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.
Anyone who has been in the Colorado State Capitol notices the unique “Beulah” red marble that that gives the building its distinctive splendor. In fact, all of the “Beulah” marble in the world went to the Capitol building and it was delivered there by rail. Mined from a marble quarry in Pueblo the marble was then loaded onto railcars to be transported to Denver for installation. From items of distinction to items for everyday life, freight rail delivers.