Table 1-27. Age and Availability of Amtrak Locomotive and Car Fleets

Table 1-27. Age and Availability of Amtrak Locomotive and Car Fleets

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  1972 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Locomotives                           
% available for servicea N 87 83 93 84 86 83 84 85 88 88 88 88 90
Average age (years)b 22.3 14.4 7.4 7.0 12.0 13.0 13.0 13.2 13.4 13.9 14.4 12.0 12.6 12.8
Passenger and other train cars                           
% available for servicea N 82 77 90 90 92 90 89 88 90 90 91 93 91
Average age (years)b 22.0 24.7 14.3 14.2 20.0 21.0 21.5 22.6 22.4 21.8 20.7 20.2 17.3 17.2

a Year-end daily average. Active units less backshop units undergoing heavy maintenance less back-ordered units undergoing progressive maintenance and running repairs.
b Year-end average.

KEY: N = data do not exist.

NOTE: 1972 was Amtrak's first full fiscal year of operation.

SOURCES:
1972-80: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
1985-99: Ibid. Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues), pg.44.