Table 1-11: Freight Railroads in Michigan and the United States: 2000

Table 1-11: Freight Railroads in Michigan and the United States: 2000

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Type of railroad Number of railroads Miles operated2 - United
States
Miles operated2 - Michigan
United States Michigan
Excluding trackage rights Including trackage rights Percent of U.S. total
Total 562 26 172,101 3,687 4,425 2.6
Class I 8 4 120,597 1,525 2,228 1.8
Regional 35 3 20,978 742 766 3.7
Local 304 9 21,512 1,095 1,101 5.1
Switching and terminal 213 9 7,425 319 324 4.4
Canadian1 2 1 1,589 6 6 0.4

1 Refers to non-Class I, Canadian-owned lines.

2 Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.

NOTES:

1. As defined by the Surface Transportation Board in 2000, a Class I Railroad is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $261.9 million.

2. A Regional Railroad is a non-Class I, line-haul railroad operating 350 or more miles of road or with revenues of at least $40 million or both.

3. A Local Railroad is a railroad which is neither a Class I nor a Regional Railroad, and is engaged primarily in line-haul service.

4. A Switching and Terminal Railroad is a non-Class I Railroad engaged primarily in switching and/or terminal services for other railroads.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at http://www.aar.org/AboutTheIndustry/StateInformation.asp as of Mar. 19, 2002.