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.
New Hampshire, famous for its snow-capped White Mountains, is a winter wonderland which is why it should come as no surprise that it was once the home of the world’s largest ice house, the Fresh Fish Pond Ice Company. Operated on the shores of Lake Potanipo in Brookline, New Hampshire from 1890 to 1935, the company used railroads to move 20-40 rail cars of ice daily from its storage facility to Boston during the summer months. Today, modern refrigeration has replaced ice houses, but railroads continue to move perishable goods—including Stonyfield Farm yogurt—for New Hampshire businesses.