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.
Do Ruby Red Slippers and a Yellow Brick Road come to mind when you think of Kansas? For most Kansans, it actually is cattle drives and rolling wheat fields. In fact, Wichita, a trading post on the Chisholm Trail, became a key destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas to access railroads, earning it the nickname “Cowtown.” Eventually, Dodge City became home to the largest cattle market in the world. While railroads no longer move live cattle, they continue to deliver for Kansas, shipping wheat, corn and soybeans, which form the base of the state’s agricultural economy.