The railroad history of the US dates back to the 1820’s with the first transcontinental railroad completed in 1869. That’s nearly 200 years of rail transportation in the United States!
During that period of time, much has changed in the American landscape. For the passenger rail industry and U.S. Class I Railroads specifically, there has been tremendous expansion, consolidation and improvements over the years (As of May 2016 U.S. Class I Railroads are line haul freight railroads with 2014 operating revenue of $475.75 million or more). As a result, these railroad advancements have helped pave the way for efficient freight logistics, enhanced rail technology along with improved employment and rail worker safety efforts. [Read more…]