November 28, 2014

T&E headcount up on most railroads

Total train and engine employment on Class I railroads increased by 7.49 percent in June 2011 versus June 2010, although not all major railroads increased hiring.

T&E headcounts on CSX and Canadian National (U.S. operations) declined in June 2011 versus June 2010, but all other railroads increased their headcounts — primarily through recalls from furlough.

The following table shows the changes in headcount for June 2011 versus June 2010, as reported by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board:

 CLASS I RAILROAD  JUNE 2011  JUNE 2010      +/-
BNSF 16,414 15,032 + 1,382
CSX 10,841 10,928 -      87
CN (U.S.)  2,134  2,325 -     191
KCS  1,289  1,196 +     93
NS 11,783 10,610 + 1,173
SOO  1,435  1,423 +     12
UP 20,215 18,127 + 2,088
AMTRAK  3,410  3,348 +     62