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.
It took a mighty feat of human engineering – and railroads – to harness the mighty Colorado River. Nine steam and four gas locomotives and 71 people were used to operate the 30 mile railroad system that was built for the construction of the Hoover Dam. When the dam opened in 1935, is was one of the largest man-made structures in the world. The tracks were dismantled in 1962, but the original tunnels and trail are on the National Register of Historic Places even today reminding visitors of the historic role railroads played in Nevada’s history.