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.
The next time you pour yourself a glass of your favorite California vintage, raise a toast to railroads. Railroads played an important role in the economic and agricultural development of Napa Valley during the late 1800s and early 1900s. After the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, railroads delivered California wine grapes to wineries and home winemakers on the East Coast. Today, railroads continue to deliver for the California wine industry, delivering wine across the country using specialized refrigerated boxcars. Cheers to railroads!