Suncook Valley RR
Revenue Freight Charts
These first charts were created from statistics published in NH Public Service Commission Annual Reports and the I.C.C. "Bluebook" of 'Statistics of Railways in the United States'. Note that Terminated Tons were not reported for 1924 thru 1926, and the figures shown represent estimates based on a quite consistent ton-miles/ton calculation during 1927 thru 1935. Also note that during 1924, the railroad operated as a independent shortline for only ~3 months from Sept 24. Furthermore, the SV began operating over the Suncook Loop between Suncook and Concord in 1936, so the statistics from that date on include the freight to and from customers in Suncook proper.
|These next charts were created from statistics submitted to the I.C.C. in the Suncook Valley's Annual Report to that government agency. Note the categorical distinction newly drawn between the previous assumed 'terminated' category and the reported 'received' category. Freight was either 'originated' by a railroad or 'received' from another, as well as either 'terminated' on a railroad or 'delivered' to another. The data provided to the I.C.C. does not include the latter distinction for the "Annual Report Form C, Small Road" submission booklet that the SV used. At this time, only data from 1924 thru 1940 has been accumulated; another trip to the National Archives in MD will be required to acquire the data from 1941-1952. Because the railroad operated for only 3 months in 1924, and commodity traffic can be quite seasonally distributed, that year has been omitted below. By I.C.C. definition, LCL includes all shipments under 10,000# weight.|
Posted 12/19/17. Updated 3/12/2023. Maintained by Earl Tuson.