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.
With only a single freight railroad operating within its borders, one might think that Rhode Island’s railroad history is small. What you might not know is that railroads are responsible for the most popular attraction in the state – The Breakers in Newport, RI. The summer residence of Cornelius Vanderbuilt II, the former president and chairman of the New York Central Railroad and grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, this opulent house boasts 300,000 visitors annually. The days of railroad tycoons have long past, though, and today, the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company serves 140 customers across four states.