U.S. Class I railroads - miles of operated freight railroad 2015

The statistic shows the miles of freight railroad operated by U.S. Class I railroads in 2015, by state. In that year, U.S. Class I railroads operated a total number of 2,048 miles of freight railroad in Michigan.

Miles of freight railroad* operated by U.S. Class I railroads** in 2015, by state

StateMiles of freight railroad
Texas 12,092
Illinois 7,877
California 5,241
Minnesota 4,366
Missouri 4,131
Ohio 4,051
Kansas 3,810
Pennsylvania 3,623
Georgia 3,333
Iowa 3,318
Indiana 3,265
Wisconsin 3,231
Virginia 3,046
Colorado 2,844
Montana 2,750
Louisiana 2,616
Alabama 2,616
Oklahoma 2,611
New York 2,599
Nebraska 2,552
Arkansas 2,518
North Carolina 2,314
Kentucky 2,313
North Dakota 2,227
Tennessee 2,133
West Virginia 2,119
South Carolina 2,069
New Mexico 2,048
Michigan 2,048
Washington 1,996
Nevada 1,991
Wyoming 1,840
Florida 1,800
Mississippi 1,777
Utah 1,695
New Jersey 1,573
Oregon 1,481
Arizona 1,350
South Dakota 1,019
Idaho 953
Maryland 816
Massachusetts 399
Delaware 247
Connecticut 68
District of Columbia 33
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Supplementary notes

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Data in this statistic includes trackage rights.
* Miles of railroad operated is synonymous with route-miles (so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track). Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included. Year-to-year changes in miles operated are due to both changes in track mileage and changes in the number of railroads with rights for the same track.
** According to the Association of American Railroads, a Class I railroad is a railroad with operating revenues of at least 457.91 million U.S. dollars in 2015.

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