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AAR issues 2012 edition of Railroad Facts

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released the 2012 Edition of Railroad Facts – the premier industry statistical reference book. The publication notes that in 2011, the rail industry continued to recover from the economic recession, improve performance, increase capital expenditures to $11.6 billion, and add employees. Railroad Facts contains more than 80 pages of facts and statistics for 2011, as well as historical data on critical aspects of railroad business, including: finance, operations, plant and equipment, employment and compensation, fuel consumption and costs.  Railroad Facts contains a profile of each Class I railroad, Amtrak, the two major Canadian railroads, and the two largest Mexican railways. The publication also features a “Year in Review” and “Preview of 2012” as well as designated sections for advertisements.  Copies of the publication are available for purchase by non-AAR members for $20.00 with discounts applied for purchases of two or more copies.  The cost for AAR members is $5.00 per copy. Additional shipping and handling charges apply for each order.  To purchase Railroad Facts, visit the AAR web site at, and go to Statistics & Publications – Publications – Online catalog. A digital version of Railroad Facts is also available.