Table 3-4: Rail Shipments: 2008

Table 3-4: Rail Shipments: 2008

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 State Rail shipments terminating in state Rail shipments originating in state
All commodities (tons) Top commodity by weight All commodities (tons) Top commodity by weight
Alabama 51,969,415 Coal 37,560,566 Coal
Alaska 6,100,000 Miscellaneous 6,100,000 Miscellaneous
Arizona 27,522,558 Coal 3,662,860 Waste and scrap
Arkansas 26,985,208 Coal 19,416,858 Crushed stone, gravel, sand
California 100,844,567 Intermodal 63,854,777 Intermodal
Colorado 28,848,430 Coal 31,839,195 Coal
Connecticut 1,594,012 Crushed stone, gravel, sand 1,778,460 Waste and scrap
Delaware 5,576,164 Coal 703,356 Iron and steel
District of Columbia 134,636 Waste and scrap materials 134,132 Waste and scrap materials
Florida 69,088,550 Nonmetallic minerals 44,726,282 Nonmetallic minerals
Georgia 82,210,017 Coal 33,174,320 Crushed stone, gravel, sand
Hawaii 0 N/A 0 N/A
Idaho 8,518,638 Farm products 6,864,002 Farm products
Illinois 155,824,440 Coal 106,587,820 Intermodal
Indiana 59,077,162 Coal 50,331,803 Coal
Iowa 37,429,569 Coal 34,934,882 Food products
Kansas 23,703,303 Coal 23,226,109 Farm products
Kentucky 39,239,064 Coal 86,127,100 Coal
Louisiana 34,465,842 Chemicals 28,414,963 Chemicals
Maine 3,275,464 Pulp and paper products 2,998,892 Pulp and paper products
Maryland 29,220,047 Coal 5,596,664 Waste and scrap
Massachusetts 7,475,780 Intermodal 2,242,768 Intermodal
Michigan 41,572,451 Coal 25,162,033 Metallic ores
Minnesota 57,534,804 Metallic ores 74,860,874 Metallic ores
Mississippi 16,059,403 Coal 8,229,320 Chemicals
Missouri 71,287,602 Coal 13,228,482 Food products
Montana 7,116,984 Petroleum products 45,234,173 Coal
Nebraska 17,633,604 Coal 28,902,237 Farm products
Nevada 7,946,377 Coal 2,141,568 Cement, concrete pr., etc.
New Hampshire 1,228,847 Coal 274,672 Crushed stone, gravel, sand
New Jersey 22,466,962 Chemicals 11,242,016 Intermodal
New Mexico 3,456,234 Food products 11,265,862 Coal
New York 22,800,205 Coal 6,770,743 Waste and scrap
North Carolina 58,440,018 Coal 12,086,168 Chemicals
North Dakota 14,031,268 Coal 29,690,563 Farm Products
Ohio 86,564,754 Coal 61,522,546 Coal
Oklahoma 33,689,501 Coal 26,496,734 Crushed stone, gravel, sand
Oregon 23,889,472 Farm products 10,792,772 Lumber and wood products
Pennsylvania 66,725,355 Coal 56,590,737 Coal
Rhode Island 544,384 Chemicals 134,720 Waste and scrap
South Carolina 31,260,443 Coal 13,459,589 Chemicals
South Dakota 4,490,367 Coal 14,411,576 Farm products
Tennessee 33,387,335 Coal 15,491,252 Intermodal
Texas 210,282,792 Coal 96,626,971 Chemicals
Utah 12,304,453 Coal 20,406,386 Coal
Vermont 1,179,972 Nonmetallic minerals 404,560 Miscellaneous
Virginia 77,081,796 Coal 43,684,067 Coal
Washington 63,162,810 Farm products 23,164,170 Intermodal
West Virginia 22,474,865 Coal 114,536,370 Coal
Wisconsin 72,506,777 Coal 14,951,301 Crushed stone, gravel, sand
Wyoming 17,817,467 Coal 445,063,957 Coal
United States, total 1,898,040,168   1,817,102,228  

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTE: The top commodity is based on the 38 two-digit Standard Transportation Commodity Code groupings and is determined by the tonnage either originating or terminating in the state (including intrastate shipments.)

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States-2008, personal communication, Apr. 27, 2010.