A Short History of U.S. Freight Railroads

This document looks at the history of freight rail in the U.S. including railroad mileage 1830-1920, regulation 1887-1970, the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, freight rail rates 1981-2015, and railroad spending on infrastructure and equipment 2006-2015.

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    Association of American Railroads

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2016-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 3:18PM