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.
Between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia is a playground for lovers of the great outdoors, history and sandy beaches. In keeping with its topography, this state also enjoys a diverse economy with contributions from the farming, mining, military and business industries. The state’s nine freight railroads move large amounts of consumer goods, gravel and stone and coal with Norfolk serving as the leading U.S. port for coal exports. The old adage is true; Virginia is for (train) lovers.