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.
Hidden deep below the skyscrapers of Chicago’s Loop are 60-miles of underground narrow gauge freight tunnels built at the turn of the 20th century and used to deliver freight and mail to the buildings above. While the tunnels are no longer in use, Chicago remains the freight rail hub for the country. In fact, more lines of railroad track radiate in more directions from Chicago than from any other city.