N.P. Ry.

ICC 1893

Annual Report of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States for the year ending June 30, 1893.





p. 5 Organization.
Directors -- Address
C. B. Wright, Philadelphia
Thos. F. Oakes, New York
Roswell G. Rolston, New York
Wm. L. Bull, New York
Edwin H. Abbot, Cambridge, Mass.
Chas. L. Colby, New York
Colgate Hoyt, New York
Wm. R. Merriman, St. Paul, Minn.
Chas. J. Barney, New York
Jas. B. Haggin, New York
Jas. B. Williams, New York
David S. Wegg, Chicago, Ill.
All terms expire October, 1893

Total number of stockholders at date of last election: 4,039
[Total number of Northern Pacific stockholders 1904368; 191213987; source Thompson, Slason. Railway Statistics of the United States of America for ht year endjing June 30, 1912 compared with the Official Reports for 1910 and Recent Statistics of Foreign Railways. Chicago (Ill.): Bureau of Railway News and Statistics, 1913, p. 77.]
Date of last meeting of stockholders for election of directors: October 16, 1890
Post office address of general office: 17 Broad Street, New York
Post office of operating office: St. Paul, Minn.


p. 6 Division Superintendents.
A. E. Law, Minneapolis
F. W. Wilsey, Duluth
G. W. Vanderslice, Winnipeg
C. J. Wilson, Jamestown
J. E. Phelan, Dickinson
J. Dorsey, Glendive
J. D. Finn, Livingston
W. H. Brimson, Missoula
F. W. Gilbert, Sprague
C. S. Prowell, Ellensburg
J. McCabe, Tacoma


p. 7 Officers.
Title -- Name -- Location
Chairman - - -
President, T. F. Oakes, New York
First Vice-President, J. B. Williams, New York
Second Vice-President, C. H. Prescott, Tacoma
Third Vice-President, - -
Secretary, G. H. Earl, New York
Treasurer, G. S. Baxter, New York
General Counsel, Jas. McNaught, New York
Counsel, J. H. Mitchell, Jr., St. Paul
Comptroller - -
Assistant Comptroller - -
General Auditor, A. Barker, New York
Assistant General Auditor, M. P. Martin, St. Paul
General Manager, Lines West of St. Paul, J. W. Kendrick, St. Paul
General Manager, Lines East of St. Paul, S. R. Ainslie, Chicago, Ill.
Chief Engineer, J. W. Kendrick, Chicago, Ill. [sic]
General Superintendent, M. C. Kimberly, St. Paul
Assistant General Superintendent. G. W. Dickinson, Tacoma
General Superintendent of Telegraph, O. C. Greene, St. Paul
Traffic Manager, J. M. Hannaford, St. Paul
Assistant Traffic Manager, H. G. Barlow, Chicago, Ill.
General Freight Agent, S. L. Moore, St. Paul
Assistant General Freight Agent, S. G. Fulton, Portland, Ore.
General Passenger Agent, C. S. Fee, St. Paul
Assistant General Passenger Agent, B. N. Austin, St. Paul
General Ticket Agent, C. S. Fee, St. Paul
Assistant General Ticket Agent, A. L. Craig, St. Paul
General Baggage Agent, W. H. Lowe, St. Paul
Superintendent of Express, H. H. Browning, Chicago, Ill.
Land Commissioner, C. H. Lamborn, St. Paul


p. 9, 11 Property Operated.
1a. Railroad Line represented by Capital Stock, Main Line.
Northern Pacific R.R. Co., Ashland, Wis. to Portland, Ore., Wallula, 2,136.24

1b. Railroad Line represented by Capital Stock, Branches and Spurs.
Northern Pacific R.R. Co., secondary spurs, 74.24

