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Barish, Lawrence S.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book
(1991-1992)

Statistical information on Wisconsin,   pp. [565]-832 PDF (88.2 MB)


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832                             WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK 1991-1992
RAILROAD MILEAGE, USAGE AND REVENUE IN WISCONSIN
                                              1920-1989
                       Mileage Operated             Freight Traffic     
            Passenger Traffic
                         in Wisconsin1              (in thousands)'     
            (in thousands)3
            No. of
  Year     Railroads   Road4    Track5      Tons     Ton-Miles'    Revenue
  Passengers   Miles7   Revenue
  1920        35        7,546    11,615    100,991     9,052,084    $92,826
    20,188    960,569   $28,646
  1930        27        7,231    11,583     83,672     6,908,656     78,747
     4,799    466,154     14,071
  1940        22        6,646    10,484     87,980     6,910,647     69,941
     3,952    445,938     8,201
  1950        20        6,337    10,000    121,576    10,850,178    141,762
     5,575    646,353     14,933
  1960        18        6,195     9,625     93,475     9,096,855    134,065
     3,127    383,457      9,800
  1970        15        5,965     9,127     97,130    13,432,055    191,764
     1,463    138,572     4,264
  19738       15        5,840     8,896    109,450    16,583,109    255,588
       193       1,407       56
  1974        15        5,816     8,858    105,717    16,581,786    298,204
       162       1,261       47
  1975        15        5,742     8,754     90,473    13,436,628    273,200
       147       1,059       47
  1976        15        5,740     8,720     94,766     14,773,365   311,691
       125        923        40
  1977        15        5,676     8,620     95,194     14,744,908   334,304
       125        856        39
  1978        16        5,570     8,437    107,906     16,092,379   378,007
       135        895        43
  1979        16        5,520     8,329    103,066     16,619,880   431,180
       149        983        47
  1980        21        5,192     7,990    101,008     14,727,522   453,977
       174       1,122       54
  1981        21        4,758     7,509-    97,288     14,247,186   476,265
       122        879        61
  1982        21        4,719     7,144     78,352     11,611,885   420,581
        86        608        53
  1983        19        4,595     6,780     85,435     12,506,831   433,407
        81        563        49
  1984        19        4,596     6,755     98,627     13,319,235   471,505
        85        583        49
  1985        18        4,480     6,515     81,405     14,644,817   416,708
       100        701        58
  1986        16        4,611     6,568     90,674     13,267,233   413,656
       112        779        67
  1987        17        4,508     6,447    112,681     13,402,227   371,666
        88        621        50
  1988        16        4,467     6,260    120,697     16,101,936   441,711
        87        616        48
  1989        16        4,420     6,192    111,443     13,296,151   393,279
        98        679        56
  'Mileage given exclusive of trackage rights in order to avoid duplication.
2Data listed is for the 4 railroads operating in Wisconsin that have gross
revenues above the threshhold for Class I
  railroads. A "Class I railroad" is a railroad which earns $50
million or more per year in gross revenue dollars.
3Includes figures for only 2 Class I railroads.
4Road mileage is the measurement of stone road bed in miles.
'Track mileage is the measurement of track (2 steel rails) on roadbeds in
miles.
6A ton-mile is the movement of 1 ton (2,000 pounds) of cargo 1 mile.
'Passenger miles are the combination of the number of passengers carried
on Wisconsin trains and the miles traveled by the
  passengers while within Wisconsin boundaries.
'Intercity passenger service operated by Amtrak after May 1, 1971.
Source: Office of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Transportation, departmental
data, April 1991.


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