U.S. freight railroads - total number 2012

This statistic represents the total number of U.S. freight railroads in 2012, with a breakdown by state. In that year, there were eight Class I, switching & terminal, regional, linehaul and Canadian freight railroads in North Dakota.

Total number of U.S. freight railroads in 2012, by state*

StateNumber of U.S. freight railroads
Pennsylvania57
Texas49
Indiana41
Illinois40
New York39
Ohio34
Mississippi27
Michigan27
Alabama26
Tennessee25
Arkansas24
California24
Georgia24
Washington24
North Carolina23
Oklahoma19
Minnesota18
Oregon18
Louisiana18
Missouri17
New Jersey17
South Carolina15
Iowa14
Florida14
Colorado14
Kentucky13
Kansas13
Nebraska12
Idaho12
Massachusetts12
Arizona9
Maryland9
South Dakota9
New Hampshire9
Virginia9
North Dakota8
Maine8
Montana8
Vermont8
Connecticut8
West Virginia8
Wisconsin8
Utah7
Delaware7
New Mexico6
Wyoming4
District of Columbia3
Nevada2
Rhode Island1
Alaska1
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Source

Release date

2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* 50 states an the District of Columbia.
Includes class I, regional, linehaul, switching and terminal, and Canadian railroads.
Totals count railroads that operate in multiple states only once.

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