2. Proprietary Companies whose entire Capital Stock is owned by this Company.
Little Falls and Dakota R.R., Little Falls, Minn., to Morris, Minn., 88.78
N.P., Fergus and Black Hills R.R., Wadena Jct., Minn., to Milnor, N.D., 117.75
Fargo and South-Western R.R., Fargo, N.D., to La Moure, N.D., 87.38
Sanborn City and Turtle Mountain R.R., Sanborn, N.D., to Cooperstown, N.D., 36.75
Jamestown and Northern R.R., Jamestown, N.D., to Minnewaukan, N.D., 102.59
N.P., La Moure and Missouri River R.R., La Moure, N.D., to Edgely, N.D., 21.33
South Eastern Dakota R.R., Fairview, N.D., to Bayne, N.D., 14.84
Jamestown and Northern Extension R.R., Minnewaukan, N.D., to Leeds, N.D., 18.03
Helena and Jefferson County R.R., Prickly Pear Jct., Mont., to Wickes, Mont., 22.16
Rocky Mountain R.R. of Montana, Livingston, Mont., to Cinnabar, Mont., 52.89
N.P. and Manitoba R.R., International Boundary to Winnipeg, Man., 67.18
N.P. and Manitoba R.R., Portage Jct. to Portage La Prairie, 52.52
N.P. and Manitoba R.R., Morris to Brandon, 145.25
Coeur d'Alene Ry. and Navigation Co., Mission to Burke Lookout, 52.10
Spokane Falls and Idaho R.R., Hauser Jct. to Coeur d'Alene City, 14.33
Clealum R.R., Clealum to Roslyn Mines, 5.37
N.P. and Cascade R.R., Cascade to Wilkeson and Carbonado, 19.18
Green River and Northern R.R., Palmer to Kangley, 11.87
Tacoma, Orting and South-Eastern R.R., Orting to Puyallup River, 10.61
Rocky Fork and Cooke City R.R., Laurel to Red Lodge, 45.43
N.P. and Puget Sound Shore R.R., Meeker to Seattle and Belt Line, 45.35
Duluth, Crookston and Northern R.R., Fertile to Carthage, 44.51
United Railroads of Washington, Centralia and Lake View to Ocosta and Cosmopolis, 124.04
United Railroads of Washington, Chehalis to South Bend, 56.68

4. Line Operated under Contract, or where the Rent is contingent upon earnings or other considerations.
James River Valley R.R., Jamestown to Oakes, 63.75
N.P. and Montana R.R., Logan to Butte Jct., 99.11
N.P. and Montana R.R., Jefferson to Calvin, 30.15
N.P. and Montana R.R., Boulder to Elkhorn, 21.38
N.P. and Montana R.R., Clough Jct. to Marysville, 12.58
N.P. and Montana R.R., Drummond to Rumsey, 35.02
N.P. and Montana R.R., Missoula to Grantsdale, 53.45
N.P. and Montana R.R., DeSmet to Lookout, 109.86
Central Washington R.R., Cheney to Grand Coulee, 109.41
Duluth and Manitoba R.R., Winnipeg Jct. to International Boundary, 205.90
Spokane and Palouse R.R., Marshall to Juliaetta, etc. [sic], 153.04
St. Paul and N.P. Ry., St. Paul to Brainerd, Staples, etc. [sic], 192.03
Helen and Red Mountain R.R., Helena to Rimini, 18.16

5. Line Operated under Trackage Rights.
St. Paul Union Depot Co., tracks in St. Paul, 5.6
Great Northern Ry., St. Paul to Minneapolis, 12.12
Minneapolis Union Ry., University Switch, 2.60
Minnesota and St. Louis Ry., Tracks in Minneapolis, 1.62
N.P. Terminal Co., Tracks in Portland, 1.32
St. Paul and Duluth Ry. (1/2 owned) Carlton to Duluth, 28.52
St. Paul and Superior Short Line Ry. (joint), Tracks at Duluth and Superior, 4.86

Total: 4,622.84


p. 17 Capital Stock.
Common 490,000 shares, 100 par value, Dividends declared during the year: None.
Preferred 510,000 shares, 100 par value, Dividends declared during the year: None.
All stock issued in consideration and pursuance of the plan of reorganization adopted at a meeting o the holders of the 1st Mtge. Bonds of the former Organization reorganized and affirmed by the Court in the proceedings whereby said Mortgage was foreclosed. Copy of the plans for reorganizations filed with report for the year ending June 30th, 1888.


