Railroads, the Free Enterprise Alternative

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APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 4
TABLES 1-4

Table 1 Railroad and Highway Mileage, 1875 to 1975
Highway
YearRail1Existing Surfaced2Federal Aid System3
1975199,000n.a.985,000
1970205,7822,946,000919,000
1965211,3842,776,000908,722
1960217,5522,557,000866,841
1955220,6702,273,000749,166
195022,7791,929,000643,949
1945226,6961,721,000308,741
1940233,6701,367,000235,482
1935241,8221,080,000219,869
1930249,052694,000193,652
1925249,398521,000179,501
1920252,845369,000--
1915253,789276,000--
1910240,293204,000--
1905218,101161,000--
1900193,346----
1895180,657----
1890163,597----
1885127,689----
188092,147----
187574,096----
SOURCES: U.S., Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970; U.S., Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract to the United States, annual editions.
1 "Railroad mileage, road owned: 1875-1890 data", Historical Statistics, Series Q322, p. 731; 1890- 1970 data, Historical Statistics, Series Q287, pp. 727-728; 1975 data, Statistical Abstract 1978, Table 1114, p. 660.
2 "Mileage of rural roads and municipal streets, existing surfaced mileage, total, 1905-1970", Historical Statistics, Series Q56, p. 710.
3 "Miles of highway, total designated as part of Federal systems, 1925-1965", Historical Statistics, Series Q64, p. 711; 1970- 1975 data, Statistical Abstract 1978, Table 1077, p. 643.

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  • New Titles From Quorum Books ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Figures xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • 1 - Development of The Railway 3
  • Notes 6
  • 2 - A Product of Necessity 9
  • Notes 13
  • 3 - Degrees Of Standardization 15
  • Notes 18
  • 4 - Changing Times, 4 Changing Needs 19
  • Notes 31
  • Appendix To Chapter 4 Tables 1-4 33
  • 5 - For Everyone Else: The Typical Transportation Industry Structure 41
  • Notes 53
  • 6 - Railroad Industry Structure 55
  • Notes 65
  • 7 - Aspects of Joint Use 67
  • Notes 73
  • 8 - Aspects of Innovation 75
  • Notes 87
  • 9: Economics And Structure 91
  • Appendix To Chapter 9 109
  • 10 - In Theory, in Congress 113
  • Notes 124
  • 11 - A Proposal 127
  • 12 - Roadway Companies 131
  • 13 - Carrier Companies 147
  • Notes 161
  • 14 - Terminals 163
  • 15 - Regulation 173
  • Notes 181
  • 16 - Opportunity For Innovation 183
  • Notes 192
  • Appendix To Chapter 16 Service Alternatives For Short-Haul Traffic 195
  • 17 - The Promise And The Prospects 199
  • Notes 204
  • 18 - A Logical Conclusion 207
  • Notes 210
  • Bibliography 211
  • Index 221
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