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Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel

Dataset Excel: 
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: Ibid., Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

2001–17: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 73 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Miles traveled:

Train-miles: 

1975–2002: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

2003–17: 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: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department and Public Affairs Department, personal communication. 

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

2001–17: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in earlier editions.

Locomotive fuel consumed:

1975-2000: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), State and Local Affairs Department, personal communication.

2001-17: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), personal communications, Apr. 20, 2011, May 9, 2013, Sept. 14, 2015, Oct. 11, 2018, and May 23, 2019.

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