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YearFINANCIAL-Class I(a,1)Operating revenues, total ($ millions) PassengerFreightOtherOperating expenses ($ millions)Amtrak(2)Total revenue ($ millions)Total expenses ($ millions)INVENTORY - Class I(a, 1)Number of vehicles, totalClass I freight carsOther nonclass I freight carsNumber of locomotivesNumber of companiesNumber of employeesMiles of road ownedAmtrak-Number of passenger vehicles(3)Train-carsLocomotivesNumber of employees(4)System route mileage(5)PERFORMANCE - Class I(a)Car mileage, freight (thousands)(1)Train mileage, freight (thousands)(1)Locomotive mileage, total (thousands)(6)Freight Train and yard switchingRevenue ton-miles of freight (millions)(1)Average length of haul, freight (miles)(1)Fuel consumed in freight service (million gallons)(1)Average miles traveled per vehicleCarLocomotiveAverage miles traveled per gallonCarTrainAmtrakPassenger train car-miles (millions)(7)Passenger train-miles (millions)(7)Passenger locomotive-miles (millions)(7)Revenue passengers carried (millions)(7)Revenue passenger-miles (millions)(7)Average passenger fare (dollars)(7)Average passenger revenue / passenger-mile (cents)(7)Average passenger trip length (miles)(7)Locomotive fuel consumed(8)Diesel (million gallons)Electric kWh (millions)SAFETY (b,9)Number of fatalities, railroads and grade crossings, totalPassengers on Trains Employees on duty Employees not on duty Trespassers Nontrespassers Contractor employeesGrade crossing onlyRailroad only(c)
19609,5146408,0258498,775NN1,994,5171,658,292307,19429,031106780,494207,334NNNN28,170,000404,464N421,900N572,3094613,46314,332N8.130.12NNNNNNNNNN2,34534215N6371,459N1,421924
1970(d)11,99242110,92264911,4781623011,811,2581,423,921360,26027,07771566,282196,4791,5691851,500N29,890,000427,065N1,278,200N764,8095153,54516,753N8.430.1221326N173,0398.304.5182.6NN2,33110179N6071,535N1,440785
198028,25844626,3501,46226,3554291,1031,738,9211,168,114542,71328,09438458,994164,8222,12841921,41624,00029,277,000428,4981,531,0501,319,010212,040918,9586163,90417,11354,4977.500.112353041214,50317.728.2217.0642541,41749745667397833584
199028,3709427,47180524,6521,3082,0121,231,096658,902553,35918,83514216,424119,7581,86331824,00024,00026,159,000379,5821,280,3651,144,559135,8061,033,9697263,11521,57967,9788.400.123013349226,05738.5014.1273.0823301,29734007005513698599
199430,8098829,93179025,5111,4132,2461,210,917590,930601,48218,50512189,962109,3321,85233825,04925,00028,485,000440,8961,404,7061,261,482143,2241,200,7018173,33423,88975,9108.540.133043451215,92139.1014.0279.3753091,22653106825053615611
199532,2808931,35683527,8971,4902,2571,237,739583,486635,44118,81211188,215108,2641,72231323,64624,00030,383,000458,2711,444,6911,293,851150,8401,305,6888433,48024,92676,7968.730.132923248215,54539.9214.9267.9663041,14603426604437579567
199632,6935931,88974526,3311,5502,2581,259,842570,865669,70819,26910181,809105,7791,73029923,27825,00031,715,000468,7921,465,1491,311,351153,7981,355,9758423,57925,56576,0378.860.1327630U205,05043.3116.9256.3712931,039123306203659488551
199733,1186032,32273627,2911,6692,3591,290,103568,493701,92619,6849177,981102,1281,72833223,55525,00031,660,000474,9541,423,2291,281,768141,4611,348,9268513,57524,92172,3048.860.1328832U205,16645.2617.7255.7752821,063637064636311461602
199833,1516132,24784327,9162,2442,5481,335,928575,604740,06320,2619178,222100,5701,96234524,52822,00032,657,000474,9471,439,7031,285,706153,9971,376,8028353,58324,82271,0589.110.1331233U215,30444.7517.8251.4752751,00842726443265431577
199933,5216132,68078028,0112,0112,6601,389,092579,140789,69620,2569177,55799,4301,99232925,29123,00033,851,000490,4421,503,9471,349,580154,3661,433,4618353,71524,73074,2479.110.1334234U225,33046.8518.9247.9742839321431057030512402530
200034,1026233,08395729,0402,1112,8761,400,824560,154820,64220,0288168,36099,2501,89437825,62423,00034,590,000504,0011,502,8191,354,590148,2291,465,9608433,70025,05175,0369.350.1437135U235,49849.6120.3244.47635093742415703353425512
200134,5766233,53398129,1642,1093,2881,333,881499,860814,27619,7458162,15597,8172,08440127,31623,00034,243,000499,5461,477,5461,327,669149,8761,495,4728593,71026,05774,8319.230.1337836U245,55951.5821.8236.69745697132206732694421550
200235,3276134,1101,15529,5922,2283,2241,320,176477,751821,91920,5067157,372100,1252,89637222,64923,00034,680,000499,6681,443,5311,300,574142,9571,507,0118533,73026,68470,3969.300.1337938U235,31456.0524.5228.484518951720164626710357594
200336,6396235,4131,16431,4401,9943,1001,299,751467,063811,91720,7717154,65299,1261,62344220,90522,67535,555,000515,9991,484,0741,353,885130,1901,551,4388623,82627,79971,4499.290.1333237U255,68057.7825.0230.97553786531916312065334531
200440,5176339,1311,32335,1071,8652,9501,309,935473,773814,14722,0157157,69997,6621,21127620,93822,25637,071,000534,6961,538,3851,398,450139,9351,662,5989024,05928,78469,8799.130.1330837U255,51156.8126.0218.66955189132506172424371520
200546,1186544,4571,59737,8431,8862,9401,335,024474,839837,40622,7797162,43895,6641,18625819,23422,00737,712,000547,5661,587,6501,447,014140,6361,696,4258944,09828,73969,6989.200.1326536U255,38158.2927.16214.665531884162505882505359525
200652,1527050,3151,76740,9802,0423,0051,370,239475,415871,09223,7327167,58194,8011,19131918,65921,70838,955,000562,6071,659,8481,526,229133,6181,771,8979064,19228,93069,9419.290.1326436U255,41065.4329.69220.46254990321606412377369534
200754,6007452,9321,59442,7472,1533,1801,409,852460,172925,53724,1437167,21694,3131,16427018,99621,70838,186,000543,4751,608,7551,475,006133,7491,770,5459134,06227,55766,6349.400.1326737U275,78466.8430.68217.962578(R) 8515170(R) 624(R) 2005(R) 339512
200861,2438359,4091,75047,3482,4533,4101,416,975450,297942,67524,0037164,43994,0821,17727819,20321,17837,226,000524,2231,558,8551,435,561123,2941,777,2369193,88626,72464,9449.580.1327238U296,17968.4431.80215.263582(R) 80424(R) 260(R) 590(R) 1595(R) 290514
200947,8497946,1271,64337,2252,3533,5071,387,478416,180947,25324,0457151,90693,9211,21427419,83521,17832,115,000436,235UUU1,532,2149193,19223,555U10.060.1428338U275,91466.7030.77216.8UU70831605661194250458
Notes: 

