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.
While Air Force One is the preferred mode of travel today, U.S. Presidents have a long history of traveling and campaigning by rail. Andrew Jackson was the first president to take a ride on the “Iron Horse,” as locomotives were known then. “Whistle stop” campaign tours soon become popular with many candidates which led to the construction of U.S. Car No. 1, the only railroad car ever to be built specifically for U.S. Presidents. Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Reagan all used the car for their presidential duties. While, presidential train travel waned in the 20th century, President Obama, in 2009, retraced the path of the historical train trip taken by President Lincoln for his inauguration, proving that there is a train lover in every (White) house.