The railroad industry is focused on the transportation of commodities such as coal, grain, rock, chemicals, consumer goods, and passengers. Of commodities transported, coal accounts for more than half by tonnage. Intermodal rail traffic accounts for more than a fifth of revenue gained. The United States has approximately seven companies that make up majority of industry revenue. Smaller companies that operate in the railroad industry normally function throughout their regional area. A catalog of top railroad company logos from those that carry the most market value are compiled below.
During 2012 and 2013, the railroad industry experienced slower growth due to the weakened markets of the coal and agricultural industry. As increasing regulations and stringent requirements are placed on these industries, the railroad industry will be impacted.
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