SCS 1886 Nov 28 3:4 Narrow Gauge

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SCS 1886 Nov 28 3:4 Narrow Gauge - Hag-gin, Tiie Narrow t ; a iiiro. According to...
Hag-gin, Tiie Narrow t ; a iiiro. According to Poor's Manual of Railroads tho rolling stock of tho South Pacific Coast was on December 31, 1885, as follows: Locomotivo engines, IS, cars passenger, mail and bag" gage, 70; freight, 408; other, 81. Total .159. Floating stock, throe steamers. Operations for tho year ending December 31, 1S3, wero as follows: Trains run passenger, 4'i",(J4"i; freight 80,700; mixed, 10,620, other, 87,i:S0; total, 650,155 miles. Passengers carried 1.72ii,.s25; carried one mile, 20,-322,)S07. Tons of freight moved, 21s,-075. Moved one mile, 7,!32,4.'tii. Earnings from passengers, ;172,-050,(14; freight, f:ii;i,10.i 51; mail, $5,-7X0 7-1; express, $4,470 40; oilier, SJ22,-001 CO. Total 8705,484 OH. Opera, ting expenses, $512,815 33; not earnings, 252,(i(i8 (iij. Financial statement Dec. 31, 1885: Capital stock $1,000,000: duo treasurer, $1, 057, 281-03; sundry balances, 858,58!' 33; total liabilities, J2, 715, 870 Hii. Assets, road and equipment $2,805,102 S7; materials and supplies, $217,100 40; cash and sundry balances, ?;1U0, 3 14 15; total assets, $3,472,073 42. The diroctors of tho road, elected Docembor 21, 18s5, are James G. Fair, President; A. K. Davis, Vice l'resi dent and Treasurer; Charles S. Neal, Secretary; L. li. lienchley, S. V. Mooney, -L L. Flood and Solh Cook. Tho road was incorporated March 20, 1S7G. It was openod to Los Gates June 1, 1878, to Alma Juno 1, 1S78, to Wright's May 1, 1870, and lo Fellon May 15, lssii. The line of road is so', down as follows: Newark to junction (l-'elton), 45.30 miles; leased lines Santa Cruz and Felton Hailroad, Felton to Santa Cruz, 5.(10 miles; Felton and Pescadero Railroad, Felton lo lioulder Creek, 7.30 miles; Hay and Coast Hailroad, Alameda Point to Newark, 25.20 miles; Oakland and Township Hailroad, Alameda Point to Oakland, 00; total and leased lines, 311.30 miles; total length of lines operated December 31, 1885, 84.00 miles. In other than immediate railway circles it is said that tho narrow-gauge lino from Alameda to San Jose, which traverses the marsh along Iho shore of the bay, will bo eventually abandoned, as tho road-bed ami rolling stock become impaired, and that tho foot-hill parallel line (broad-gauge) between Oakland and Sail Jose, vie Niles will transact the business. To perfect the system the n ir-row-gauge track from San. lose through Los Gates and over the coast hills to Sanla Cruz will be broadened into the uniform gauge. It was Ihc original design of the builders to render it possible to change the gauge at as little expense as possible, and the ties wero laid w ith that view and the road, la-d and bridges constructed with that capacity. The work of changing therefore, simply isists f moving a lino of single rail. There isa great deal of work in detail to be done. Them may be two lines of ferry as at present or all travel from an Francisco may be concentrated at the Oakland Moll-, and the Alameda Ferry direct bo withdrawn. It does not seem nl lirst glance that the perfected system of consolidation ou a general broad-gauge basis, will give San Francisco any a.lvaninge, but it will be advantageous to .Sacramento, Santa Cruz and intermediate points in giving a system f district communication on a uniform gauge. of di lie M

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 28 Nov 1886, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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