Table 1-10: Nebraska and U.S. Freight Railroads: 2000

Table 1-10: Nebraska and U.S. Freight Railroads: 2000

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Type of railroad Number of railroads Miles operated2
United States Nebraska
United States Nebraska Excluding trackage rights Including trackage rights Percent of U.S. total
Total 562 12 172,101 3,537 3,614 2.1
Class I 8 2 120,597 2,717 2,766 2.3
Regional 35 4 20,978 328 328 1.6
Local 304 3 21,512 477 505 2.3
Switching and terminal 213 3 7,425 15 15 0.2
Canadian1 2 0 1,589 0 0 0.0

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

2Miles 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: According to Association of American Railroads definitions:

1. 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.