NUMBER OF MILES OF RAILROAD TRACK OPERATED
Nebraska - 1996 to 2009, 2015                            
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2015
Class I Railroads
   Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Rwy. Co. 2,167 1,742 1,741 1,686 1,710 1,710 1,700 1,691 1,651 1,634 1,529 1,529 1,529 1,485
   Union Pacific Railroad Co. 1,112 1,110 1,111 1,110 1,056 997 996 997 1,075 1,075 1,074 1,068 1,068 1,067
Regional Railroads
   Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 41 41 --
   Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. 3 3 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
   Kyle Railroad -- -- -- 56 56 56 56 56 56 -- -- -- -- --
   Nebraska, Kansas, & Colorado RailNet, Inc. 231 231 231 231 231 231 231 231 327 327 327 327 327 372
  Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Raiilroad -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13
Local Railroads
   Fillmore Western Railway 65 65 65 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
   Fremont Northwestern Railroad Co. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10 -- -- -- -- --
   Manning Rail, Inc. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7
   Nebkota Railway, Inc. 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 34 34 34 35
   Nebraska Central Railroad 266 266 266 282 282 282 282 296 296 296 296 296 296 340
   Nebraska Northeastern Railway Co. 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 --
Switching & Terminal Railroads -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15 15 15 15 15 13
Total Miles Operated 4,108 3,681 3,681 3,653 3,599 3,538 3,527 3,533 3,692 3,609 3,434 3,430 3,430 3,332
Source: Association of American Railroads, 2017 (www.aar.org).      
Last Updated: 17-Nov-17
by Nebraska Databook
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov