552,203 73.200 150,703 53,757 227,350 99,013 64 20 8,000
Pittsfield & North Adams, 1846 18.65 500,000 447,755 25,404

33,372) 14,029 14,659 13.382 28,320 17,46
Providence & Worcester, 1847 43.50 2,232,000 1,873,896 125,891 78,626 28,339 305,484 47,288 117,386 73,917 193,844 83.889

109,955
Stoughton Branch,ll 1845 5.00 85,400 96,111

11,860 10,442 23,700 17,619 5 154 1,965
Taunton Branch,
1836 11.00 250.000 305,086 79,368 57,170 21,932 101,462 35,522 64,018 44,083 108,101 90,485 8

854

28.035 Western.

1842 156.00 5,150,000 9,899,154 304,492 243,152 454,272 405,614 265,542 551,03-1745,9101,332,06 652.357 8 30 233.131 Worcester and Nashua, ** 1848 45 64 934,499 1,010,53% 19,320 19,320

23.476 6,046 12,462 4.3931 16,856 14,509

2.346)
Total,

844.3334,611,384 12,439,878
* The cars commenced running on sections of the various roads as they were finished, and dividends were declared from the net earnings, in some cases,
before the road was completed.
| Leased to the Bridgeport and West Stockbridge Road at seven per cent. net on the capital of $ 500,000.

5.33 miles in New Hampshire.
§ Includes branch from Norwich to Allyn's Point, seven miles.
|| This road is maintained by the Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation.

T This includes the Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad, from Albany to the State line. Length 38.25 miles. Built at a cost of $ 1,924,702, and leased by the Western Railroad. ** 6.62 miles are in New Hampshire.

[blocks in formation]

$ 80.034

Cheshire,

53.65 1849 $ 1,905,457 $ 47,068 Dorchester and Milton,

3 25 Dec. 1847 114,224 Leased to Old Col. R. 1847. Essex,

22.50
1848 421,575

10,607
Hartford & N. Haven, in Ms., 5.87 1845
Lexington and W. Cambridge, 6.63 1846 252,631 Leased to Fitchburg Railr.
Norfolk County,

25.96 1849 621,489 South Shore,

11.50 Jan. 1849 255,749 Run by Old Colony Railr. Stony Brook,

13.16 July, 1848 254,908 Leased to Nashua & Lowell Wesi Stockbridge,

2.75 1837 41,516 (Railroad at 6 per cent. Vermont and Massachusetts, 69.00 1849 Total,

214.27

3,867,599 The Woburn Branch, 2 miles long, belongs to the Lowell road; the Medford Branch, 2 miles, the Methuen Branch, 3 miles, and the Great Falls Branch (in New Hampshire), 3 miles, to the Maine; the West Roxbury Branch, 5.35 miles, and the Pawtucket Branch, 4.2 miles, to the Providence; the Brookline Branch, 1.6 miles, the Newton Lower Falls Branch, 2.5 miles, the Saxonville Branch, 4 miles, the Millbury Branch, 3.2 miles, and the Milford Branch, 12 miles, to the Worcester; the Marblehead Branch, 3 miles, the Gloucester Branch, 13.5 miles, and the Salisbury Branch, 3.4 miles, to the Eastern; the Fresh Pond and Watertown Branch, 6.75 miles, to the Fitchburg. The Worcester Branch road is half a mile in length, the Bridgewater Branch, 6.5, the Chicopee Branch, 3 miles, and the Granite (in Quincy) road, 3 miles. Including these, the total length of what may be called the Massachusetts roads is 1,141.10 miles. Besides these, there are numerous roads in process of construction, leading from the main lines in Massachusetts into other States. During the session of 1846, the Massachusetts legislature chartered eighteen roads and branches, with an aggregate capital of $5,795,000 ; during the session of 1847, sixteen, with an aggregate capital of $ 4,822,000 ; during the session of 1848, nineteen, with an aggregate capital of $7,105,000, and the capital stock of the railroads already in operation was increased $ 3,945,000; and during the session of 1849, fourteen, with an aggregate capital of $2,470,000, and the capital stock of the railroads in operation was increased $ 1,150,000.

2. Other Completed Railroads in New England. State.

Name.

Length

Cost.

Expenses Receipts in 1848. in 1848.

[ocr errors]

Maine,

Bangor and Oldtown,

Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, Eastern R. in New Hampshire,

Concord,
Northern R. (including Frank.

lin and Bristol R.),
Sullivan (Feb. 5, 1849),

Cheshire, Rhode Island,

Providence and Stonington, Connecticut,

Miles.
11.75 $ 350,000
52.00
16.80
494,066

8 39.000
34.50 | 1,350,000 $179,873 318,255
81.75 2,672,792 225,294 408,656
25.00 673,501
54.00 2,584,143
50.00 2,614,404 83,280 182 572
38.00 1,100,000 232,520 432,803
20.13 540,000
95.25
76.00

.

