TABLE 3-8 - Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 2004-2009

TABLE 3-8 - Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight: 2004-2009

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  Tons per carload
2004 61.3
2005 61.0
2006 60.9
2007 61.7
2008 63.1
2009 64.2

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

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2010 (Washington, DC: 2010), p. 37.