Table 1-9: Freight Railroads in Montana and the United States: 2000

Table 1-9: Freight Railroads in Montana and the United States: 2000

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Type of railroad Number of railroads Miles operated2
United States
Miles operated2
Montana
United States Montana Excluding trackage rights Including trackage rights Percent of U.S. total
Total 562 7 172,101 3,293 3,310 1.9
Class I 8 2 120,597 2,260 2,277 1.9
Regional 35 2 20,978 868 868 4.1
Local 304 3 21,512 165 165 0.8
Switching and terminal 213 0 7,425 0 0 0.0
Canadian1 2 0 1,589 0 0 0.0

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.