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U.S. freight railroads: infrastructure & equipment costs 2006-2018

This statistic illustrates the expenditure incurred by the U.S. freight railroad industry which is attributable to infrastructure and rail equipment from 2006 to 2018. In 2018, railroads spent just under 25 billion U.S. dollars on rail infrastructure and equipment, including tunnels and other equipment, as well as locomotives, freight cars and bridges.

Expenditure on U.S. freight railroad's infrastructure and rail equipment from 2006 to 2018*

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Values include capital spending and maintenance expenses of Class I freight railroads.
Values up to 2009 were taken from previous reports.

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