November 22, 2014

T&E numbers up in 2010, but not evenly

All railroads increased the number of train and engine workers in 2010, but at quite different rates, according to data released by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.

Overall, the number of train and engine workers increased in 2010 by 9.21 percent — 62,067 in December 2010 versus 56,833 in December 2009.

Here are railroad-by-railroad breakdowns for train and engine employment:

Railroad 12/2010 12/2009 % change
BNSF 15,529 13,580 +14.4%
CSX 10,584 10,441 +1.3%
KCS 1,237 1,218 +1.6%
NS 11,415 10,580 +7.8%
UP 19,433 18,142 +7.1%
CN* 2,439 1,934 +26.1%
CP* 1,430 938 +52.4%
Amtrak 3,490 3,408 +2.4%

*U.S. operations only