Table 4-18: Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-18: Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Number in use                                    
Locomotives 355 419 291 318 316 336 360 338 313 299 332 345 329 378 401 372 442 276
Cars 1,913 2,128 1,854 1,863 1,786 1,796 1,853 1,852 1,722 1,730 1,728 1,962 1,992 1,894 2,084 2,896 1,623 1,211
Miles traveled (millions)                                    
Train-miles 30 30 30 33 34 34 35 34 32 30 32 33 34 35 36 38 37 37
Car-miles 253 235 251 301 313 307 303 304 292 276 288 312 342 368 378 379 332 308
Locomotive fuel consumed                                    
Electric (million of kWh hours) 180 254 295 330 303 300 301 309 304 293 282 275 283 350 U U U U
Diesel (million gallons) 63 64 65 82 82 82 83 75 66 71 75 75 74 76 U U U U
Average miles traveled per car 132,000 110,000 135,000 162,000 175,000 171,000 164,000 164,000 170,000 160,000 167,000 159,000 172,000 194,000 181,000 131,000 204,000 255,000

KEY: kWh = kilowatt hour; U = data are not available.

SOURCES

Number of locomotives and cars:

1975-80: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

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

2001-04: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2005 (Washington, DC: 2005), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Miles traveled:

Train-miles:

1975-2002: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

2003-04: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2005 (Washington, DC: 2005), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Car-miles:

1975: Association of American Railroads, Yearbook of Railroad Facts 1975 (Washington, DC: 1976), p. 40.

1980-85: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department and Public Affairs Department, personal communication.

1990-2000: Ibid., Amtrak Corporate Reporting, Route Profitability System, personal communication, Aug. 22, 2001.

2001-04: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2005 (Washington, DC: 2005), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Locomotive fuel consumed:

1975-2000: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.