Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2008

Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2008

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State Class I Regional Local Canadian2 Total3
Linehaul Switching and terminal
Alabama 2,671 344 556 142 0 3,713
Alaska 0 506 0 0 0 506
Arizona 1,237 0 354 145 0 1,736
Arkansas 2,540 248 745 114 0 3,647
California 5,432 411 538 355 0 6,736
Colorado 2,921 157 433 98 0 3,609
Connecticut 68 412 222 0 0 702
Delaware 247 0 24 11 0 282
District of Columbia 33 0 0 5 0 38
Florida 1,800 431 749 2 0 2,982
Georgia 3,399 0 1,387 18 0 4,804
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 972 81 468 147 0 1,668
Illinois 7,997 868 806 417 0 10,088
Indiana 3,532 430 1,187 221 0 5,370
Iowa 2,757 1,102 365 46 0 4,270
Kansas 3,934 1,825 48 243 0 6,050
Kentucky 2,293 290 220 0 0 2,803
Louisiana 2,610 0 726 62 0 3,398
Maine 0 876 283 2 0 1,161
Maryland 829 125 177 18 0 1,149
Massachusetts 430 502 197 10 0 1,139
Michigan 2,569 440 1,336 238 1 4,584
Minnesota 4,020 647 848 157 44 5,716
Mississippi 1,941 46 635 155 0 2,777
Missouri 4,104 541 119 153 0 4,917
Montana 2,052 865 294 0 0 3,211
Nebraska 2,597 368 450 15 0 3,430
Nevada 1,997 0 0 0 0 1,997
New Hampshire 0 172 290 0 0 462
New Jersey 1,581 108 197 512 68 2,466
New Mexico 1,975 0 94 310 0 2,379
New York 2,081 439 1,190 129 803 4,642
North Carolina 2,424 0 689 234 0 3,347
North Dakota 2,214 1,380 84 0 0 3,678
Ohio 4,184 1,186 794 403 0 6,567
Oklahoma 2,738 78 978 309 0 4,103
Oregon 1,440 746 274 134 0 2,594
Pennsylvania 3,556 736 1,537 613 452 6,894
Rhode Island 0 138 0 0 0 138
South Carolina 2,069 0 250 93 0 2,412
South Dakota 931 790 272 24 0 2,017
Tennessee 2,168 0 751 63 0 2,982
Texas 12,180 1,058 741 1,003 0 14,982
Utah 1,695 293 24 46 0 2,058
Vermont 0 79 560 0 0 639
Virginia 3,127 0 384 63 0 3,574
Washington 2,210 15 1,258 210 0 3,693
West Virginia 2,129 10 341 6 0 2,486
Wisconsin 3,326 761 181 7 0 4,275
Wyoming 1,849 7 0 30 0 1,886
United States, total 118,859 19,511 24,056 6,963 1,368 170,757

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 2008 is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $401.4 million. A Regional railroad is a non-Class I, line-haul, freight 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 Issues).