Delivering Prosperity Across America
America’s freight railroads helped unite our nation over 180 years ago, and they continue serve in that role today. As the most efficient and cost effective freight rail system in the world, America’s railroads help make large and small businesses competitive in the global marketplace. Freight rail also serves as the lifeblood of local economies. Across America, the whistle of the freight train is the sound of industry, jobs and economic development. Railroads provide more than 180,000 high-paying jobs and support more than a million more in industries as diverse as manufacturing, agriculture and technology. Just as they did in the early years of our nation, America’s railroads continue to deliver prosperity across America.