Amtrak figures are based on Amtrak fiscal year (October 1-September 30).

Data for Amtrak is directly from data source.

Miles of road owned includes trackage rights counted as government owned.

Description: 

KEY:  kWh = kilowatt-hour; N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

a Data for Class I exclude Amtrak and all non-Class I railroads.

b Safety figures are for all railroads.

c  Figures may not appear directly in data source.

d  Amtrak data in this column are for 1972, Amtrak's first full year of operation.

Source: 

(Unless otherwise noted, refer to chapter tables for sources)

1 Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), pp. 3, 9, 10, 27, 33, 34, 36, 40, 49, 52, 69, 77 and similar pages in earlier issues.

2 Amtrak, National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report, Statistical Appendix to Amtrak Annual Report, Annual Issues.

3 1970-80: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report,1972, 1980, 1990, and 1993-95. 1990-2000: Ibid., National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report, Statistical Appendix to Amtrak Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).  2001-09: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p.77.

4 1970-90: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Public Affairs, personal communication. 1994-1997: Ibid., National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report,1972, 1980, 1990, and 1993-95. 1998-2009: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77. 

5 1980-90: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Route Miles by Railroad, Corp. Planning & Development. 1994-2001: Amtrak, National Railroad Passenger Corporation Annual Report, Statistical Appendix to Amtrak Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual Issues). 2002-09: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77.

6 1980-97: Association of American Railroads, Analysis of Class 1 Railroads (Washington, DC: Annual Issues). 1998-2008: Ibid., Railroad Ten-Year Trends (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 121.

7 1970-90: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Train Information System Reports. 1994-99: Amtrak Corporate Reporting, Route Profitability System, Washington DC, personal communication, August 2001. 2000-09: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier issues.

8 1960-99: Amtrak General Accounting, Pennsylvania, personal communication, June 1999. 2000: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication. 2001-09: Ibid., State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication, Mar. 23, 2009 and Feb. 15, 2011.

9 1960-70: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Systems Support Division, RRS-22, personal communication. 1980-94: Ibid., Office of Safety Analysis (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 4-08. 1995-2004: Ibid., Office of Safety Analysis, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.asp as of Mar. 3, 2010. 2005-09: Ibid, Office of Safety Analysis, Railroad Safety Statistics 2009 Preliminary Annual Report (Washington, DC: November 2010 Issue), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.asp as of Feb. 15, 2011.

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