Table 4-18M: Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-18M: 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 2008 2009 2010
Number in use                                                
Locomotives 355 419 291 318 316 336 360 338 313 299 332 345 329 378 401 372 442 276 258 319 270 278 274 282
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 1,177 1,214 1,274
Miles traveled (millions)                                                
Train-miles 48 48 48 53 55 55 56 55 51 48 51 53 55 56 58 61 60 60 58 58 60 61 62 60
Car-miles 407 378 404 484 504 494 488 489 470 444 463 502 550 592 608 609 534 496 426 425 429 437 455 474
Train Energy Consumption                                                
Electric (million of kWhs) 180 254 295 330 303 300 301 309 336 363 390 416 443 470 456 518 537 551 531 549 578 582 565 559
Diesel (million gallons) 239 240 245 311 310 309 313 278 274 270 286 288 300 359 367 320 282 260 248 236 234 240 234 240
Average miles traveled per car (thousands) 213 178 218 260 282 275 263 264 273 257 268 256 276 313 292 210 329 410 359 357 369 372 375 372

KEY: kWh = kilowatt hour.

NOTE

1 gallon = 3.785412 liters and 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometers.

SOURCES

Number of locomotives and cars:

197580: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

19852000: Ibid., Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

200110: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Miles traveled:

Train-miles:

19752002: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

200310: 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.

198085: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department and Public Affairs Department, personal communication.

19902000: Ibid., Amtrak Corporate Reporting, Route Profitability System, personal communication, Aug. 22, 2001.

200110: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Locomotive fuel consumed:

1975-2000: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

2001-10: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), personal communication, Apr. 20, 2012.