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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 51



Year. Miles Open No. of Passengers. Total Per Mile.
1870 15,537 330,004,398 £45,078,143 £2,794
1875 16,658 506,975,234 58,982,753 3,541
1879 17,696 562,732,890 59,395,282 3,356
1880 17,945 603,884,752 61,950,754 3,453

Here again we have to notice the effects of the depression, and the indication of a fresh start, which the figures of 1880 afford. There is one thing, however, to be noted. Considering that since 1875 some 1,300 miles of comparatively unproductive lines have been built, we cannot but see that an enormous advance in the general prosperity has taken place in this department also.

Let us now take a few figures from our agricultural statistics:—