MAP OF THE MONTH : KANSAS CITY TONNAGE, 1971/2003

This Map of the Month shows freight tonnage passing through and originating in Kansas City in 1971 as compared to 2003. It is the leader of all U.S. cities in how many tons of rail freight pass through it, with 1 billion tons in 2003, more than Chicago. Most noteworthy is how this figure has grown in the past 32 years, rising from 378 million gross tons in 1971. Mergers served to reduce the number of railroads but increase the importance of their routes. Wyoming coal is the big driver of freight growth. Shows maps of lines keyed to ranges of volume, divided into five brackets.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187
  • Publication Date: 2005-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 54-55
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM