Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2009

Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2009

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State Class I Regional Local Canadian2 Total3
Linehaul Switching and terminal
Alabama 2,683 344 571 126 0 3,724
Alaska 0 506 0 0 0 506
Arizona 1,237 0 354 145 0 1,736
Arkansas 2,540 0 993 114 0 3,647
California 5,509 0 978 355 0 6,842
Colorado 2,933 198 433 98 0 3,662
Connecticut 68 466 166 0 0 700
Delaware 247 0 24 20 0 291
District of Columbia 33 0 0 5 0 38
Florida 1,801 431 749 2 0 2,983
Georgia 3,393 0 1,387 18 0 4,798
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 972 81 504 147 0 1,704
Illinois 8,009 728 811 434 0 9,982
Indiana 3,551 386 1,231 232 0 5,400
Iowa 2,757 1,102 365 46 0 4,270
Kansas 3,933 1,543 372 243 0 6,091
Kentucky 2,294 290 220 0 0 2,804
Louisiana 2,610 0 767 62 0 3,439
Maine 0 876 283 2 0 1,161
Maryland 829 125 177 18 0 1,149
Massachusetts 430 558 143 10 0 1,141
Michigan 2,460 0 1,841 236 1 4,538
Minnesota 4,020 596 884 164 44 5,708
Mississippi 1,941 46 893 142 0 3,022
Missouri 4,082 210 450 146 0 4,888
Montana 2,052 865 288 0 0 3,205
Nebraska 2,597 368 450 15 0 3,430
Nevada 1,997 0 0 0 0 1,997
New Hampshire 0 198 264 0 0 462
New Jersey 1,580 91 186 530 68 2,455
New Mexico 1,975 0 94 310 0 2,379
New York 2,082 449 1,173 129 803 4,636
North Carolina 2,424 0 689 214 0 3,327
North Dakota 2,214 945 454 0 0 3,613
Ohio 4,148 558 1,426 403 0 6,535
Oklahoma 2,736 0 1,049 309 0 4,094
Oregon 1,458 358 882 134 0 2,832
Pennsylvania 3,499 778 1,463 578 452 6,770
Rhode Island 0 85 0 0 0 85
South Carolina 2,068 0 250 97 0 2,415
South Dakota 931 790 272 90 0 2,083
Tennessee 2,162 0 751 63 0 2,976
Texas 12,106 0 1,232 1,023 0 14,361
Utah 1,687 0 317 46 0 2,050
Vermont 0 273 366 0 0 639
Virginia 3,133 0 440 4 0 3,577
Washington 2,169 15 1,258 210 0 3,652
West Virginia 2,128 10 341 6 0 2,485
Wisconsin 3,322 772 181 7 0 4,282
Wyoming 1,849 7 0 30 0 1,886
United States, total 118,649 15,048 28,422 6,963 1,368 170,450

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 2009 is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $378.8 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).