THE WESTERN & ATLANTIC.
Report of the Commission on its
value and Earning Capacity.
Total Mileage of th* 51o:<l aail ft K'al
Klstnt** in (icoi'Kia aixl T<‘!iness‘e— '
The CununisHionS Work.
Atlanta, July .‘ll —At tho last session
of the general assembly, a lull was pass
ed for the purpose ol making an inven
tory of the property of tin* Western and
Atlantic railroad. The bill provided for
the appointment of a commission of
three citizens of Georgia whose business
it would be to go over the entire road
and take an inventory of all the proper
ty, both in Georgia and Tennessee.
In accordance with the act Governor
Gordon appointed as this commission,
Judge \V. M. Reese, of Washington. C.
ft. Howard, of Atlanta, and Virgil I’ow.
.rrs, of Macon. The board organized last
January by electing Judge W. M. Reese
chairman, and selected J. 11. Troutman,
of Fort Valley, as secretary, and R. If.
Renean, of Atlanta, as engineer.
Since that time the board has been
hard at work collecting all the necessary
data, which fills 110 pages of a large blank
book provided for that purpose. The re
port was finished about three weeks ago,
but the commission was not able to turn
it over to Governor Gordon, owing to
his absence a portion of the time and the
illness of his daughter. Last Saturday,
however, the report was filed in the exec
utive department, and on Monday the
Governor finished reading it. The report
is very lengthy, and if published in full
would fill twenty columns of an ordinary
newspaper. Below is printed a synopsis
of the report, which covers all the salient
CONDITION OE THE ROADBED.
The roadbed between Atlanta and
Chattanooga is in fine condition. Most
of the road was originally graded for a
don file track, and the cuts and embank
ments are of full width and well preserv
ed. About eightv-six miles of the main
line of road is ballasted, partly with rock
ballast and partly with clinker. About
twenty-one miles of side-track is ballast
ed with clinker. The cross-ties are in
good order and in full number, and will
require only the necessary usual yearly re
newal which is being attended to make
good those becoming defective from year
to year. The sidings at Atlanta and
Chattanooga and along the line of road
are in good order. Generally the ties in
the sidings are also in good order. The
surface and allignmenr of the road is
good and in fine condition (tracks, iron,
etc.) From the initial point at the south
or east end of the passenger depot in At
lanta to near the first mile post, 1543
yards of main track was laid with steel
rails weighing fifty-six pounds to the
yard bet ween 18s() and 1888 at different
periods. In the first 1 543 yards is com
prised the freight yards, train yards, and
all other tracks in and about the shops
and freight house—and the estimate of
iron is included under the head of sidings.
From the south or east of the passen
ger depot at Atlanta to the north or
west end ol the passenger depot at Chat
tanooga, a distance of 137 miles and
1,000 yards, the main line track is laid
with steel rails weighing 5G pounds to
the yard, except about three-fourths of a
mile between 121 and 122 mile post
which is laid with rail weighing 50
pounds to the yard. Seven miles and
1,078 yards of 56 pound rail and 805
yards of 50 pound steel rail is laid on
sidings, all of which was laid in the years
and lengths as per accompanying table
“A.” We also submit a table “B” which
shows when and where the steel rail on
the main line was laid. We could not
without much trouble and expense fur
nish the same information as to where
the eight miles and one hundred and
twenty yards of steel rail was laid on
sidings. Asa general rule it was laid on
the end of turn outs and at points where
passing of trains was most frequent, and
in the yards at Atlanta and Chattanoo
ga. One other table, “C,” shows the
fength of time each section of steel rail
this been in use with its present value.
Assuming that steel rails under the ton
nage of this road will last 16% years; or
wear out in value and weight 6 per per
cent. of its life per year. Attached there
to is statement (table ‘T)”) showing the
number of miles, tons, etc., of iron rail in
side tracks with its value, also the mini,
ber of splices, bolts, etc., and pounds of
spikes with their value in the main line
and side tracks, also value and number
of cross-ties, laying track, etc, and the
number of miles of ballast in main line
and side tracks, the total of which gives
the value of the superstructure of the
Locomotives 307,400 00
‘‘B” Cars-of every kind 379,805 00
“C” Tools and machinery in
motive, car and railway
departments 40,011 31
“D” Supplies in car machine
and roadway dep’tm’ts 12,173 94
“E” Wood and ties on hand 2,950 00
M F” Depots and buildings,
lots on which located... 127,670 00
U G” Office turn it u re, fixtures
etc 9,922 50
“IT” Tanks, pumps, engines,
chutes, etc 13,920 00
“I”Shanties 9,340 00
“J” Watchmen houses 1,090 00
“K” Transfer hoists 800 00
“L” Bridges,masonry, etc.. 108,025 00
“M” Houses and lots 12,500 00
“N” Value of track 738,831 31
Changing guage 26,000 00
Fencing the road 4,400 00
©itching at Swamp Creek... „ 300 00
Estimated value of grading
clearing, grubbing, bridge
and culvert masonry, in
cluding tunnel on 137 4-1 0
miles of main line (which
inchuh-s the cost of grad
ing on 23 miles of side
track at f>20,000 per
mile) .$2,747,000 0O
Gradingof 21 rnilesof addi
tional new side track 20,000 00
Real estate occupied and
unoccupied by the road
in Chattanooga and on
line of road 1,000,000 00
Real estate occupied by the
road in Atlanta 500,000 00
Present total value 6,064.139 06
THE EARNING CAPACITY.
