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 2005 2006 2007
Number in use                                          
Locomotives 355 419 291 318 316 336 360 338 313 299 332 345 329 378 401 372 442 276 258 319 270
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 1,186 1,191 1,164
Miles traveled (millions)                                          
Train-miles 30 30 30 33 34 34 35 34 32 30 32 33 34 35 36 38 37 37 36 36 37
Car-miles 253 235 251 301 313 307 303 304 292 276 288 312 342 368 378 379 332 308 265 264 267
Locomotive fuel consumed                                          
Electric (million of kWh hours) 180 254 295 330 303 300 301 (R) 309 (R) 336 (R) 363 (R) 390 (R) 416 (R) 443 (R) 470 456 518 537 551 531 549 578
Diesel (million gallons) 63 64 65 82 82 82 83 (R) 74 (R) 72 (R) 71 (R) 76 (R) 76 (R) 79 (R) 95 97 84 75 69 65 62 62
Average miles traveled per car (thousands) 132 110 135 162 175 171 164 164 170 160 167 159 172 194 181 131 204 255 223 222 229

KEY: kWh = kilowatt hour; R = revised; 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).
2001-07: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.
Miles traveled:
Train-miles:
1975-2002: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
2003-07: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), 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.
2001-07: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.
Locomotive fuel consumed:
1975-93: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.
1994-2006: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and U.S. Department of Energy, Transportation Energy Data Book, available at http://cta.ornl.gov/data/index.shtml as of June 10, 2009.
2007: Amtrak, Government Affairs, Personal Communication, June 10, 2009.