Hartford and New Haven,
Hartford and Springfield,
Bridgeport and w. Stockbridge,

New York and New Haven,
Total, .

555.18

3. Principal Lines of Railroad in Process of Construction in New England

on the 1st of September, 1849. Name. Atlantic and St. Lawrence, From Portland to the Canada line, which it strikes at the town

of Canaan, Vt., where it connects with the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad, which is open from Montreal to St. Hyacinthe, 30 miles. Whole length, 156 miles. Open to Mechanics' Falls, 37 miles. Branch from Mechanics' Falls to Buckfield ; length, 10 miles. The whole of the road to the

State line is under contract. Kennebec, Bath, & Portland, From Portland to Augusta. Length, 60 miles. There is a

branch to Bath, 9 miles long, now open. The road is open from North Yarmouth, where it intersects the Atlantic and

St. Lawrence Railroad, to Brunswick, 141 miles. Androscoggin and Kennebec, From Waterville to Danville, where it connects with the Atlan

tic and St. Lawrence Railroad. Length, 60 miles. Open from

Danville Junction to Winthrop, 29 miles. York and Cumberland, From Somersworth, N. H., to Portland. Length about 50 miles.

Graded from Portland to Gorham, 12 miles. Portsmouth and Concord, From Portsmouth to Concord, N. H. Length, 40 miles. Track

laid to Newmarket, 10 miles. The rest of the road is nearly

graded. Manchester and Lawrence, From Manchester, N. H., to Lawrence, Mass. Length, 23}

miles to State line in N. H., and 3 miles in Mass. The road

will probably be opened by January 1, 1850. Concord and Montreal, From Concord, N. H., via Plymouth and Haverhill, to a point

of intersection with some one of the Montreal roads. Length, 69 miles. Open to Fogg's Road, in New Hampton, 41

miles. Concord and Claremont, From Concord, N. H., to Claremont, where it intersects the

Sullivan road. Length, 50 miles. Open to Warner, 18 miles. Cocheco, .

From Dover, N. H., to Haverhill. Open to Farmington, 17

miles. Great Falls and Conway, From Somersworth, N. H., via Rochester, to Conway. Open to

Rochester, 12 miles. Connecticut and Passumpsic River, From the mouth of White River, at Hartford, Vt., up

the west bank of the Connecticut to the State line at Canaan, where it will connect with the St. Lawrence and Atlantic road. Length, 114 miles. Open to Wells River (Newbury, Vt.), 40

miles. Vermont Central,

From Windsor, Vt., via Montpelier and the valley of the Onion

River, to Burlington. Length, 115 miles. Open to Mont

pelier, Vt., 764 miles. Vermont and Canada, From the Vermont Central Railroad, at Stanton's, in Essex, Vt.,

to the Ogden road, at Rouse's Point. Length, 40 miles. Rutland,

From Bellows Falls, Vt., via Rutland, Middlebury, and the valley

of Black River and the Outer Creek, lo Burlington. Length, 117 miles. Open from Bellows Falls to Ludlow, 28 miles, and from Burlington 10 Middlebury, 34 miles; will be opened to Rutland, 60 miles from Burlington, by Nov. 1, 1849. A branch

is projected from Rutland, via Castleton, to Whitehall, N. Y. Peterboro' and Shirley, · From Groton, Mass., where it leaves the Fitchburg road, to Pe.

.

.

[ocr errors]

terboro', N. H. Length, 30 miles. Open to the village of

West Townsend, within 3 miles of the State line, 12 miles. Fitchburg and Worcester, Length, 12 miles. Grand Junction and Union, From deep water at East Boston to the Worcester Railroad in

Brighton. Length, 6 miles. Salem and Lowell,

From Essex Road in South Danvers to Lowell and Lawrence

road in Tewksbury, 16 miles. Whole distance from Salem

to Lowell, 24 miles. Wilton,

From Nashville, N. H., on the Nashua and Lowell road, to Wil

ton. Open to Amherst, N. H., 84 miles, Nov. 1, 1848. Newburyport,

From Newbury port, Mass., to Georgetown. Length, 12 miles. N. London & Willimantic, From New London, Conn., via Willimantic, to Palmer Depot,

Mass., on the Western Railroad. Length, 68 miles. Canal,

From New Haven to Springfield. Open to Plainville, 28 miles. Naugatuck,

Open from Bridgeport, Conn., to Winsted, 62 miles. Hartford, Providence, and Fishkill, Under contract from Plainville, Conn., to Willimantic,

about 40 miles. Ogdensburg,

From Ogdensburg, N. Y., to Rouse's Point on Lake Cham

plain. Length, 117 miles. Will be opened to Ellenburg, 30 miles from Rouse's Point, in October, 1849.

.

