Figure 5: Railroad Ton-Miles

Figure 5: Railroad Ton-Miles

(Billions)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Waybill Ton-Miles, US Terminations1 1,055 1,033 1,089 1,124 1,208 1,303 1,362 1,374 1,433 1,490 1,530 1,581
US-Can. Term. (mil Metric Tons)2 11.479 10.398 11.362 12.482 14.502 15.391 16.474 18.403 17.099 15.175 17.624 19.813
Convert to Short Tons (mil) 12.653 11.462 12.525 13.759 15.986 16.966 18.160 20.286 18.849 16.728 19.427 21.840
Average US Length of Haul3 725.7 751.3 762.5 794.2 816.8 842.6 841.7 850.9 835.1 834.9 843.3 858.5
Ton-Miles, US-Can. Term. (bil) 9.18 8.61 9.55 10.93 13.06 14.30 15.28 17.26 15.74 13.97 16.38 18.75
Railroad Ton-Miles (Improved BTS) 1,064 1,042 1,098 1,135 1,221 1,317 1,377 1,391 1,448 1,504 1,546 1,599
Class I Ton-Miles(NTS)4 1,034 1,039 1,067 1,109 1,201 1,306 1,356 1,349 1,377 1,433 1,466 1,495
Railroad Ton-Miles (Eno)5 1,091 1,100 1,138 1,183 1,275 1,375 1,426 1,421 1,442 1,499 1,534 1,558

Sources:

1 Surface Transportation Board, Carload Waybill Sample, various years.

2 Transport Canada, Transportation In Canada, Addendum, 2002, Table A6-10.

3 AAR, Railroad Facts, various years, p. 36.

4 BTS, National Transportation Statistics, 2003, Table 1-44.

5 Eno Transportation Foundation, Transportation in America, 2002, p. 42.