Business & Finance: Revived Rails

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With most U. S. railroads having by last week reported their first half incomes for 1929, statisticians, investors, speculators and railroaders noted and interpreted the following railroad facts:

General Earnings. Estimators figured that the operating net income for all U. S. railroads for the first half of 1929 was at the rate of annual earnings of 6.11% of railroad valuation (by the roads), whereas the same figure for corresponding 1928 period was at the annual rate of 4.78% on valuation.

Notable Earners. Pennsylvania, New Haven, Erie,...

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