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.
What do space shuttles and orange juice have in common? They are both delivered by freight rail! While the final set of space shuttle booster segments were delivered to Cape Canaveral in May 2010, railroads continue to deliver Tropicana orange juice up and down the Eastern Seaboard via the “Juice Train.” From boosting astronauts into space to boosting your morning meal, freight rail delivers.