PASSENGER AND GOODS TRAFFIC BY STATIONS ON FILE
Passengers departing from and arriving at Argentine railway stations and halts, by station; goods and livestock shipped from and received at stations, by station from 1896 to 1944, and commodity detail of goods and livestock originating at stations, by stations, which vary in number from 937 in 1896 to 2849 in 1944. Each file has three kinds of sheets: 4 with time series of passengers and freight originating and terminating at every station and interchanged at junctions. Another four sheets show commodity detail for 1896 to 1899 published in statistical yearbooks of the Dirección General de Estadística. Another 38 sheets show the commodity detail of goods and livestock originating at every station and received at junctions in all years from 1900 to 1935, 1942/43 and 1943/44, published by the National Railways Board. No such commodity detail of freight originating by stations was published by the National Railways Board for the years from 1936 to 1942, however, some such data were found in statistical yearbooks of the provinces.
The study of the traffic can be complemented with that of buildings, tracks and other station equipment provided to serve shippers and requirements of the train service.
Note: One should not use the traffic data printed in the original publications because of typographic errors. Our traffic by station spreadsheets were corrected by comparisons with other tables in the same publications and by adjustments to row and column control sums. Remaining errors are indicated in the tables.
There are 25 files:
|COMODORO||Comodoro Rivadavia to Sarmiento colony|
|CHUBUT||Central of Chubut|
|DESEADO||Port Deseado to Las Heras colony|
|FCCNO||Cordoba and North-Western|
|FC_ESTE||Del Este (State Ry.)|
|FCBAP||Pacific, Arg. Great Western, Villa Maria and Rufino, and branch to Malargüe (State Ry.)|
|FCBBNO||Bahía Blanca North-Western|
|FCCA||Central Argentine, Western of Santa Fe, Buenos Aires and Rosario, and Santa Fe and Cordoba Great Southern|
|FCCBA||Central of Buenos Aires|
|FCCC||Cordoba Central: Buenos Aires Extension, Cordoba and Rosario, Original Line, Northern Section, and North-West Argentine.|
|FCCyR||Cordoba and Rosario|
|FCCGBA||Compagnie Générale de Buenos Aires|
|FCCNA||Argentino del Norte, Central Norte Argentino and Embarcación to Formosa|
|FCMBA||Buenos Aires Midland|
|FCNEA||East Argentine and Argentine North-Eastern|
|FCO||Buenos Aires Western|
|FCRPB||Rosario to Puerto Belgrano|
|FCS||Buenos Aires and Ensenada and Buenos Aires Great Southern|
|FCSF||Province of Santa Fe|
|FCTVR||Rafaela Steam Tramway|
|SANTONIO||San Antonio to Nahuel Huapí|
Each file has up to 46 sheets with stations in the rows:
|A||Passengers originating||Number||in columns from 1896 to 1943/44|
|B||Passengers terminating||Number||in columns from 1898 to 1943/44|
|C||Goods and livestock originating||Tons||in columns from 1896 to 1943/44|
|D||Goods and livestock terminating||Tons||in columns from 1898 to 1943/44|
|E to H||1896 to 1899||Tons||Grains, wool, hides, etc. shipped from each station.|
|I to AR||1900 to 1935||In columns for about 25 goods and 4 types of livestock originating at each station.
There are no data for the Central of Chubut from 1923 to 1928.
|AU||Index to Stations||Showing locations by county and name changes.
To assist the study of traffic by stations, the index page shows the population at stations according to the censuses of 1914, 1947 and 1960.
For some stations there are data for the years 1871, 1884, 1888, 1945, 1954, 1955, 1961/2 and 1962/3. For the Western Railway they are data in sheets A and C for 1871 and 1888, including stations on lines later sold to the CAR, BAER, and BAGSR. The State Railways provided data for sheets A and C and the year 1945.
For the Argentine North-Eastern there are data from Annual Reports of the Directors of traffic by stations since 1892 and details of goods forwarded and received, and of freights paid at each station during 1898.
For some railways there are no data on traffic terminating in 1898 and 1899. Several railways excluded the weight of cattle from the total tons of freight originating and terminating at stations until 1905.
For the BAGSR there are details of parcels shipped in 1921 by station and by commodity.