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:
- Railroads/GIS specialist:
NTL Reference Librarians provide services for the transportation community and general public. Specific services are:
- Basic research assistance with Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) publications and data products
- Assistance with access to information resources in ROSA P
- Referrals to operating administrations within US DOT
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