This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 180,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
It takes a strong and resilient spirit to successfully survive the fifteen foot snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures of Alaska and the state’s only freight railroad, Alaska Railroad, has been doing that and more since 1923. From custom modified excavating equipment to clear tracks of snow to howitzer guns to safely trigger avalanches, Alaska Railroad combines technology and experience to ensure that freight rail works for their customers no matter what nature throws their way.