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.
The Oregon flag is the only state flag displaying different images on each side. The beaver, shown on the flip side of Oregon’s flag, is a testament to the critical role the fur trade played for the early settlers of the state—a boom Oregon’s railroads in the late 1880s helped expand. Today, the state leads the country in freight rail shipments of lumber and wood products, followed by healthy quantities of fertilizers, grain, farm products, coal and cement—keeping freight rail a very busy beaver indeed.