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Title: Public Service Commission. Annual Reports of Railroad Companies

Dates: 1925-1980

Record Series: 30606

Quantity: 21 feet

Abstract: The Annual Reports of Railroad Companies record statistics and narrative data on passenger miles traveled per year, new track added, income, funded debt, equipment (new and used), bridges owned and newly-built, companies directly and indirectly controlled by respondent, voting power and election of stockholders, income, and operating expenses.  Many of the Annual Reports of Railroad Companies submitted to the Public Service Commission were prepared on Interstate Commerce Commission annual report forms.  Some of the Annual Reports to the Public Service Commission include copies of annual reports submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Provenance: The North Dakota State Archives acquired this records series February 23, 1983.  This record series was processed and the inventory prepared by Bonnie Sheldon and Grace Wanttaja, August and September 1987.

Copyrights: Public records are not subject to copyright restriction, although records series may contain copyrighted material.  Consideration of such copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.

Access: These records are available for public inspection under provision of the North Dakota Century Code, 55-02.1-08.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the record group, series name and number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

The following list provides the names of all the railroad companies represented by annual reports from 1925 to 1980. Railroad companies added after 1925 have the date following and those terminated before 1980 are listed with the year in parenthesis.

Burlington Northern 1970
Chicago and Northwestern
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Farmers Grain and Shipping (1944)
Great Northern (1969)
Midland Continental (1970)
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie (1961)
Northern Pacific (1969)
Soo 1961
Stockyards 1945
Valley City Street and Interurban 1930 (1953)
Wisconsin Central 1953 (1953)

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Chicago and Northwestern Railway Co. 1925
2 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1925
3 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1925
4 Great Northern Railway Co.     1925
5 Midland Continental RR             1925
6 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1925
7 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1925
8 Chicago and Northwestern Railway Co. 1926
9 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1926
10 Farmers' Grain and Shipping Co.          1926
11 Great Northern Railway Co.   1926
12 Midland Continental RR           1926
13 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1926
14 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1926
15 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1927
16 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1927
17 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1927
18 Great Northern Railway Co.   1927
19 Midland Continental RR           1927
20 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1927
21 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1927
22 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1928
23 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1928
24 Farmers' Grain Shipping Co.   1928
25 Great Northern Railway Co.   1928
26 Midland Continental RR           1928
27 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1928
28 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1928
29 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1929
30 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1929
31 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1929
32 Great Northern Railway Co.   1929
33 Midland Continental RR           1929
34 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1929
35 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1929
35 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1930
36 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1930
38 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1930
39 Great Northern Railway Co.   1930
40 Midland Continental RR           1930
41 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1930

Box 2:
1 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1930
2 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1930
3 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1931
4 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1931
5 Farmers' Grain Shipping Co.     1931
6 Great Northern Railway Co.     1931
7 Midland Continental RR             1931
8 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1931
9 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1931
10 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1931
11 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1932
12 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1932
13 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1932
14 Great Northern Railway Co.   1932
15 Midland Continental RR           1932
16 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1932
17 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1932
18 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1932
19 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1933

Box 3:
1 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1933
2 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1933
3 Great Northern Railway Co.     1933
4 Midland Continental RR             1933
5 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1933
6 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1933
7 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1934
8 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1934
9 Farmers' Grain and Shipping Co.            1934
10 Great Northern Railway Co.   1934
11 Midland Continental RR           1934
12 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1934
13 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1934
14 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1934
15 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1935
16 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1935
17 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1935
18 Great Northern Railway Co.   1935

Box 4:
1 Midland Continental RR             1935
2 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1935
3 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1935
4 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1936
5 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1936
6 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1936
7 Great Northern Railway Co.     1936
8 Midland Continental RR             1936
9 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1936
10 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1936
11 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1937
12 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1937
13 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1937
14 Great Northern Railway Co.   1937
15 Midland Continental RR           1937
16 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1937
17 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1937

Box 5:
1 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1938
2 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1938
3 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1938
4 Great Northern Railway Co.     1938
5 Midland Continental RR             1938
6 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1938
7 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1938
8 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1939
9 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1939
10 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1939
11 Great Northern Railway Co.   1939
12 Midland Continental RR           1939
13 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1939
14 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1939
15 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1940
16 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1940
17 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1940

