Table 3 - Rail: 2000 Data

Table 3 - Rail: 2000 Data

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Miles of road operated

120,597 miles by major (Class I) railroads
20,978 miles by regional railroads
28,937 miles by local railroads
22,741 miles by Amtrak1

Equipment

1.4 million freight cars
20,028 freight locomotives in service

Freight railroad firms

Class I: 8 systems, 168,360 employees, 1.4 trillion revenue ton-miles of freight carried
Regional: 35 companies, 11,254 employees
Local: 517 companies, 12,194 employees

Passenger (Amtrak)1

25,000 employees, 1,894 passenger/other cars
378 locomotives, 22.5 million passengers carried (FY 2000)

1 National Railroad Passenger Corp., Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: 2000), also available at http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/00annualrpt.pdf, as of September 2001.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts: 2001 Edition (Washington, DC: 2001).