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1060. Railroads, Class I--Summary

[As of Dec. 31, or calendar year data, except as noted. Compiled from annual reports of class I railroads only except where noted. Beginning 1983, financial data are not comparable with earlier years due to change in method of accounting for track and related structures. Minus sign (-) indicates deficit]

 
Item Unit 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
Class I line-hauling companies 1 Number 71 69 68 68 67 67 52 52 52 41 40 38 33 32 29 23 22 18 17 15 14 14 13 13 13 11 10 9 9
 
Employees 2 1,000 566 544 526 520 525 488 483 483 472 483 458 436 378 322 323 302 276 249 236 228 216 206 197 193 190 188 182 178 178
  Compensation Mil. dol 5,711 6,000 6,425 7,088 7,476 7,475 8,278 8,939 9,701 10,908 11,318 11,650 11,021 10,345 11,004 10,563 9,900 9,373 9,301 9,043 8,654 8,695 8,753 8,732 8,874 9,070 9,202 9,235 9,938
    Average per hour Dollars 4.14 4.6 5.0 5.5 5.8 6.4 7.1 7.7 8.4 9.3 10.2 11.1 12.3 13.3 13.8 14.3 14.8 15.1 15.6 15.8 15.8 16.8 17.8 17.9 18.5 19.0 20.1 20.3 21.3
    Average per year Dollars 10,086 11,023 12,213 13,627 14,235 15,324 17,144 18,518 20,573 22,585 24,695 26,698 29,087 32,125 34,064 34,991 35,894 37,716 39,431 39,742 39,987 42,131 44,336 45,354 46,714 48,188 50,611 51,882 55,764
 
Mileage:
  Railroad line owned 3 1,000 206 205 203 202 201 199 192 191 191 185 178 168 165 161 157 162 157 158 150 148 146 144 141 140 138 137 136 133 132
  Railroad track owned 4 1,000 336 335 331 329 327 324 313 311 310 300 292 278 275 270 264 269 262 261 251 248 244 242 238 236 232 228 228 225 224
 
Equipment:
  Locomotives in service Number 27,077 27,189 27,358 27,790 28,084 27,846 27,612 27,667 27,400 28,097 28,094 27,421 26,795 25,448 24,117 22,548 20,790 19,647 19,364 19,015 18,835 18,344 18,004 18,161 18,505 18,812 19,269 19,684 20,261
    Average horsepower 1,000 lb 1,926 (NA) (NA) 2,058 2,094 2,121 2,071 2,167 2,140 2,188 2,302 2,326 2,341 2,246 2,415 2,469 2,531 2,549 2,579 2,624 2,665 2,714 2,750 2,777 2,832 2,927 2,985 3,060 3,126
  Cars in service:
    Passenger train Number 11,177 8,713 7,589 7,189 6,848 6,471 5,478 5,512 4,493 4,241 4,347 3,945 3,736 2,610 5 2,580 2,502 2,307 2,350 2,332 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
    Freight train 5 1,000 1,784 1,762 1,717 1,711 1,721 1,724 1,699 1,667 1,653 1,700 1,711 1,673 1,588 1,543 1,486 1,422 1,339 1,288 1,239 1,224 1,212 1,190 1,173 1,173 1,192 1,219 1,241 1,270 1,316
      Freight cars 6 1,000 1,424 1,422 1,411 1,395 1,375 1,359 1,332 1,287 1,227 1,217 1,168 1,111 1,039 1,007 948 867 799 749 725 682 659 633 605 587 591 583 571 568 576
        Average capacity 6 Tons 67.1 68.4 69.6 70.5 71.6 72.9 73.8 75.5 76.9 77.7 78.5 80.5 81.6 82.4 83.4 83.2 84.1 85.0 86.4 87.8 87.5 87.9 88.0 88.0 88.1 88.6 91.6 92.2 92.4
        Aggregate capacity 6 Mil. tons 95.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 92.7 (NA) 84.8 83.0 78.1 72.1 67.2 63.6 62.4 59.2 57.7 55.7 53.2 51.6 52.1 51.7 52.3 52.4 53.2
        Box 6 1,000 590 524 511 502 494 475 449 422 (NA) 380 347 314 278 271 245 216 180 163 150 133 123 116 110 106 105 103 97 94 93
        Gondola and hopper 6 1,000 724 708 697 685 675 680 675 661 (NA) 645 636 621 594 577 552 505 473 445 437 423 411 401 385 371 374 365 361 361 365
        Other 6 1,000 140 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 185 (NA) 167 159 151 145 146 141 138 132 124 116 110 110 112 116 113 113 118
 
