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.
Some call Texas a southern state, some say southwestern, but one thing everyone can agree on is that everything is bigger in Texas. Texas-sized refers to big hats, big horned cattle and more territory than any state except Alaska. It can also be applied to the state’s 46 freight railroads which comprise the largest state rail network in the nation. It figures that this state’s vast economy needs 46 different freight railroads to haul all the plastics, industrial chemicals, crushed stone, petroleum, farm and food goods Texans produce annually. Freight rail truly does help the Lone Star State live up to it reputation.