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1896 Excerpt: ...of the State railways during 1894 amounted to
$29,504,153.58 and the working expenses were $16,701,731.52,
leaving a balance of $12,802,422.06. There was paid out of this
latter sum $10,861,831.35 for outstanding debts, pensions, and
interest, leaving a net gain for 1894 of $1,940,590.71. This very
excellent balance sheet is largely due to the reduced prices of
material and supplies, as, for example, the prices paid for steel
rails per ton in 1874, 1884, and 1894, respectively, was $84.88,
$27.02, and $24.41; likewise, the price of coal per ton in these
years was $3.37, $1.43, and $1.24, respectively. I regret that
there seems to be an error in my report published in Special
Consular Reports, Vol. XII, p. 16, entitled Highways of Commerce,
so far as regards the figures relative to Belgian railways. The
only explanation must be in the misstatement by my authority of the
facts therein given. The statistics mentioned in this present
report are drawn directly from the report of the Belgian Minister
of Railways, Posts, and Telegraphs for 1894. No. 193 5. j The
private companies show the following general balance sheet in 1894:
Receipts $8,017,213.54 Operating expenses 3,876,787.91 Net balance
4,140,425.63 Rolling stock, employees, and stations.--The State
operated at the end of 1894, 2,133 locomotives; the private
companies, 551; total, 2,684. The cars owned by the State numbered
50,528; by the companies, 14,854; total, 65,382; of this total,
6,303 cars were for passengers and 59,079 for the freight traffic.
The total number of persons employed in the service of the State
railways was 43,768; in the service of the companies, 10,952;
total, 54,720. There were 935 stations or stops on the State lines
and 434 on the private roads; total, 1,369. The total distance t...
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||246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
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