The London and Northwestern is the most powerful and wealthy railroad company in the world, having a capital stock of $164,-825,580, and it also controls the Midland Railroad, with a capital of $105,588,065 ; the two having a length of double track of 1,204 miles. The Great Northern has only 283 miles of track, and a capital of $73,337,575. The Great Western Railroad Company has 465 miles of track, and a capital of $168,-750,620.