Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2007

Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2007

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State Class I Regional Local Canadian2 Total3
Linehaul Switching and terminal
Alabama 2,670 344 574 159 0 3,747
Alaska 0 506 0 0 0 506
Arizona 1,281 0 382 145 0 1,808
Arkansas 2,541 248 739 114 0 3,642
California 5,442 403 676 352 0 6,873
Colorado 2,922 191 412 98 0 3,623
Connecticut 68 412 222 0 0 702
Delaware 247 0 24 11 0 282
District of Columbia 33 0 0 5 0 38
Florida 1,800 431 726 2 0 2,959
Georgia 3,421 0 1,482 18 0 4,921
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 972 81 468 147 0 1,668
Illinois 8,036 868 755 406 0 10,065
Indiana 3,516 430 1,182 219 0 5,347
Iowa 2,761 1,102 365 46 0 4,274
Kansas 3,937 1,825 48 243 0 6,053
Kentucky 2,293 290 220 0 0 2,803
Louisiana 2,613 0 543 60 0 3,216
Maine 0 876 287 2 0 1,165
Maryland 828 125 176 18 0 1,147
Massachusetts 434 502 310 10 0 1,256
Michigan 2,571 440 1,286 234 1 4,532
Minnesota 4,026 647 862 156 44 5,735
Mississippi 1,945 46 393 155 0 2,539
Missouri 4,103 541 119 153 0 4,916
Montana 2,052 865 339 0 0 3,256
Nebraska 2,605 368 450 15 0 3,438
Nevada 1,999 0 0 0 0 1,999
New Hampshire 0 172 291 0 0 463
New Jersey 1,581 108 195 511 68 2,463
New Mexico 2,037 0 94 310 0 2,441
New York 2,083 455 1,261 129 803 4,731
North Carolina 2,422 0 687 236 0 3,345
North Dakota 2,214 1,380 84 0 0 3,678
Ohio 4,182 1,186 827 391 0 6,586
Oklahoma 2,738 78 978 318 0 4,112
Oregon 1,440 982 308 134 0 2,864
Pennsylvania 3,549 759 1,542 626 452 6,928
Rhode Island 0 138 0 0 0 138
South Carolina 2,049 0 250 93 0 2,392
South Dakota 932 790 272 24 0 2,018
Tennessee 2,170 0 757 63 0 2,990
Texas 12,176 1,058 741 1,070 0 15,045
Utah 1,735 396 12 102 0 2,245
Vermont 0 79 539 0 0 618
Virginia 3,147 0 382 63 0 3,592
Washington 2,211 17 1,258 210 0 3,696
West Virginia 2,145 10 341 6 0 2,502
Wisconsin 3,326 761 180 7 0 4,274
Wyoming 1,845 7 0 30 0 1,882
United States, total 119,098 19,917 24,039 7,091 1,368 171,513

1 Miles of railroad operated is synonymous with route-miles (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. Year-to-year changes in miles operated are due to both changes in track mileage and changes in the number of railroads with rights for the same track.
2 Refers to non-Class I, Canadian-owned lines.
3 Excludes miles owned by Amtrak.

NOTES: According to the Association of American Railroads, a Class I Railroad in 2007 is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $359.6 million. 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. A Local Railroad is a railroad which is neither a Class I nor a Regional Railroad, and is engaged primarily in line-haul service. A Switching and Terminal Railroad is a non-Class I Railroad engaged primarily in switching and/or terminal services for other railroads.
Data in this table include trackage rights.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Ten-Year Trends, (Washington, DC: Annual issue).