The railroad of the Donora Southern Railroad Company, hereinafter called the carrier, is a single-track standard-gauge steam railroad, located in southwestern Pennsylvania. The main line extends from Bamford to Baird, a distance of 3.026 miles. The carrier also owns 5.590 miles of yard tracks and sidings. Its road thus embraces 8.616 miles of all tracks owned. The carrier is an industrial railroad, most of its revenue being derived from switching cars between the plant of the American Steel and Wire Company at Donora, Pa., and the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The carrier and the American Steel and Wire Company are directly or indirectly controlled by the United States Steel Corporation.
The carrier is a corporation of the State of Pennsylvania, having its principal office at Pittsburgh, Pa. It is controlled by the Union Steel Company through ownership of the entire outstanding capital stock. On the other hand, the records reviewed do not indicate that the carrier itself controls any other common-carrier corporations. The property of the carrier has been operated by its own organization from the date of its completion to date of valuation.
The carrier was incorporated April 2, 1902, under the general laws of the State of Pennsylvania. The date of organization was March 28, 1902.
The owned mileage of the carrier, amounting to 3.026 miles, was all acquired by construction, which work was performed by the carrier's own forces.
The road of the carrier has direct connection with the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad for interchange of traffic at Bamford and Donora.
|Original data source:||Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission Vol. 112 pp 35, 38-40|
Interstate Commerce Commission
Although published in 1927, the report is "...as of date of valuation" which was 30 June, 1917