p. 31 Income Account.
Gross Earnings from Operation -- 24,135,186.03
Less Operating Expenses -- 14,621,466.47
Income from Operation -- 9,513,719.56
Dividends on Stocks Owned -- 684,509.40
Interest on Bonds Owned -- 133,460.63
Miscellaneous Income less Expenses -- 1,124,518.17
Income from Other Sources -- 1,942,488.20
Total Income -- 11,456,207.76
Deductions from Income:
Interest on Funded Debt Accrued -- 7,092,159.72
Interest on Interest-bearing Current Liabilities Accrued -- 499,715.57
Rents -- 1,962,078.19
Taxes -- 462,340.26
Sinking Funds -- 1,117,537.97
Other Deductions -- 1,211,631.73
Total Deductions from Income -- 12,345,463.44
Net Income, Deficit -- 889,255.68
Dividends, Common and Preferred -- None


p. 35 Earnings from Operation.
Passenger Revenue -- 5,758,965.46
Deductions -- 97,557.24
Mail Revenue -- 538,129.02
Express Revenue -- 366,726.70
Baggage and Storage Revenue -- 96,347.28
Other Revenue -- 129,833.13
Total Passenger Revenue -- 6,792,447.35

Freight Revenue -- 17,823,768.35
Deductions -- 206,676.32
Stock Yard, Elevator, Other Revenue -- 20,267.41
Total Freight Revenue -- 16,837,349.44

Total Passenger and Freight Earnings -- 23,629,796.79

Other Earnings from Operation
Car Mileage -- 103,322.57
Switching Charges -- 106,420.18
Telegraph Companies -- 57,953.50
Rents from Tracks, etc. -- 215,077.35
Rents -- 22,615.84
Total Other Earnings -- 505,389.24

Total Gross Earnings from Operations -- 24,135,186.03


p. 37 Stocks Owned.
Name - Total Par Value - Valuation
Preferred Stock, N. P. R.R. Co., 203,418.38, same
N.P., Fergus and Black Hills R.R., 15,000,000, 50,000
N.P. Coal Co., 600,000, 669,117.63
N.P. Express Co., 343,000, 347,497.53
Lk. Superior Terminal and Transfer Ry. Co., 15,700, same
Superior Consolidated Land Co., 631,500, same
Tacoma Land Co., 500,050, 250,025
St. Paul and N.P. Ry. Co., 7,000,000, 5,267,525.37
Montana Union Ry. Co., 425,000, 469,975.48
N.P. and Montana R.R. Co., 50,000, same
Coeur d'Alene Ry. and Nav. Co., 1,000,000, 294,975.48
Minnesota Transfer Ry. Co., 7,000, same
Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Ry. Co., 3,162,650, 1,742,003.71
Yellowstone Park Association, 218,485.26, same
St. Paul Union Depot Co., 70,000, same
Duluth Union Depot Co., 150,000, same
Virginia Land and Townsite Co., 249,800, 11,650
N.P., Yakima and Kittitas Investment Co., 121,100, same
World's Fair, 33,333.31, same
Duluth Manufacturing Co., 4,768, same
Puget Sound and Alaska Steamship Co., 600,000, same
Rocky Fork and Cooke City R.R. Co., 72,750, same
N.P. Terminal Co., 11,015.63, same
Totals: 30,549,570.58, 11,334,138.28


p. 39 Bonds Owned.
Minnesota Transfer Co., 103,000, same
St. Paul, Eastern Grand Trunk Ry. Co., 10,000, 9,595.08
General 2nd Mortgage Bonds, 10,000, 9,381.25
General 3rd Mortgage Bonds, 44,000, same
Soldiers Additional Homesteading Scrip, 6,768.12, same
Chicago and Northern Pacific R.R. Co., 2,070,000, 1,582,000
N.P. and Manitoba Terminal Bonds, 100,000, 75,000
N.P. Consolidated Mortgage Bonds, 120,000, 105,833.28
Chicago and Calumet Terminal Ry. Bonds, 6,000,000, 4,200,000
Totals 8,463,768.12, 6,135,577.73


