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Doc. No. Report of Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners, 35 Report of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Commission,

65 Report of Greylock Commission,

67 Report of Board of Registration in Embalming,

75 Report of Commission on Uniformity of Legislation in the United States,

86 Report of Mount Everett Reservation Commission,

89 Report of Police Commissioner for City of Boston,

49 Report of Board of Police for City of Fall River, .

58 Report of Licensing Board for City of Boston,

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF TIE

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

JANUARY, 1919

Part III.-Statistics and Returns

to December 31, 1918

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BOSTON
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS

32 DERNE STREET

PUBLICATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

APPROVED BY THE

SUPERVISOR OF ADMINISTRATION.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

RAILROAD STATISTICS.

Annual returns for the year ended December 31, 1918, have been received from thirty-five railroad

from thirty-five railroad corporations, also Federal returns from five of these corporations. The return of the receiver of the Boston & Maine and the corporation have been consolidated and made one return. Returns have been received from a canal company and a sleeping car company, and Federal returns have also been received from these companies. During the year the Nantucket Railroad was dismantled and sold, and has, therefore, been dropped from the list.

There was returned the past year a net decrease of 9.03 miles of railroad line located in this Commonwealth, caused by additions, remeasurements and abandonments. There was a decrease of 2.73 miles of second main track, and an increase of 6.02 miles of third main track and 7.66 miles of side track.

There are now in Massachusetts 2,124.47 miles of main and branch railroad line. The total length of railroad track within the Commonwealth, including second, third and fourth main track and side track, is 5,006.97 miles.

STATISTICS. The following compilations of statistics are from the returns of the several railroad companies to the Commission for the year ended December 31, 1918.

The 4.32 miles of road owned by the Hartford & Connecticut Western, located in this Commonwealth and operated by the Central New England, are not included in the following tables and statistics.

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