Railroads in Texas
In Texas in 2012 there were 49 railroad companies, carrying close to 300 million tons of freight over 10,469 miles of track. That is the most miles of track in any state. Illinois is second with 6,986, followed by California with 5,295.
|Class of Railroad in Texas||Number||Miles Operated|
|Union Pacific Railroad Co.||6,317|
|BNSF Railway Co.||5,122|
|Kansas City Southern Railway Co.||928|
|Switching & Terminal||20||1,031|
|TOTAL excluding trackage rights1||10,469|
|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 2012||Carloads||Tons|
|Gravel, crushed stone, sand||191,900||17.2 million|
|Petroleum products||58,000||7.5 million|
|All Other||778,200||23.8 million|
|Freight Terminated in Texas in 2012||Carloads||Tons|
|Gravel, crushed stone, sand||355,700||36.6 million|
|Farm Products||170,200||17.7 million|
|Food Products||173,000||12.5 million|
|All Other||1,606,500||52.3 million|
State Rankings for Freight Carried in 2012
|1. Wyoming||434.3 million||1. Texas||206.6 million|
|2. Illinois||115.9 million||2. Illinois||157.8 million|
|3. Texas||92.9 million||3. California||98.9 million|
|4. West Virginia||92.3 million||4. Virginia||77.6 million|
|5. Minnesota||90.3 million||5. Ohio||77.3 million|
Source: Association of American Railroads.