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 Mexico’s rich history and scenic beauty have rightly earned the state its nickname, the Land of Enchantment. It’s New Mexico’s first railroad, however, that is chiefly responsible for the moniker. In an effort to stimulate tourism, the Santa Fe Railroad romanticized the art and culture of the native people and their “Enchanted Land.” Interestingly, although the railway was named in part for the capital of New Mexico, its main line never reached there as the terrain made it too difficult to lay the necessary tracks.