Box 6:
1 Great Northern Railway Co.     1940
2 Midland Continental RR Co.     1940
3 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1940
4 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1940
5 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1941
6 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1941
7 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1941
8 Great Northern Railway Co.     1941
9 Midland Continental RR             1941
10 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1941
11 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1941
12 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1942
13 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1942
14 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co.              1942
15 Great Northern Railway Co.   1942
16 Midland Continental RR           1942
17 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1942

Box 7:
1 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1942
2 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1943
3 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1943
4 Farmers' Grain & Shipping Co. 1943
5 Great Northern Railway Co.     1943
6 Midland Continental RR             1943
7 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1943
8 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1943
9 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1944
10 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1944
11 Great Northern Railway Co.   1944
12 Midland Continental RR           1944
13 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1944
14 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1944
15 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1944
16 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1945
17 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1945

Box 8:
1 Great Northern Railway Co.     1945
2 Midland Continental RR             1945
3 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1945
4 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1945
5 Stockyards Railway Co.               1945
6 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1946
7 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1946
8 Great Northern Railway Co.     1946
9 Midland Continental RR             1946
10 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1946
11 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1946
12 Stockyards Railway Co.            1946
13 Western Union Telegraph Co.              1946
14 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1947
15 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1947
16 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1947
17 Great Northern Railway Co.   1947
18 Midland Continental RR           1947
19 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1947

Box 9:
1 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1947
2 Stockyards Railway Co.               1947
3 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1948
4 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1948
5 Great Northern Pacific Railway Co.       1948
6 Midland Continental RR             1948
7 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1948
8 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1948
9 Stockyards Railway Co.               1948
10 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1949
11 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1949
12 Great Northern Railway Co.   1949
13 Midland Continental RR           1949
14 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1949
15 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1949
16 Stockyards Railway Co.            1949

Box 10:
1 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1950
2 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1950
3 Great Northern Railway Co.     1950
4 Midland Continental RR             1950
5 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie  1950
6 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1950
7 Stockyards Railway Co.               1950
8 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1950
9 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1951
10 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1951
11 Great Northern Railway Co.   1951
12 Midland Continental RR           1951
13 Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Co.   1951
14 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1951
15 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1951
16 Stockyards Railway Co.            1951
17 Chicago and North Western Railway Co.  1952

Box 11:
1 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1952
2 Great Northern Railway Co.     1952
3 Midland Continental RR             1952
4 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1952
5 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1952
6 Stockyards Railway Co.               1952
7 Valley City Street & Interurban Railway Co. 1952
8 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1953
9 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1953
10 Great Northern Railway Co.   1953
11 Midland Continental RR           1953
12 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1953
13 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1953
14 Stockyards Railway Co.            1953
15 Wisconsin Central Railway Co. 1953
16 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1954

Box 12:
1 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1954
2 Great Northern Railway Co.     1954
3 Midland Continental RR             1954
4 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1954
5 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1954
6 Stockyards Railway Co.               1954
7 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1955
8 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1955
9 Great Northern Railway Co.     1955
10 Midland Continental RR           1955
11 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1955
12 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1955
13 Stockyards Railway Co.            1955
14 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1956
15 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1956
16 Great Northern Railway Co.   1956

Box 13:
1 Midland Continental RR             1956
2 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1956
3 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1956
4 Stockyards Railway Co.               1956
5 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1957
6 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1957
7 Great Northern Railway Co.     1957
8 Midland Continental RR             1957
9 Midland Continental RR             1957
10 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1957
11 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1957
12 Stockyards Railway Co.            1957
13 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1958
14 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1958
15 Great Northern Railway Co.   1958
16 Midland Continental RR           1958
17 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1958

Box 14:
1 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1958
2 Stockyards Railway Co.               1958
3 Western Union Telegraph Co. 1958
4 Chicago and North Western Railway Co.  1959
5 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1959
6 Great Northern Railway Co.     1959
7 Midland Continental RR             1959
8 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1959
9 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1959
10 Railway Express Agency          1959
11 Stockyards Railway Co.            1959
12 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1960
13 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1960
14 Great Northern Railway Co.   1960
15 Midland Continental RR           1960
16 Minneapolis St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie 1960
17 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1960
18 Stockyards Railway Co.            1960
19 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1961

