Q. Where can I find information about the number of railroads in the United States?

I'm looking for the number of railroads and rail yards in the US, and any associated US DOT information.


Dear DOT Customer,

Thank you for contacting the National Transportation Library.  The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) maintains a Freight Rail Overview that provides information about the freight rail network.  They also maintain information about Passendger Rail

For more information, please see:

  • FRA Research Reports specialist:
    • Jamie.Chope@dot.gov
  • Railroads/GIS specialist:
    • Raquel.Wright@dot.gov



  • Last Updated Nov 25, 2019
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  • Answered By Charlotte Gavin

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