Table 1-13: Freight Railroads Operating in California by Class: 2000

Table 1-13: Freight Railroads Operating in California by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in California1
Class I railroads 5,861
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Rwy. Co. 2,159
Union Pacific Railroad Co. 3,702
Regional railroads 52
Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad 52
Local railroads 1,100
Almanor Railroad 13
Arizona and California Railroad Co. Ltd. 132
California Northern Railroad 250
McCloud Railway Co. 128
Northwestern Pacific Railroad 316
San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad 114
Santa Maria Valley Railroad 18
Sierra Railroad 54
Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad 17
Trona Railway 31
Ventura County Railroad Company 13
West Isle Line, Inc. 5
Yreka Western Railroad 9
Switching and terminal railroads 697
Amador Foothills Railroad 12
California Western Railroad, Inc. 40
Central California Traction Co. 68
Lake County Railroad 41
Los Angeles Junction Railway 63
Modesto and Empire Traction Co. 33
Napa Valley Railroad 21
Oakland Terminal Railway 12
Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. 21
Parr Terminal Railroad 2
Quincy Railroad 30
San Joaquin Valley Railroad Co. 310
Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway 10
Tulare Valley Railroad Co. 6
Yolo Shortline Railroad Company 28

1Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at as of Mar. 19, 2002.