Box 15:
1 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1961
2 Great Northern Railway Co.     1961
3 Midland Continental RR             1961
4 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1961
5 Soo Line RR Co.              1961
6 Stockyards Railway Co.               1961
7 Chicago and North Western Railway Co.  1962
8 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1952
9 Great Northern Railway Co.     1962
10 Midland Continental RR           1962
11 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1962
12 Soo Line RR Co.           1962
13 Stockyards Railway Co.            1962
14 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1963
15 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1963
16 Great Northern Railway Co.   1963
17 Midland Continental RR           1963
18 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1963
19 Soo Line RR Co.           1963

Box 16:
1 Stockyards Railway Co.               1963
2 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1964
3 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1964
4 Great Northern Railway Co.     1964
5 Midland Continental RR             1964
6 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1964
7 Soo Line RR Co.              1964
8 Stockyards Railway Co.               1964
9 Chicago and North Western Railway Co.  1965
10 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1965
11 Great Northern Railway Co.   1965
12 Midland Continent RR              1965
13 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1965
14 Soo Line RR Co.           1965
15 Stockyards Railway Co.            1965
16 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1966
17 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1966
18 Great Northern Railway Co.   1966

Box 17:
1 Midland Continental RR             1966
2 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1966
3 Soo Line RR Co.              1966
4 Stockyards Railway Co.               1966
5 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1967
6 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1967
7 Great Northern Railway Co.     1967
8 Midland Continental RR             1967
9 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1967
10 Soo Line RR Co.           1967
11 Stockyards Railway Co.            1967
12 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1968
13 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1968
14 Great Northern Railway Co.   1968
15 Midland Continental RR           1968
16 Northern Pacific Railway Co.  1968
17 Soo Line RR Co.           1968
18 Stockyards Railway Co.            1968
19 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1969

Box 18:
1 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1969
2 Great Northern Railway Co.     1969
3 Midland Continental RR Co.     1969
4 Northern Pacific Railway Co.    1969
5 Soo Line RR Co.              1969
6 Stockyards Railway Co.               1969
7 Burlington Northern Inc.           1970
8 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1970
9 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1970
10 Midland Continental RR           1970
11 Soo Line RR Co.           1970
12 Stockyards Railway Co.            1970
13 Burlington Northern Inc.         1971
14 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1971
15 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1971
16 Soo Line RR Co.           1971
17 Stockyards Railway Co.            1971
18 Burlington Northern Inc.         1972

Box 19:
1 Chicago and North Western Railway Co. 1972
2 Chicago and North Western Transportation      1972
3 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1972
4 Soo Line RR Co.              1972
5 Stockyards Railway Co.               1972
6 Burlington Northern Inc.           1973
7 Chicago and North Western Transportation 1973
8 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1973
9 Soo Line RR Co.              1973
10 Stockyards Railway Co.            1973
11 Burlington Northern Inc.         1974
12 Chicago and North Western Transportation   1974
13 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1974
14 Soo Line RR Co.           1974
15 Stockyards Railway Co.            1974
16 Burlington Northern Inc.         1976

Box 20:
1 Chicago and North Western Transportation      1976
2 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1976
3 Soo Line RR Co.              1976
4 Stockyards Railway Co                1976
5 Burlington Northern Inc.           1977
6 Chicago and North Western Transportation      1977
7 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1977
8 Soo Line RR Co.              1977
9 Stockyards Railway Co.               1977
10 Burlington Northern Inc.         1978
11 Burlington Northern Inc.         1978
12 Chicago and North Western Transportation   1978
13 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific 1978
14 Soo Line RR Co.           1978
15 Stockyards Railway Co.            1978
16 Burlington Northern Inc.         1979

Box 21:
1 Burlington Northern Inc.           1979
2 Chicago and North Western Transportation      1979
3 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1979
4 Soo Line RR Co.              1979
5 Stockyards Railway Co.               1979
6 Burlington Northern Inc.           1980
7 Burlington Northern Inc.           1980
8 Chicago and North Western Transportation      1980
9 Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific   1980
10 Soo Line RR Co.           1980
11 Stockyards Railway Co.            1980

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