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Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel (Metric)

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_04_18M_022522.xlsx (35.53 KB)

Notes:

1 liter = 0.264172 gallons.

1 kilometer = 0.621371 miles.

Description:

KEY:  kWh = kilowatt hour.

Source:

Number of locomotives and cars:

1975–80: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

1985-2000: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

2001-20: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 73 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Miles traveled:

Train-miles: 

1975-2002: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

2003–20: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 73 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Car-miles:

1975: Association of American Railroads, Yearbook of Railroad Facts 1975 (Washington, DC: 1976), p. 40.

1980-85: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department and Public Affairs Department, personal communication. 

1990-2000: Amtrak, Amtrak Corporate Reporting, Route Profitability System, personal communication, Aug. 22, 2001.

2001-20: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 73 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Locomotive fuel consumed:

1975-2000: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

2001-20: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), personal communications, Apr. 20, 2011, May 9, 2013, Sept. 14, 2015, Oct. 11, 2018, May 23, 2019, Aug. 31, 2020, Aug. 20, 2021.

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