RAILROAD FREIGHT ORIGININATING OR TERMINATING IN NEBRASKA BY SELECTED COMMODITY GROUPS
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Nebraska - 1994, 1996 to 2000, and 2002 to 2006                  
  2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Commodity Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating
Farm Products 16,085,629 771,368 14,132,514 0 13,796,295 0 15,630,768 0 16,772,448 0 19,687,530 0
Coal -- 10,867,548 -- 13,559,292 -- 13,167,068 -- 12,438,551 -- 12,690,876 -- 14,135,489
Food Products 5,313,968 695,740 6,243,360 742,564 5,825,012 781,836 5,305,969 658,640 5,814,385 775,632 6,475,315 1,022,836
Chemicals 1,182,104 1,581,876 1,234,240 1,818,572 1,191,460 2,228,565 1,528,660 2,178,243 1,800,640 2,222,770 1,968,258 2,173,473
Waste and Scrap 377,072 -- 329,984 642,056 306,684 675,444 342,244 754,516 391,920 867,980 354,084 721,592
Glass and Stone 432,920 750,164 374,284 758,176 0 710,740 0 710,276 0 935,240 -- 862,884
Primary Metal Products -- -- -- -- 232,840 -- 332,944 -- 332,208 -- 359,080
All Other 1,151,874 2,555,408 753,980 1,925,243 735,808 2,083,507 930,841 2,243,000 744,371 2,150,585 609,368 2,314,792
Total 24,543,567 17,222,104 23,068,362 19,445,903 22,088,099 19,647,160 24,071,426 18,983,226 25,855,972 19,643,083 29,453,635 21,231,066
  1994 1996 1997 1998 1999
Commodity Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating Originating Terminating
Farm Products 15,168,335 -- 17,099,477 837,297 17,136,126 -- 17,463,048 -- 20,608,403 443,099
Coal 4,572,665 9,648,807 4,350,214 10,917,790 -- 10,300,459 -- 13,063,596 -- 12,478,029
Mixed Freight 4,194,282 3,939,878 -- -- -- -- 402,312 -- -- --
Food Products 3,092,614 1,021,801 3,803,320 745,188 4,715,216 717,352 4,873,551 740,592 4,854,478 725,908
Chemicals 1,032,670 1,782,618 1,031,068 1,729,676 1,174,516 1,474,618 1,420,196 2,091,171 1,274,644 1,806,608
Waste and Scrap -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 338,372 --
Glass and Stone -- -- -- -- 426,388 693,628 -- 673,348 -- --
Primary Metal Products -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 316,188 757,524
Nonmetallic Minerals -- -- 416,860 700,016 365,460 550,956 554,220 700,124 -- --
Transportation Equipment -- 1,075,944 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All Other 2,775,221 4,097,678 1,199,492 2,480,784 1,187,372 2,152,834 1,224,022 2,518,507 987,760 2,127,316
Total 30,835,787 21,566,726 27,900,431 17,410,751 25,005,078 15,889,847 25,937,349 19,787,338 28,379,845 18,338,484
Source: Association of American Railroads, April 2008 (www.aar.org).
Last Updated: 9-Oct-08
by Nebraska Databook
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov