Railroads in Texas
In Texas in 2011 there were 46 railroad companies, carrying 379.3 million tons of freight over 10,425 miles of track. That is the most miles of track in any state. Illinois is second with 7,027, followed by Ohio with 5,338.
|Class of Railroad in Texas||Number||Miles Operated|
|Union Pacific Railroad Co.||6,319|
|BNSF Railway Co.||5,110|
|Kansas City Southern Railway Co.||821|
|Switching & Terminal||20||1,027|
|TOTAL excluding trackage rights1||10,425|
|1Track provided by another railroad.|
A Class I railroad has operating revenues of at least $433.2 million.
A regional railroad has revenues of at least $40 million, or operates at least 350 miles of track and has revenues of at least $20 million.
A local railroad engages in line-haul service but does not meet the criteria for Class I or regional.
Switching and terminal railroads engage primarily in terminal services for other railroads.
|Freight Originated in Texas in 2011||Carloads||Tons|
|Gravel, crushed stone, sand||164,100||16,025,000|
|Petroleum products & coal products||87,200||7,607,000|
|Freight Terminated in Texas in 2011||Carloads||Tons|
|Gravel, crushed stone, sand||291,200||29,549,000|
State Rankings for Freight Carried in 2011
|1. Wyoming||472.5 million||1. Texas||202.4 million|
|2. Illinois||112.3 million||2. Illinois||158.7 million|
|3. West Virginia||104.7 million||3. California||97.4 million|
|4. Minnesota||90.9 million||4. Ohio||83.3 million|
|5. Texas||89.3 million||5. Virginia||77.6 million|
Source: Association of American Railroads.