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.
Idaho’s potato industry relies heavily on freight rail to deliver its world famous potatoes. Each year, freight rail ships approximately 12,000 car loads of potatoes aboard refrigerated rail cars, efficiently and cost-effectively. Railroads have such a significant place in potato history, the Idaho Potato Museum is located in the old Oregon Railroad depot in Blackfoot, ID.