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Revenue Per Freight Ton-Mile, Class I Railroads for United States (M033ABUSM270NNBR)


Dec 1925: 1.001  
Updated: Aug 16, 2012


Cents per Ton-Mile,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Cents per Ton-Mile, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1907-1925 (2)--Original Data, 1920-1956. Source: Data Were Computed By NBER By Dividing Series 03016B (Freight Operating Revenues, Class I, Including Switching And Terminal Companies) By Series 03001 (Revenue And Non-Revenue Ton-Miles, Class I, Excluding Switching And Terminal Companies); Both Series Are From Interstate Commerce Commission Sources. Data For 1907-1919: "Operating Revenues And Expenses Of Large Steam Roads"; "Operating Revenues And Operating Expenses Of Class I Railways; Also From The U.S. Department Of Commerce, Survey Of Current Business, Issue Of December 1923, And 1932 Annual Supplement. Data For 1920 1925: Icc, "Revenue Traffic Statistics Of Class I Steam Railways In The United States."

This NBER data series m03003ab appears on the NBER website in Chapter 3 at

NBER Indicator: m03003ab

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Revenue Per Freight Ton-Mile, Class I Railroads for United States [M033ABUSM270NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, May 21, 2022.


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