Table 1-10: Freight Railroads Operating in South Dakota by Class: 2000

Table 1-10: Freight Railroads Operating in South Dakota by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in South Dakota1
Class I railroads 986
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company 980
Soo Line Railroad Company 6
Regional railroads 723
Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad 719
Red River Valley and Western Railroad Company 4
Local railroads 181
D & I Railroad 97
Sisseton Milbank Railroad, Inc. 38
Sunflour Railroad, Inc. 26
Twin Cities and Western Railroad Company 20
Switching and terminal railroads 18
Dakota Southern Railway 1
Ellis & Eastern Company 17

1 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.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

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.