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Table 1-11: Freight Railroads Operating in Minnesota by Class: 2000

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Table 1-11: Freight Railroads Operating in Minnesota by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in Minnesota1
Class I railroads 3,675
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. 1,711
Soo Line Railroad Co. 1,240
Union Pacific Railroad Co. 724
Regional railroads 1,063
Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad 312
Duluth, Missabe, & Iron Range Railway 270
I&M Rail Link, LLC 332
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc. 52
Red River Valley, & Western Railroad Co. 20
Wisconsin Central Ltd. 77
Local railroads 739
Cedar River Railroad Co. 19
Dakota Rail, Inc. 44
Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc. 271
Minnesota Southern Railway, Inc. 42
Minnesota, Dakota, & Western Railway 6
Otter Trail Valley Railroad 72
St. Croix Valley Railroad Co. 60
Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co. 225
Switching and terminal railroads 144
Duluth & Northeastern Railway 4
Minnesota Commercial Railway 140
Canadian railroads 59
Canadian National Railway Co. 59

1Miles operated is in terms of railroad 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.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at as of Mar. 19, 2002.