Table 3 - Rail: 1999 Data (unless noted)

Table 3 - Rail: 1999 Data (unless noted)

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Miles of road operated

    120,986 miles by major (Class I) railroads1

    21,250 miles by regional railroads1

    28,422 miles by local railroads1

    22,741 miles by Amtrak2

Equipment1

    1.4 million freight cars

    20,256 freight locomotives in service

Freight railroad firms1

    Class I: 8 systems, 177,557 employees, 1.4 trillion revenue ton-miles of freight carried

    Regional: 36 companies, 11,372 employees

    Local: 510 companies, 12,454 employees

Passenger (Amtrak)2

    25,000 employees, 1,894 passenger/other cars

    378 locomotives, 22.5 million passengers carried (FY 2000)

1 Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts: 2000 Edition (Washington, DC: 2000).
2 National Railroad Passenger Corp., Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: 2000), also available at http://www.amtrak.com/press/00annualrpt.pdf, as of April 2001.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).