TABLE 2-5-5 - Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1999-2009

TABLE 2-5-5 - Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 1999-2009

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  Tons per carload
1999 63.4
2000 62.6
2001 64.0
2002 63.3
2003 62.3
2004 61.3
2005 61.0
2006 60.9
2007 61.7
2008 63.1

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

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2009 (Washington, DC: 2009), p. 37.