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.
Massachusetts has the distinct honor of being home to the first Thanksgiving celebration and the first railroad in the nation. While the Granite Railway Company did not begin operations until more than 200 years after the Pilgrims celebrated that first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, railroads today play a critical role in delivering Thanksgiving favorites such as potatoes, turkeys and corn to your table. So, at next year’s Thanksgiving feast, give thanks for the nation’s railroads.