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Class I Rail Freight Fuel Consumption and Travel
KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary.
a For 1960-80, the total includes a small number of steam and electric units, which are not included in the per locomotive fuel consumption figure.
b United States owners only. Includes cars owned by Class I railroads, other railroads, car companies, and shippers.
c Based on the distance run between terminals and/or stations; does not include yard or passenger train-miles.
d Excludes passenger and work trains.
All data except for locomotive unit-miles:
1960-2007: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), pp. 33, 34, 40, 49, and 51, and similar pages in earlier editions.
2008-12: Association of American Railroads, personal communication, May 20, 2013.
1975-92, 2002: Ibid., Railroad Ten-Year Trends (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).
1993-2001, 2003-04: Ibid., Analysis of Class I Railroads (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).
2005-12: Association of American Railroads, personal communications, June 13, 2007, Apr. 24, 2008, Apr. 28, 2010, Aug. 12, 2011, May 04, 2012, and May 20, 2013.