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Class I Rail Freight Fuel Consumption and Travel (Metric)
1.609344 kilometers = 1 mile.
3.785412 liters = 1 gallon.
1.459972 tonne-kilometers = 1 ton-mile.
KEY: N = data do not exist.
a For 1960-80, the total includes a small number of steam and electric units, which are not included in the per locomotive fuel consumption figure.
b Includes cars owned by Class I railroads, other railroads, car companies, and shippers.
c Based on the distance run between terminals and / or stations; does not include yard or passenger train-kilometers.
All data except for locomotive unit-kilometers:
Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), pp. 33, 34, 40, 49, and 51, and similar pages in earlier editions.
1975-92, 2002: Ibid., Railroad Ten-Year Trends (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).
1993-2001, 2003-04: Ibid., Analysis of Class I Railroads (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).
2005-09: Association of American Railroads, personal communications, June 13, 2007, Apr. 24, 2008, Apr. 28, 2010, and Aug. 12, 2011.