Table 1-30: Age and Availability of Amtrak Locomotive and Car Fleets

Table 1-30: Age and Availability of Amtrak Locomotive and Car Fleets

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  1972 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2001
Locomotives                
Percent available for servicea N 87 83 93 84 88 89 U
Average age (years)b 22.3 14.4 7.4 7.0 12.0 13.9 11.2 U
Passenger and other train cars                
Percent available for servicea N 82 77 90 90 90 91 U
Average age (years)b 22.0 24.7 14.3 14.2 20.0 21.8 19.4 U

KEY: N = data do not exist; U = data are not available.

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.

NOTE

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

SOURCES

1972-80: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

1985-2000: Ibid., Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues).