Table 2-14 - Top 10 State Rail Freight Flows and Major Commodities: 1997

Table 2-14 - Top 10 State Rail Freight Flows and Major Commodities: 1997

Rank Origin state Destination state Total flow Major commodity
Carloads (thousands) Tons (thousands)   Carloads (thousands) Tons (thousands)
1 IL CA 793 13,782 Misc. mixed shipmentsa 510 8,259
2 FL FL 768 57,501 Nonmetallic minerals 419 41,356
3 CA IL 753 11,827 Misc. mixed shipmentsa 580 8,172
4 TX TX 557 45,425 Nonmetallic minerals 172 16,627
5 WY IL 382 43,573 Coal 355 41,160
6 WY TX 372 38,936 Coal 352 37,060
7 TX CA 372 10,669 Misc. mixed shipmentsa 221 4,032
8 MN MN 365 28,334 Metallic ores 308 23,280
9 IL NJ 364 6,870 Misc. mixed shipmentsa 288 4,200
10 WY MO 362 40,365 Coal 357 39,900

a In 1997, miscellaneous mixed shipments accounted for 67 percent of all rail intermodal (trailer on flatcar/container on flatcar shipments).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration,Carload Waybill Sample, 1997.