Income and expenses:
  Operating revenues Mil. dol 11,992 12,689 13,410 14,770 16,923 16,402 18,536 20,090 21,829 25,352 28,258 30,898 27,504 26,729 29,453 27,586 26,204 26,622 27,934 27,956 28,370 27,845 28,349 28,825 30,809 32,279 32,693 33,118 33,151
  Operating expenses Mil. dol 11,478 11,947 12,528 13,845 15,783 15,936 17,881 19,533 21,121 24,090 26,355 28,587 26,490 24,106 25,800 25,225 24,896 23,878 24,811 25,038 24,652 28,061 25,325 24,517 25,511 27,897 26,331 27,291 27,916
  Net revenue from operations Mil. dol 514 742 881 925 1,140 466 655 (NA) 706 1,225 1,902 2,258 1,013 2,623 3,653 2,361 1,308 2,744 3,123 2,918 3,718 -216 3,024 4,308 5,298 4,383 6,361 5,827 5,235
  Income before fixed charges Mil. dol 994 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2,897 4,147 2,465 3,608 4,893 3,393 2,480 3,932 4,460 4,162 4,627 928 4,127 4,990 6,184 5,016 7,055 6,168 5,803
  Provision for taxes 7 Mil. dol 88 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 592 982 340 851 1,185 660 163 1,051 1,162 1,040 1,088 -156 1,092 1,810 1,935 1,556 2,056 1,886 1,573
  Ordinary income Mil. dol 227 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,129 2,041 1,152 1,778 2,654 1,788 747 1,965 2,286 2,009 1,961 -91 2,055 2,258 3,315 2,439 3,885 3,156 2,807
  Net income Mil. dol 227 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 202 913 1,129 2,141 1,152 1,797 2,701 1,882 544 2,055 2,382 2,203 1,977 -281 1,800 2,240 3,298 2,324 3,885 3,156 2,807
  Net railway operating income Mil. dol 486 595 654 650 768 351 452 343 446 861 1,339 1,361 742 1,838 2,537 1,746 507 1,756 1,980 1,894 2,648 -37 1,955 2,517 3,392 2,858 4,338 3,984 3,698
  Total taxes 8 Mil. dol 1,069 1,190 1,317 1,548 1,990 1,706 1,927 2,064 2,150 2,418 2,585 3,280 2,628 3,014 3,605 3,169 2,728 3,553 3,871 3,742 3,780 2,649 3,732 4,343 4,512 4,075 4,669 4,514 4,411
  Indus. return on net investment Percent 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.7 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.6 2.9 4.2 4.0 2.1 4.3 5.7 4.6 1.3 4.8 6.7 6.3 8.1 1.3 6.3 7.1 9.4 7.0 9.4 7.6 7.0
  Gross capital expenditures Mil. dol 1,351 1,178 1,216 1,342 1,565 1,790 1,725 2,290 2,673 3,145 3,238 2,751 2,168 2,985 4,121 4,485 3,645 3,076 3,546 3,865 3,591 3,439 3,680 4,504 5,035 5,720 6,550 6,737 7,357
    Equipment Mil. dol 993 864 848 893 1,038 1,303 1,175 1,540 1,939 2,264 2,280 1,501 848 455 806 965 693 657 1,027 1,171 996 1,068 874 1,382 1,734 2,343 2,202 2,146 2,321
    Roadway and structures Mil. dol 358 314 368 449 527 486 550 751 733 866 953 1,248 1,318 2,306 2,938 3,458 2,908 2,314 2,654 2,538 2,644 2,369 2,736 2,795 3,152 3,651 3,899 4,121 4,875
    Other Mil. dol 0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 5 1 2 224 377 62 44 105 -135 156 -49 2 69 327 150 -275 449 471 161
 
Balance sheet:
  Total property investment Mil. dol 38,213 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 43,923 46,619 47,311 62,964 63,471 64,241 64,781 66,760 68,550 67,661 70,348 71,622 72,677 75,217 78,384 86,186 90,046 96,058 102,171
  Accrued depreciation and
   amortization Mil. dol 10,027 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 10,706 11,622 12,051 19,480 20,098 19,756 20,940 21,070 21,497 21,481 22,222 23,057 23,378 23,892 24,200 23,439 23,932 21,862 23,338
  Net investment Mil. dol 28,186 28,096 27,736 27,979 28,855 29,740 26,926 28,222 28,946 30,439 33,419 34,997 35,260 43,483 45,435 46,237 45,344 45,690 47,053 47,370 48,126 48,565 49,299 51,325 54,184 62,746 66,113 74,196 78,832
  Shareholder's equity Mil. dol 17,323 16,568 16,110 16,338 14,945 14,942 15,230 15,727 16,175 17,796 19,860 21,725 21,349 26,461 27,986 27,605 25,442 25,616 26,467 25,753 23,662 22,603 23,115 24,658 27,389 31,419 32,255 34,996 32,976
  Net working capital Mil. dol -59 -62 -61 158 220 68 343 571 561 567 922 1,692 1,372 1,325 1,844 1,084 743 34 -190 -2119 -3,505 -3,988 -4,372 -3,295 -3,059 -2,634 -2,942 -3,434 -4,443
  Cash dividends Mil. dol 421 38 410 421 510 434 444 497 503 562 610 714 1,038 1,085 1,066 1,444 1,376 1,252 1,814 1,910 2,074 915 830 1,054 1,398 1,518 3,937 995 1,521
 
AMTRAK passenger traffic:
  Passenger revenue Mil. dol (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 465.1 515.3 556.7 604.9 633.6 681.1 784.2 893.0 941.9 962.3 933.2 777.6 717.9 734.1 756.2 792.1 821.5
  Revenue passengers carried 1,000 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 21,303 20,271 18,725 19,469 20,065 20,945 20,165 20,727 21,490 21,394 22,382 21,693 21,678 21,511 21,239 20,349 19,700 20,200 21,248
  Revenue passenger miles Million (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 4,645 4,661 4,122 4,343 4,566 4,977 5,015 5,368 5,686 5,912 6,125 6,249 6,181 6,068 5,869 5,401 5,066 5,166 5,325
  Averages:
    Revenue per passenger Dollars (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 24.8 26.4 28.2 28.9 31.4 32.9 36.5 41.8 42.1 44.4 43.0 36.1 33.8 36.1 38.4 39.2 38.7
    Revenue per passenger mile Cents (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 11.3 11.8 12.4 12.2 12.6 12.7 13.8 15.1 15.4 15.4 15.1 12.8 12.2 13.6 14.9 15.3 15.4
    Trip per passenger Miles (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 218.1 230.0 220.4 223.1 227.6 237.6 248.7 259.0 264.6 276.3 273.7 288.0 285.1 277.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 
Freight service:
  Freight revenue Mil. dol 10,922 11,786 12,570 13,771 15,767 15,390 17,400 18,892 20,236 23,447 26,200 28,767 25,627 25,835 28,472 26,688 25,344 25,797 27,092 27,059 24,471 26,949 27,508 27,991 29,931 31,356 31,889 32,322 32,247
    Per ton-mile Cents 1.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2.8 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3
  Per ton originated Dollar 7.7 8.8 9.0 9.4 10.7 11.4 12.8 13.9 15.0 16.7 17.7 20.2 20.2 20.0 19.9 20.2 19.4 18.8 19.0 19.3 19.3 19.5 19.7 20.0 20.4 20.2 19.8 20.4 19.6
  Revenue-tons originated Million 1,485 1,391 1,448 1,532 1,531 1,395 1,407 1,395 1,390 1,481 1,492 1,453 1,269 1,293 1,429 1,320 1,306 1,372 1,430 1,402 1,425 1,383 1,399 1,397 1,470 1,550 1,611 1,585 1,649
  Revenue-tons carried Million 2,616 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2,434 2,386 1,979 1,932 2,119 1,985 1,938 1,984 2,045 1,988 2,024 1,987 2,022 2,047 2,185 2,322 2,229 2,114 2,158
  Tons carried one mile Billion 765 740 777 852 851 754 794 826 858 914 919 912 798 827 922 877 868 944 996 1,014 1,034 1,039 1,067 1,109 1,201 1,306 1,356 1,349 1,377
  Average miles of road operated 1,000 209 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 179 176 174 170 165 161 155 147 141 138 133 130 126 124 123 125 127 122 120
  Revenue ton-miles per mile of
   road 1,000 3,652 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 5,133 5,158 4,802 4,876 5,578 5,446 5,587 6,395 7,052 7,373 7,763 8,001 8,451 8,965 9,735 10,439 10,704 11,087 11,491
  Revenue per ton-mile Cents 1.428 1,593 1,618 1,617 1,853 2,041 2,191 2,286 2,358 2,599 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
  Train miles Million 427 430 451 469 469 403 425 428 433 438 428 408 345 346 369 347 347 361 379 383 380 375 390 405 441 458 469 475 475
  Net ton-miles per train-mile 9 Number 1,820 1,751 1,774 1,844 1,875 1,938 1,954 2,029 2,029 2,096 2,175 2,263 2,345 2,432 2,543 2,574 2,552 2,644 2,662 2,683 2,755 2,796 2,759 2,759 2,746 2,870 2,912 2,861 2,923
  Net ton-miles per loaded
   car-mile 9 Number 44.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 63.5 59.7 68.3 61.2 62.4 62.7 63.2 64.0 65.5 67.0 69.1 71.6 70.9 71.6 72.2 73.6 75.0 74.0 73.2
  Train-miles per train-hour Miles 20.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 18.2 19.0 21.4 20.3 21.9 21.9 22.5 22.2 21.5 23.0 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.1 22.4 21.8 22.0 19.2 19.0
  Haul per ton, U.S. as a system Miles 490 507 511 531 527 516 540 549 572 580 616 600 629 641 645 664 664 688 697 723 726 751 763 794 817 843 842 851 835
 
Accident: 10 1
  All railroads:
    Persons killed Number 2,255 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,560 1,630 1,530 1,646 1,429 1,417 1,284 1,119 1,073 1,247 1,036 1,091 1,165 1,199 1,324 1,297 1,194 1,170 1,279 1,226 1,146 1,039 1,063 1,008
    Persons injured Number 21,327 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 54,300 65,331 67,867 72,545 74,126 62,246 53,003 40,275 34,819 38,570 34,304 26,923 26,033 27,054 26,715 25,143 23,468 21,383 19,121 16,812 14,440 12,558 11,767 11,459
  Class I railroads:
    Persons killed Number (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,402 1,601 1,480 1,581 1,373 1,344 1,236 1,076 968 1,137 955 982 1,074 1,076 1,195 1,166 1,069 1,047 1,124 1,080 994 896 895 900
    Persons injured Number (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 47,367 61,937 64,690 66,017 67,403 56,411 48,283 36,892 29,298 32,079 28,433 21,750 20,778 21,017 20,614 19,284 17,659 16,008 13,934 11,348 9,571 7,839 7,439 7,532




NA Not available.
1 See text, this section for definition of Class I.
2 Average mid-month count.
3 Represents the aggregate length of roadway of all line-haul railroads. Excludes yard tracks, sidings, and parallel lines. (Includes estimate for class II and III railroads.)
4 Includes multiple main tracks, yard tracks, and sidings owned by both line-haul and switching and terminal. (Includes estimate for class II and III railroads.)
5 Includes cars owned by all railroads, private car companies, and shippers.
6 Class I railroads only.
7 Includes State income taxes beginning 1980.
8 Includes payroll, income, and other taxes.
9 Revenue and non-revenue freight.
10 Source: Federal Railroad Admin., Accident Bulletin, annual. Includes highway grade crossing casualties. 1970 not comparable with later years due to change in requirements for reporting injuries.

Source: Except as noted, Association of American Railroads, Washington, DC, Railroad Facts, Statistics of Railroads of Class I, annual, and Analysis of Class I Railroads, annual.

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