p. 53 Important Changes During the Year.
7. All new Bonds issued. All important changes (other than those above referred to).
Preferred Stock cancelled $424,188.63
First Mortgage Bonds retired by action of Sinking Fund $533,000
Second Mortgage Bonds retired by action of Sinking Fund $212,000
Missouri Mortgage Bonds retired by action of Sinking Fund $32,000
Pend d'Oreille Mortgage Bonds retired by action of Sinking Fund $28,000
Pend d'Oreille Mortgage Bonds cancelled by proceeds of Land Sales $382,000
Dividend Certificates cancelled $91,000
Third Mortgage Bonds issued $91,000
Collateral trust Notes issued $6,000,000

Stocks Purchased.
N.P. R.R. Preferred Stock $17,806.96
Superior Consolidated Land Co. $45,000
St. Paul and N.P. Ry. Co. $750,000
Duluth Union Depot Co. $25,000
N.P., Yakima and Kittitas Investment Co. $3,100
Puget Sound and Alaska Steamship Co. $600,000
Rocky Fork and Cooke City R.R. Co. $72,750
N.P. Terminal Co. $11,015.63
Total: $1,524,672.59

Bonds Purchased.
General 3rd Mortgage, N.P.R.R. $35,000
Chicago and Northern Pacific R.R. Co. $619.875
N.P. General Mortgage Bonds $6,750
Chicago and Calumet Terminal R.R. Co. $4,200,000
Total: $4,861,625


p. 59 Employees and Salaries.
Number - total Yearly compensation - Average Daily
General Officers 92, 381,728, 11.41
General Office Clerks 619, 528,448.08, 2.35
Station Agents 361, 289,950.19, 2.20
Other Station Men, 705, 499,375.36, 1.94
Enginemen 523, 793,825.48, 4.16
Firemen 523, 444,920.25, 2.33
Conductors 422, 481,617.31, 3.13
Other Trainmen 862, 640,649.62, 2.04
Machinists 402, 323,069.25, 2.57
Carpenters 472, 394,926.99, 2.67
Other Shopmen 1,164, 1,132,461.61, 2.24
Section Foremen 662, 429,206.43, 1.77
Other Trackmen 2,583, 1,265,256.05, 1.56
Switch- Flag- Watchmen 417, 363,247.64, 2.39
Telegraph Operators and Dispatchers 337, 292,961.90, 2.38
Employees Floating Equipment 41, 36,842.68, 2.46
All Others 1,505, 1,022,462.65, 2.17
Total 12,140, 9,320,949.49, 2.28


p. 61 Passenger and Freight and Train Mileage.
Number of passengers carried earning revenue -- 2,687,135
Number of passengers carried one mile -- 214,455,590
Average distance carried -- 79.9
Average amount received from each passenger -- 2.11 [rounded]
Average receipts per passenger mile -- .03 [rounded]
Estimated cost of carrying each passenger one mile -- .02 [rounded]
Passenger earnings per mile of road -- 1,528.83
Passenger earnings per train mile -- 1.57 [rounded]

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue -- 4,165,712
Number of tons carried one mile -- 1,368,243,494
Average distance haul of one ton -- 328
Average amount received for each ton of freight -- 4.03 [rounded]
Average receipts per ton mile -- .01229
Estimated cost of carrying one ton one mile -- .00740
Freight earnings per mile of road -- 3,789.72
Freight earnings per train mile -- 1.88 [rounded]

Miles run by passenger trains -- 4,329,800
Miles run by freight trains -- 8,938,543
Miles run by other trains -- 298,516