[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

Albany and West Stockbridge,
Lockport and Niagara Falls,
Saratoga and Washington,
Lewiston,
Skeneateles and Jordan,
Hudson and Berkshire,
Syracuse and Utica,
New York and Erie,
Troy and Greenbush,
Long Island,
Cayuga and Susquehanna,
Auburn and Syracuse,
New York and Harlem,
Attica and Buffalo,
Schenectady and Troy,
Urica and Schenectady,
Buffalo and Niagara Falls,
Rensselaer and Saratoga,
Tonawanda,
Saratoga and Schenectady,
Auburn and Rochester,
Buffalo and Black Rock,
Albany and Schenectady,

8
1,924,702 189,572 44,045

210,000 36,000 11,000 13,000 750
948,372
4,890 822 3,567

312
27,000 10,190 6,674 7,127

747 27,262 15,080 2,503 1,523 1,976 997 807,774 17,116 11,209 4,602 10,719 1,968,036 203,594 577,383 296,832 380,839 100,000 3,276,679 203, 226 195,508 125,722 185, 190 133,437

Total, .

13.50 53 00 74.00

6.00 98.25 29.00 26.00 80.17 31.00 20.50 78.00 22.00 25.00 43.50 22.00 78.00

3.00 16.09

273,626 59,072 47,329 35,108 24,947 7,484 2,037,640 177,277 136,006 108,955 49,134

18,000 22,664 15,906 2,375 15,694 1,125,887 88,844 69,428 132,668) 39,517 32,000 3,579,567 209,000 193,481 253,953 65,082 38,168 821,314 78,594 399,870 119,446 31,513 35,000

659,669 68,955 46,717 31,826 15,199 3,161,688 279,990 328,109 556,885 239,355 528,200

250,397 25,124 24,526 55,768 4,246 15,930
661,911| 40,178 39,916 33,662 196,090
974,866 108,392 85,611 160,963 57,338 49,427

331,036 25,423 27,116 33,518 23,501 2,644,520 295,371 188,028 358,471 96,251 8per ct.

20,000 20,400 2,041 2,610 1,606, 197| 77,980 66,346 113,742 62,181 70,000 27,355,1441

810.29

5. Other Railroads in the United States.

[blocks in formation]

444

600,000
300,000

Miles
State.
Name.

in

Length.
N. J. Camden and Amboy,

61
Trenton Branch,
New Brunswick Branch,

29
Camden and Woodbury,
New Jersey Central,

36
Morris and Essex (Newark to Morristown), 20
Paterson (to Jersey City),

16 New Jersey (Jersey City to N. Brunswick), 29 Penn. Philadelphia and Trenton,

28 Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown, 17 Philadelphia and Wilmington (Del.),

27 Philadelphia and Reading,

93 Philadelphia and Columbia,

82 Philadelphia City,

6 Portage (Hollidaysburg and Johnstown), 364 Valley (Norristown to Columbia),

207 West Chester (to Columbia Railroad),

10 Harrisburg and Lancaster,

37 Cumberland Valley, .

50
Franklin (Chambersburg to Williamsport), 30
York and Wrightsville,

13
Strasburg (Cumb. Val. R. to Strasburg), 7
Little Schuykill (Port Clinton to Tamaqua), 23
Danville and Pottsville,
Little Schuylkill and Susquehanna,

106
Williamsport and Elmira (N. Y.),

734 Blossburg and Corning (N. Y.),

40 Mt. Carbon,

77 Schuylkill Valley and Branches,

25 Schuylkill (Schuylkill to Valley R.),

13 Mill Creek (Port Carbon to coal-mine),

9
Minehill and Schuylkill Haven,

25
Mauch Chunk and Branches (io mines), 25
Room Run (Mauch Chunk to coal-mine), 54
Beaver Meadow (Parryville to mine),

26
Beaver Meadow Branch,

12 Hazleton and Lehigh,

10 Nesquehoning (to Lehigh River),.

5 Lehigh and Susquehanna,

20 Carbondale and Honesdale,

21 Lyken’s Valley (Broad Mt. to Millersburg), 16! Pine Grove,

4 Germantown Branch,

6 Del. Frenchtown and Newcastle,

17 Md. Baltimore and Ohio (to Cumberland), 178

Baltimore and Susquehanna (to York, Pa.), 60
Baltimore and Washington,

31
Annapolis and Elk Ridge,

21 Baltimore and Wilmington,

70 Va. Richmond, Fredericsburg, and Potomac, 76 Richmond and Petersburg,

221
Louisa (Taylorsville to Gordonsville), 58
Chesterfield (Richmond to coal-mines), 12
City Point (to Petersburg),

12
Petersburg (to Gareysburg, N. C.), . 60
Winchester and Potomac,

32 Portsmouth and Roanoke,

781 Greensville and Roanoke,

20 N. C. Raleigh and Gaston, .

87 Wilmington and Raleigh,

167 S.C. South Carolina (Charleston to Hamburg), 136 Branchville and Columbia,

68 Camden Branch,

371

[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]
« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »