October 31, 2014

T&E headcount continues slow climb back

Train and engine employment on the nation’s major railroads rose again in April and is more than six percent higher than one year ago, reports the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The 62,872 train and engine workers employed by Class I railroads in April is still almost 12 percent below the January 2007 level (71,103), and [...]

T&E employment up 7.47 percent in March

Train and engine employment on major U.S. railroads climbed by almost 7.5 percent in March 2011 to 62,627, versus March 2010, according to U.S. Surface Transportation Board data. The 7.47 percent increase in train and engine employment is more than double the increase in any other craft. The total Class I workforce totaled almost 156,000 [...]

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 [...]