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.
Maryland has a unique role in railroad history as home to one of the oldest railroads in the nation – the Baltimore and Ohio. The B&O’s proximity to the Chesapeake Bay gave Baltimore a distinct advantage in comparison to other seaport cities like New York and Boston. Though the B&O is now part of the CSX network, its trackage still gives Baltimore a significant advantage as a major exporting state. Railroads today carry coal and corn from across the country to the Port of Baltimore for export and move imports such as automobiles and iron ore to destinations across America.