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RULES OF THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS.
I. Regular sessions of the Board shall be held at the Commissioners' office at the State House on the first Wednesday of each month, at ten o'clock in the forenoon and when practicable all hearings on applications to the Board will be held at such regular sessions.
2. All applications to the Board must be in writing and signed by the person making such application, or if a corporation, by its agent or attorney, or otherwise, as the statutes require.
3. Applications for approval of articles of association, in organizing railroad corporations under the laws of the State, shall be by petition to the Board, setting forth briefly the formation of such association, its name, the gauge and route of the proposed railroad and accompanied with a map of the proposed route on an appropriate scale.
4. When railroads are hereafter constructed across highways or other public ways, application shall be made to the Board, and the manner and conditions of such crossings determined, before corporations shall enter upon the construction of such railroads.
5. Applications or petitions may be presented to the Chairman, or addressed to, or delivered to the Clerk of the Board, at Augusta, Maine.
6. The Clerk shall keep a full and minute record of the proceedings of the Board, and a docket of all petitions and applications filed and of all orders and decisions of the Board. Said record shall be open for inspection to all persons interested, and certified copies thereof on application therefor, shall be furnished by said Clerk for a reasonable compensation.
7. All hearings before the Board shall be governed, so far as applicable, by the rules of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, and the petitioner or applicant will in all cases be entitled to open and close.
STATE OF MAINE.
To His Excellency, William T. Haines, Governor or Maine:
The fifty-fifth annual report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners is herewith submitted, comprising returns of the operation of fourteen steam railroads, one terminal company, fourteen electric railroads and one horse railroad.
There are five narrow, or two feet, gauge steam railroads in the state with a mileage of 197.11 miles, an increase over 1912 of 3.42 miles.
The total mileage of steam railroads, including narrow gauge roads, in Maine, on June 30, 1913, was 2,301.03 miles, an increase of 16.65 miles.
The gross increase is as follows:
Extension by the Maine Central Railroad Company from Harmony to Mainstream, 2.01 miles, and extension of industrial tracks .67 of a mile; Rangeley Lakes and Megantic Railroad, a new railroad from Oquossoc to Kennebago, 10.65 miles; an extension by the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to Mt. Abram township, .84 of a mile, and industrial tracks .81 of a mile, making a total of 16.98 miles.
The gross decrease is as follows:
Remeasurement of the Bridgton and Saco River Railroad, .23 of a mile; remeasurement of the Maine Central Railroad, Royal Junction to Waterville, .10 of a mile, making a total of .33 of a mile.
The net increase in mileage for the year ending June 30, 1913, was therefore 16.65 miles.
The total mileage of street railways in operation on June 30, 1913 was 485.09 miles. There was no increase in street railway mileage during the year.
The following table gives the mileage of all Steam Railroads
Schoodie Stream Jct. to Medway..
Cape Junct. to Cape Jellison Wharf
Northern Maine Junction to Station
*Narrow (2 feet) gauge.
Included in line operated.
† 56.60 miles from Mattawamkeag to Vanceboro, operated on M. C. R. R. line.