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Railroads Built up to 1850 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marston   
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 15:05
For the justification on why we had to depart from the U.S. Census Bureau figures for railroad miles constructed by year and by railroad, click on: Railroads by Regions.
US CENSUS BUREAU FIGURES US CENSUS BUREAU FIGURES OLD RAIL HISTORY FIGURES
FOR RAILROAD MILEAGE BUILT BY YEAR FOR RAILROAD MILEAGE BUILT BY YEAR FOR RAILROAD MILEAGE BUILT BY YEAR
BICENTENNIAL STATISTICAL ABSTRACT (SERIES Q 329) 1880 CENSUS VOLUME 4 PAGES 308-309
POOR'S MANUALS & BOOK, J. L RINGWALT'S BOOK & US CENSUS FIGURES
YEAR MILES ACCUMULATED MILES ACCUMULATED MILES ACCUMULATED
1826
2.79 2.79
1827

9.00 11.79
1828

0.00 11.79
1829

21.99 33.78
1830 40 40 39.80 39.80 41.63 75.41
1831 99 139 98.70 138.50 108.11 183.52
1832 191 330 191.30 329.80 295.08 478.60
1833 116 446 115.91 445.71 129.88 608.48
1834 214 660 213.92 659.63 337.17 945.65
1835 138 798 137.82 797.45 116.84 1,062.49
1836 280 1,078 280.08 1,077.53 363.57 1,426.06
1837 348 1,426 348.38 1,425.91 505.92 1,931.98
1838 453 1,879 452.88 1,878.79 590.77 2,522.75
1839 386 2,265 385.88 2,264.27 404.50 2,927.25
1840 491 2,756 490.51 2,755.18 545.62 3,472.87
1841 606 3,362 605.88 3,361.06 490.92 3,963.79
1842 505 3,867 504.68 3,865.74 491.30 4,455.09
1843 288 4,155 287.81
4,153.55 135.04 4,590.13
1844 180 4,335 179.96 4,333.51 223.82 4,813.95
1845 277 4,612 276.91 4,610.42 227.54 5,041.49
1846 333 4,945 332.77 4,943.19 255.61 5,297.10
1847 263 5,208 262.51 5,205.70 316.90 5,614.00
1848 1,056 6,264 1,056.46 6,262.16 757.01 6,371.01
1849 1,048 7,312 1,048.28 7,310.44 1,138.43 7,509.44
1850 1,261 8,573 1,261.04 8,571.48
1,238.35 8,747.79
Railroads and Canals of the United States of America by Henry V. Poor (New York: John H. Schultz & Co, 1860). Available on the internet at: http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=M0YKAAAAIAAJ

Development of Early Transportation Systems in the United States by J.L. Ringwalt (Philadelphia: Railway World Office, 1888). Available on the internet at: www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/abrwindx.Html

Preliminary report on the Eighth Census 1860 by United States Census Bureau (Washington DC: 1862). Available on the internet at: http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1860e.zip

Report on the Agencies of Transportation in the United States 1880
by United States Census Bureau (Washington DC: 1883). Available on the internet at: http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1880a_v4.zip

American Railroads; Their Growth and Development by Association of American Railroads (Washington DC, 1956). Available on the internet at: http://www.cprr.org/Museum/RR_Development.html#1L

RAILROADS IN NORTH AMERICA; Some Historical Facts and An Introduction to an Electronic Database of North American Railroads and Their Evolution by M. C. Hallberg (April 24, 2006).
Available on the internet at: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/m/c/mch/railroad/RAILROAD.DOC
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