Table 1-14: Miles of Freight Railroad Operated by Class of Railroad: 2012(1)

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State Class I Regional Local Canadian2 Total3
Linehaul Switching and terminal
Alabama 2,255 236 635 68 0 3,194
Alaska 0 506 0 0 0 506
Arizona 1,235 0 259 149 0 1,643
Arkansas 1,677 0 895 126 0 2,698
California 3,919 0 999 377 0 5,295
Colorado 2,018 198 368 78 0 2,662
Connecticut 6 210 148 0 0 364
Delaware 183 0 47 20 0 250
District of Columbia 15 0 0 5 0 20
Florida 1,693 431 774 2 0 2,900
Georgia 3,251 0 1,384 18 0 4,653
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 962 33 481 147 0 1,623
Illinois 5,851 148 649 338 0 6,986
Indiana 2,510 304 1,076 185 0 4,075
Iowa 3,189 364 271 45 0 3,869
Kansas 2,816 1,429 367 243 0 4,855
Kentucky 2,117 270 221 0 0 2,608
Louisiana 2,354 0 515 58 0 2,927
Maine 0 621 493 2 0 1,116
Maryland 557 0 172 29 0 758
Massachusetts 261 529 159 24 0 973
Michigan 1,557 0 1,751 233 1 3,542
Minnesota 3,625 3 651 127 44 4,450
Mississippi 1,614 8 716 114 0 2,452
Missouri 3,399 0 419 139 0 3,957
Montana 2,061 865 274 0 0 3,200
Nebraska 2,567 324 469 15 0 3,375
Nevada 1,192 0 0 0 0 1,192
New Hampshire 0 174 170 0 0 344
New Jersey 189 91 176 525 0 981
New Mexico 1,431 0 96 310 0 1,837
New York 1,758 328 1,231 128 2 3,447
North Carolina 2,335 0 709 214 0 3,258
North Dakota 2,182 766 382 0 0 3,330
Ohio 3,240 433 1,265 350 0 5,288
Oklahoma 2,009 0 968 296 0 3,273
Oregon 1,103 321 843 129 0 2,396
Pennsylvania 2,428 772 1,374 577 0 5,151
Rhode Island 0 19 0 0 0 19
South Carolina 1,948 0 266 97 0 2,311
South Dakota 1,494 74 98 87 0 1,753
Tennessee 1,836 0 751 62 0 2,649
Texas 8,369 0 1,236 864 0 10,469
Utah 1,249 0 59 35 0 1,343
Vermont 0 224 366 0 0 590
Virginia 2,773 0 438 4 0 3,215
Washington 1,735 0 1,272 185 0 3,192
West Virginia 1,855 0 365 6 0 2,226
Wisconsin 2,595 674 180 0 0 3,449
Wyoming 1,851 0 0 9 0 1,860
United States, total 95,264 10,355 26,438 6,420 47 138,524

1Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are excluded. Miles of railroad operated is synonymous with route-miles (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. Year-to-year changes in miles operated are due to both changes in track mileage and changes in the number of railroads with rights for the same track.

2Refers to non-Class I, Canadian-owned lines.

3Excludes 656 miles of track owned by Amtrak.

NOTES: According to the Association of American Railroads, a Class I railroad in 2012 is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $452.7 million. A Regional railroad is a non-Class I, line-haul, freight railroad operating 350 or more miles of road or with revenues of at least $40 million or both. A Local railroad is a railroad which is neither a Class I nor a Regional railroad, and is engaged primarily in line-haul service. A Switching and terminal railroad is a non-Class I railroad engaged primarily in switching and/or terminal services for other railroads. This table is not comparable to past versions of this table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Ten-Year Trends, available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications as of July 2015.