Economics of Interurban Railways

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLouis Engelmann Fischer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...between them. The statistics in regard to electric interurban lines indicate that 2.cents.per car mile is the minimum expense for equipment and 3 cents per car mile is the maximum. The expense per car mile will, of course, depend largely on the number of car mile movements. The ordinary electric interurban railway, rendering an hourly passenger service for the greater part of nineteen hours per day, with its additional movements in the way of trail cars, express, mail, freight and work cars, will operate between 15,000 and 20,000 car miles per mile of track per year. The result for roads rendering half-hourly service is approximately double that. Maintenance And Depreciation Op Equipment The expenses for maintenance of way and structures and for maintenance of equipment on electric interurban railways vary considerably in amount. The maximum expense of maintaining equipment in operative condition is reached in a year or two after the equipment is put in service. Therefore wellmanaged lines are now bearing approximately the maximum burden of expense of maintaining equipment, while on the other hand, as stated before, a high standard of maintenance of way and structures has not been widely adopted. This is not the only difference that exists between the two general accounts, however, for the amount per mile of track that must be set aside for depreciation of equipment exceeds that necessary for depreciation of way and structures. The question of adequate depreciation for equipment, however, is at the present time receiving more serious consideration. In general a passenger motor car, costing approximately $10,000, will operate on an average about 50,000 miles a year. On the assumption that such a motor car after operating twenty years will...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...between them. The statistics in regard to electric interurban lines indicate that 2.cents.per car mile is the m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021746663X

ISBN - 13:9780217466639

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