TABLE 5-12/5-13 Rail Freight Average Speeds, Revenue Ton-Miles, and Terminal Dwell Times

TABLE 5-12/5-13 Rail Freight Average Speeds, Revenue Ton-Miles, and Terminal Dwell Times

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Quarter Average line-haul speed (mph) Revenue ton-miles (billions) Average terminal dwell time (hours)
99Q3 23.1 364.0 U
99Q4 23.4 372.8 U
00Q1 24.3 358.6 U
00Q2 24.0 359.7 U
00Q3 23.8 376.0 U
00Q4 24.0 361.3 U
01Q1 24.4 370.4 U
01Q2 24.0 364.6 U
01Q3 24.3 367.7 U
01Q4 24.9 371.3 U
02Q1 25.5 352.0 U
02Q2 25.6 369.1 U
02Q3 25.0 361.2 U
02Q4 25.3 364.2 U
03Q1 24.7 368.4 U
03Q2 24.4 379.2 U
03Q3 23.8 387.6 U
03Q4 23.7 396.0 U
04Q1 23.2 395.6 U
04Q2 22.3 409.8 23.5
04Q3 22.5 417.3 23.1
04Q4 22.1 429.3 24.0
05Q1 21.8 416.7 24.2

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Data cover Class I railroads only (see Glossary for definition). Average line-haul speed data for 2004 and 2005 are preliminary.

SOURCES: Average line-haul speed and terminal dwell time—U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations using data reported by Class I railroads to the Association of American Railroads for posting at http://www.railroadpm.org/, and Surface Transportation Board (STB), Statistics of Class I Railroads in the United States, table 8, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/, as of May 2005. Revenue ton-miles—STB, Quarterly Selected Earnings Report, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/, as of May 2005