TABLE 4-6 Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1992-2002

TABLE 4-6 Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1992-2002

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Tons per carload 66.6 63.5 63.9 64.6 67.1 63.4 63.4 63.6 62.1 64.5 63.1

NOTE: Average railcar weight is total tons transported divided by total carloads transported.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2003 (Washington, DC: 2003), pp. 24 and 28.