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.
As the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, the almighty hot-dog and the celebrated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio is truly an All-American state. But it is Ohio’s strong transportation and manufacturing industries that make it an All-American for the nation. One of the nation’s oldest railroads, the Baltimore and Ohio, was constructed in 1825 and Ohio’s railroads have been delivering steel and raw materials used by factories and mills ever since. Freight rail hauls the coal, iron ore and limestone used in steel production, and pretty much anything needed to build or operate an automobile is within easy reach by rail.