TABLE E-3 Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1995-2005

TABLE E-3 Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1995-2005

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  Tons per carload
1995 65.3
1996 66.6
1997 63.4
1998 64.1
1999 63.4
2000 62.6
2001 64.0
2002 63.3
2003 62.3
2004 61.3
2005 61.0

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

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2006 (Washington, DC: 20065), pp. 37.