In an earlier post I commented that the data presented on freight movements were not complete. That was due to the lack of freight origination and delivery online only. The summary presented previously included the records of freight which originated online, but was transferred to the MeC for delivery offline, and vice versa for freight originating offline, destined for customers about the B&SR service area.
Below I present a summary of all freight, in pounds, originating from and destined for stations on the line.
The columns in green are freight originating from and destined for areas offline, while those in blue originate and are delivered online. I have included the sums of freight for each column as well as each row, with the bottom right sum being that of all freight handled that month. At the far right of the table, the freight from each station is shown as percentages of the month’s total.
Notable from the logs is that these are the only stations to/from which way bills are written. Freight originating or destined for areas or sidings in proximity to these governing stations have their freight documentation opened and closed there. Based upon the records, some items were paid for in advance, in part or in whole, while others were paid for by the recipients or registered agents when signing for the delivery at the governing station before the freight was transferred.
While Sandy Creek was once the origin for large amounts of lumber earlier in the road’s existence, this was replaced by logging about the Perley’s Mills area by the period I will be modeling. If space becomes constrained on the model, Sandy Creek may be omitted, though it was a regular stop for the passenger train.
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