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 Jersey’s Atlantic City is known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach, but without railroads this summer vacation land would never have gained such notoriety. During the mid-19th century, business owners built both hotels and rail lines to attract tourists to Atlantic City. In fact, railroads were so important to the town, the game Monopoly which was based on Atlantic City, features three of the four railroads that once served the town, the Pennsylvania, Reading and Short Line Railroads.