U.S. class I railroads - Number of carloads transported by commodity 2009

The table shows the number of carloads transported by U.S. class I railroads by commodity from 2004 to 2009. U.S. class I railroads transported about 6.84 million carloads of coal in 2009.
A class I railroad is a large freight railroad company, as classified based on operating revenue. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) defines a Class I railroad in the United States as "having annual carrier operating revenues of $250 million or more". Smaller railroads are classified as class II and class III.

Number of carloads transported by U.S. class I railroads by commodity from 2004 to 2009

Commodity group200420052006200720082009
Miscellaneous mixed shipments, primarily intermodal7,7918,1538,5368,4658,0786,897
Coal7,1027,2027,5747,4807,7136,842
All other carloads2,4982,7092,8962,5882,5002,017
Chemicals2,0081,9661,9692,0692,0581,909
Farm products1,5191,5101,5901,6811,7261,531
Food and similar products1,4611,4481,4871,4931,5011,462
Non-metallic minerals1,4301,4881,4701,3981,3221,054
Motor vehicles and equipment1,7301,7871,7141,6391,322912
Waste and scrap material725706701726729568
Pulp, paper, and allied products679669671652666546
Metallic ores339662674662671527
Petroleum and coke625660663671560479
Metal and products740716778721692416
Stone, clay, and glass products594603570513467372
Lumber and wood products616611548456392285
Forwarder and shipper association traffic248241276246225188
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Source

Release date

March 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2004 to 2009

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