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Freight Railroad Statistics by State

This table presents state-by-state statistics of freight railroad companies, route mileage, industry employment, and rail traffic (carloadings). All data compiled from Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports for 2010.

See also: Rail Traffic Volume Statistics, Rail Traffic Mix Statistics, Railcar Statistics, and Railroad Occupations

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State Freight
Railroads
Mileage Employees Carloads Originated Carloads
Terminated
Carloads Carried*
Pennsylvania 55 5,071 6,622 909,100 1,093,100 4,102,700
Texas 47 10,384 15,534 1,802,000 2,901,400 8,808,100
Indiana 42 4,273 5,679 614,500 585,200 6,183,600
Illinois 41 7,028 11,792 3,380,100 3,692,500 10,989,500
New York 37 3,479 3,229 195,600 360,000 1,674,000
Ohio 35 5,303 7,154 1,038,300 1,189,800 6,089,100
Mississippi 27 2,454 1,737 103,500 163,600 1,830,500
Michigan 26 3,634 3,245 525,300 578,900 1,628,000
Arkansas 25 2,797 3,133 299,500 412,400 2,595,600
California 25 5,307 8,672 3,093,200 3,249,000 6,298,200
Tennessee 25 2,656 4,037 447,300 535,600 3,773,800
Alabama 24 3,254 3,506 405,000 522,100 2,663,600
Georgia 23 4,679 6,753 769,000 1,283,900 3,572,700
Washington 23 3,215 3,576 825,400 1,046,100 2,248,600
North Carolina 22 3,245 2,254 189,100 616,400 1,387,400
Oklahoma 19 3,273 1,722 182,300 303,800 5,952,600
Minnesota 18 4,521 4,095 1,150,400 965,000 3,599,900
New Jersey 18 983 1,098 488,100 691,800 1,327,900
Louisiana 17 2,858 2,912 379,200 413,700 1,768,500
Missouri 17 4,019 6,793 374,300 811,200 7,711,100
Oregon 17 2,395 1,932 203,900 384,000 1,190,200
Colorado 15 2,688 2,717 300,100 343,700 2,494,300
Iowa 15 3,897 3,727 511,700 389,000 6,199,700
Florida 14 2,907 4,767 746,200 1,174,200 1,540,900
Kansas 14 4,891 5,041 361,300 367,300 6,102,800
South Carolina 14 2,293 1,653 165,700 392,300 1,168,900
Kentucky 13 2,526 4,153 782,200 431,100 3,638,100
Idaho 12 1,627 1,315 87,100 91,500 2,254,500
Massachusetts 11 896 782 103,800 204,100 382,600
Nebraska 11 3,236 11,392 334,200 212,300 5,724,400
Arizona 10 1,683 2,629 57,900 278,900 5,609,500
Maryland 9 755 1,472 109,400 412,800 1,310,500
New Hampshire 9 426 238 1,100 11,900 66,200
South Dakota 9 1,754 661 182,700 40,300 1,284,800
Virginia 9 3,214 5,267 502,300 874,700 2,178,600
West Virginia 9 2,228 2,816 935,600 147,500 2,521,900
Connecticut 8 364 108 17,700 16,700 36,200
Montana 8 3,173 2,487 427,300 53,100 1,759,200
North Dakota 8 3,346 1,657 358,100 147,100 1,967,800
Utah 8 1,356 1,763 265,600 225,200 1,092,400
Vermont 8 590 173 7,000 21,600 131,500
Wisconsin 8 3,387 2,927 178,200 594,700 2,569,300
Maine 7 896 665 29,400 34,800 65,600
Delaware 6 227 163 4,800 42,900 286,300
New Mexico 5 1,835 1,534 113,500 45,900 5,763,900
Wyoming 4 1,860 2,599 4,066,300 158,200 5,766,800
District of Columbia 3 23 8 200 800 570,500
Nevada 2 1,192 646 29,000 79,200 826,200
Alaska 1 506 379 72,600 72,600 72,600
Rhode Island 1 19 66 1,500 12,600 16,000
* Carloads carried includes carloads that originated, terminated, and passed through the state. This statistic is sometimes less than the sum of originations plus terminations, as intrastate traffic is only counted once.


 


 

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