Average number of freight cars in train -- 20.97
Average number of loaded cars in train -- 15.32
Average number of empty cars in train -- 5.65
Average number of tons of freight in train -- 153.07
Average number of freight in each loaded car -- 9.99


p. 63 Freight Traffic Movement.
Commodity - Originating - Received - Tons - Per Cent
Agriculture.
Grain -- 784804 -- 145897 -- 930700 -- 22.34
Flour -- 97969 -- 11510 -- 109479 -- 2.63
Other -- 36706 -- 10659 -- 47365 -- 1.14
Hay -- 41966 -- 736 -- 42702 -- 1.03
and Tobacco
and Cotton
Fruits -- 34723 -- 9368 -- 44091 -- 1.06
and Vegetables

Animals. Live Stock -- 97560 -- 22869 -- 120429 -- 2.89
Dressed Meats -- 4492 -- 5325 -- 9817 -- .24
Other Packing Hse. -- 40 -- 7181 -- 7221 -- .17
Poultry/Game/Fish -- 2086 -- 3080 -- 5166 -- .12
Wool -- 5675 -- 503 -- 6178 -- .15
Hides/Leather -- 2224 -- 478 -- 2702 -- .06

Mines.
Anthracite -- 0 -- 49283 -- 49283 -- 1.18
Bituminous -- 422742 -- 186817 -- 609559 -- 14.63
Coke -- 35511 -- 20059 -- 55570 -- 1.33
Ores -- 181310 -- 3469 -- 184779 -- 4.44
Stone, Sand & C. -- 99937 -- 9150 -- 10987 -- 2.62

Forest.
Lumber -- 464799 -- 114168 -- 578967 -- 13.90
Other -- 534945 -- 16099 -- 551044 -- 13.23

Manufactures.
Petroleum -- 13007 -- 16763 -- 29770 -- .72
Sugar -- 2374 -- 6974 -- 9348 -- .22
Iron/Pig & Bloom -- 3217 -- 8493 -- 11710 -- .28
Iron/Steel Rails -- 12317 -- 13739 -- 26056 -- .62
Castings -- 18295 -- 32464 -- 51059 -- 1.23
Bar/Sheet Metal -- 1958 -- 5481 -- 7439 -- .18
Cement/Brick/Lime -- 55268 -- 19072 -- 74340 -- 1.78
Ag. Implements -- 6802 -- 8595 -- 15397 -- .34
Wagons/Carriages/Tools -- 4308 -- 5150 -- 9464 -- .23
Alcohol -- 7902 -- 15894 -- 23796 -- .57
Hse. Goods/Furniture -- 9777 -- 8682 -- 18459 -- .44

Merchandise -- 291597 -- 96464 -- 316061 -- 7.59

Other -- 45564 -- 63109 -- 108671 -- 2.61

Totals: 3247872 -- 917840 -- 4165712 -- 100.00


p. 65 Description of Equipment.
Item - Number Added - Total
Passenger Locomotives -- 0 -- 101
Freight Locomotives -- 11 -- 386
Switching Locomotives -- 0 -- 69
Leased -- 0 -- 82
Totals -- 11 -- 638

First Class passenger cars -- 4 -- 69
Second Class passenger cars -- 2 -- 61
Combination passenger cars -- 4 -- 27
Emigrant cars -- 1 - 39
Dining cars -- 0 -- 26
Parlor cars -- 0 -- 0
Sleeping cars -- 2 -- 50
Baggage/Express/Postal -- 0 -- 113
Other -- 0 -- 116
Totals -- 13 -- 401

Box cars -- 68 -- 7,380
Flat cars -- 109 -- 3,869
Stock cars -- 159 -- 999
Coal cars -- 97 -- 2,008
Tank cars -- 0 -- 6
Refrigerator cars -- 3 -- 219
Other cars -- 2 -- 214
Totals -- 122 -- 14,727

Boarding cars -- 9 -- 95
Derrick cars -- 0 -- 10
Caboose cars -- 8 -- 324
Other cars -- 16 -- 1,578
Totals -- 33 -- 2,007

Totals -- 486 -- 17,135

Cars Leased -- 0 -- 3,771

Grand Totals -- 486 -- 20,906



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