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Table 1-13: Number of Freight Railroads by Class: 2012

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State Class I Regional Local Canadian1 Total
Linehaul Switching and terminal
Alabama 5 1 17 3 0 26
Alaska 0 1 0 0 0 1
Arizona 2 0 4 3 0 9
Arkansas 3 0 16 5 0 24
California 2 0 14 8 0 24
Colorado 2 3 6 3 0 14
Connecticut 1 3 4 0 0 8
Delaware 2 0 2 3 0 7
District of Columbia 2 0 0 1 0 3
Florida 2 2 9 1 0 14
Georgia 2 0 21 1 0 24
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 2 1 7 2 0 12
Illinois 7 3 13 17 0 40
Indiana 5 1 22 13 0 41
Iowa 5 1 5 3 0 14
Kansas 4 3 4 2 0 13
Kentucky 5 1 7 0 0 13
Louisiana 6 0 9 3 0 18
Maine 0 2 5 1 0 8
Maryland 2 1 4 2 0 9
Massachusetts 1 3 5 3 0 12
Michigan 4 0 13 9 1 27
Minnesota 4 1 9 3 1 18
Mississippi 5 1 18 3 0 27
Missouri 6 0 4 7 0 17
Montana 2 2 4 0 0 8
Nebraska 3 1 5 3 0 12
Nevada 2 0 0 0 0 2
New Hampshire 0 2 7 0 0 9
New Jersey 3 1 7 6 0 17
New Mexico 2 0 3 1 0 6
New York 3 4 23 8 1 39
North Carolina 2 0 14 7 0 23
North Dakota 2 2 4 0 0 8
Ohio 4 1 14 15 0 34
Oklahoma 3 0 12 4 0 19
Oregon 2 1 11 4 0 18
Pennsylvania 4 3 29 21 0 57
Rhode Island 0 1 0 0 0 1
South Carolina 2 0 9 4 0 15
South Dakota 2 1 4 2 0 9
Tennessee 6 0 14 5 0 25
Texas 3 0 25 21 0 49
Utah 2 0 2 3 0 7
Vermont 0 3 5 0 0 8
Virginia 2 0 6 1 0 9
Washington 2 1 15 6 0 24
West Virginia 2 0 5 1 0 8
Wisconsin 4 1 3 0 0 8
Wyoming 3 0 0 1 0 4
United States, total 7 21 356 190 1 575

1Refers to non-Class I, Canadian-owned lines.

NOTES: According to the Association of American Railroads, a Class I railroad in 2012 is a railroad with operating revenues of at least $$452.7 million. A Regional railroad is a non-Class I, line-haul, freight railroad operating 350 or more miles of road or with revenues of at least $40 million or both. A Local railroad is a railroad which is neither a Class I nor a Regional railroad, and is engaged primarily in line-haul service. A Switching and terminal railroad is a non-Class I railroad engaged primarily in switching and/or terminal services for other railroads. States do not sum to totals; totals count railroads that operate in multiple states only once.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Ten-Year Trends, available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications as of August 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017