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Interesting information regarding Stateowned railways is given in a return published by the" Board of Trade recently iu England. . Canada had 26,278 miles of privatelyowned and operated lines in 1911. against 2.018 miles State-owned and operated and 102 miles owned by the State - and privately operated. Australia had IG.OjO miles State-owned and 1,934 privatelyowned : South Africa 7,548 miles Stateowned and 545 privately-owned; New Zealand 2,508 miles State-owned and 99 pri-vately-owned; and Newfoundland 723 miles' State-owned, but privately operated, and 47 privatelv-owned. India had 32,839 miles of railways, of which 6,874 were State-owned and operated, 18,245 State-owned, but privatelyoperated, 1,652 owned and operated by native States, and 1,648 owned by native States and worked by companies. In 17 other British colonies and protectoratcs there wore 5,525 miles of railways privately-owned. Forty-two foreign States are covered by the return. In 32 of these the railways r.r o owned either wholly or in part by the Governments. The United States is not covered by tho return, but it is stated that the country has 249,902 miles of railway in question, all privately-owned and operated. The returns show a total of 174,917 miles of lines owned and operated by Governments, and 424.232 miles owned and operated by private enterprise.— ‘ Daily Express.’

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STATE OWNED RAILWAYS, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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STATE OWNED RAILWAYS Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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