Powering America One Rail Car at a Time

From ethanol to crude oil, to wind turbines and coal, freight rail works hard to ensure efficient shipment of the commodities that keep America powered up.

Did you know that coal is one of the most abundant and cost-effective fuels found in the U.S.? That reality is thanks in large part to freight rail. Approximately 30 percent of the electricity Americans use each year is produced from coal shipped by rail. In fact, railroads deliver approximately 70 percent of the coal used to power our homes, businesses, and the facilities that produce the basic goods and commodities we use each and every day.

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Further Reading

America flexes its muscle through trade

Trade supports 40 million U.S. jobs. One in four manufacturing jobs depends on exporting goods. And it wouldn’t be possible without freight rail.

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How freight rail drives economic growth

Learn how freight railroads spurred $274 billion in economic activity, supported 1.5 million jobs and improved life in towns across the nation.

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