Australian Economic Problems. I. The Railways

Victor S. Clark
The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Vol. 22, No. 3 (May, 1908), pp. 399-451
Published by: Oxford University Press
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Australian Economic Problems. I. The Railways


I. Comparative railway conditions in America and Australia, 400.--History of early enterprises, 402.--Railways and public lands, 4.3.--The leasing system, 404.--Land grant railways in Western Australia, 4.5.--II. Early history of railway administration, 4.6.--The commissioner system, 408.--Railway acts, 409--Status and powers of commissioners, 410.--III. Construction of new lines, 410.--Land revenues appropriated to railway construction, 411.--Local guarantees for new lines, 411.--Early progress of railway construction, 413.--Causes that retarded progress, 414.--Comparative mileage of different colonies by decades, 414.--The gage question, 415.--Description of the state railway systems, 415.--Projected transcontinental lines, 417.--Private railways, 418.--Railway mileage in proportion to population and area, 418.--Railways constructed in advance of requirements, 419.--Distribution of railways, 419.--IV. Accounting methods, 420.--Cost of construction, 421.--Operating expenses and gross revenues, 425.--V. Passenger service and fares, 428.--Description of freight traffic, 429.--Some comparative traffic conditions in Australia and America, 431.--Railway rates. 432.--VI. Interstate competition, 433.--The rate question in the federal convention, 436.--VII. Tapering and development rates, 440.--Inequality of rates, 441.--Rates reduced by 443.--Comparative rates in Australia and the United State, 444.--VIII. Profit and loss of Australian railroads, 445.--Prevalence of deficits, 446.--Reason for deficits, 446.IX. Conclusion, 448.

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    • Doctor Moritz KandtUeber die Entwickelung der Australischen Eisenbahnpolitik (Berlin, 1904)
    • T A. Coghlan's Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Government Printing Office, 1904).