Schedule “P” shows the value of the
road Cased upon its net earnings, esti
mating net at 38 per cent, of gross earn
ing of the Western and Atlantic railroad
for the years 1884 to 1887 inclusive,
during which time the road has been in
competition with the East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia railroad.
Freight $3,401,775 00
Passenger 1,068,994 00
Total gross earnings for
four years 4,470,769 00
Average gross earnings
for one year 1,117,492 00
The operating expenses of
the road being 62 per
cent, of the gross earn
ings, leaving a net profit
of 38 per cent, of the
average gross earnings,
which amounts to 426,646 96
Which is the interest at 5
per cent, on 8,492,939 00
Which is the interest at 6
per cent, on 7,077,449 00
Which is the interest at 7
percent on 6,066,385 00
“Q” gross estimates of the value of the
Western and Atlantic railroad rolling
stock and fixtures of all kinds when re
ceived In the lessees valued on basis of
present value of like things.
Depots and other build
ings on other road 111,245 00
Office furniture and fix
tures 9,422 50
Bridges, masonry, etc 55,960 00
Locomotives 154,300 00
Cars 181,580 00
Tools and machinery in
motive, cart and road
department 29,261 00
Tanks, engines, etc., for
water supply 6,970 00
Watchman houses (same
as now) 1,090 00
Houses and lots 12,500 00
Supplies in machinery,
cart and road depart
ments 13,173 94
Wood and ties on hand
(January 1871) 2,950 00
Houses for road hands
(shanties) 9,340 00
137 2-5 miles grading,
grubbing, clearing, cul
vert and bridge, mason
ry and tunnel at $20,-
000 per mile 2.748,000 00
Real estate at Atlanta 500,000 00
Beal est ate at Chattanoo
ga 1,000,000 00
Total value $5,320,441 64
Part of schedule “2" and without re
commendation showing increased values
put on by lessees:
On track, including rails,
ties, ballast, etc. (Ex. 1) $ 254,182 11
Depots, buildings, etc., at
Atlanta, Ch at tn n ooga
and along the line
(Ex. 2) 16,425 00
Bridges, masonrv, etc.,
(Ex. 3) ‘ 52,065 00
Transfer hoist at Eliza
beth (new) 800 00
Locomotives (Ex. 4.) 153.100 00
Ears (Ex. 5) 198,225 00
Tools and machinery (Ex.
6) 10,750 00
Grading in and about At
lanta and sidetracks on
line of road (estimated
$27,477.06) valued 20,000 00
Chattanooga track scales
(included under head of
office fixtures and furni
ture in schedule‘G.’) 500,000
Ditehingat Swamp creek.. 300 00
Fencing the road (cost 5,-
417.22) valued 4,400 00
Amount paid by lessees to
complete the passenger
shed at Atlanta 7,192 32
Total ain’t increased $750,889 74
Value by lessees.
Schedule “R” showing the real estate
along the line of the Western and Atlan
tic railroad, with value of same, which we
think might be sold without injury to
One house and lot in Ful
ton ci unty, on west side
of Western and Atlantic
railroad, near two mile
post, valued at $ 400 00
One forty acre lot in 17th
district, 2nd section of
Cobb, and known as
“838’ 250 00
One forty acre lot in 17th
district, 2nd section, of
Cobb, known as “887”.. 400 00
One forty acre lot in 17th
district, 2nd section, of
Cobb, known as ‘949’.... 500
One house and lot in Mari
etta, consisting of four
town lots, lying back of
freight depot 1,200 00
One 160 acre lot in 20th
district, 2nd section, of
Cobb, known as “52”.... 1.600 00
One house and lot in the
town of Adairsville,lying
on east side of W. &A.
railroad, and known as
agent’s house 600 00
One house and lot in Cal
houn, lying on west side
of W. & A. railroad, and
known as agent’s house.. 800 00
A portion of the Dalton
depot lot, 1100 feet long
running parallel with
the railroad, east side
of the same. (It is ques
tionable about selling
this lot, owing to the
present low valuation of
property in Dalton) 2,200 00
One lot of land about three miles south
of Chattanooga, containing abuut 6
acres, through which runs the Chatta
nooga Belt rialroad. This lot could be
sold to advantage, provided it is not
needed for switching purposes iu ease the*
present switching yard is moved from
the city ol Chattanooga—s6oo.oo. Of
the 11,314 acres now occupied by side
tracks in of Chattanooga, about
5*2 acres might W J sold as per plan and
map accompanying. This would in
volve the removal of all switching yard
tracks to some point without the city
and the moving of the freight ware
houses to a point near the passenger
shed as shown on map, together with
necessary side tracks for local freight
and transfer purposes. Outside of the
present switching yard is a triangular
lot bounded by l.()th and Market streets
and Georgia avenue; also a lot on Mar
ket street formerly one hundred by two
hundred feet, but owing to streets hav.
ing been cut from three sides is now
much smaller, as is shown in the map.
The value of all available Chattanooga
property is $750,000.00.
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