AAR publications are free for AAR members. With the exception of the Railroad Facts book — we have discontinued print copies and only offer downloadable PDFs, which non-members can purchase. For questions, email [email protected].
Railroad Facts 2020
Released October 30, 2020
This pocket-sized annual publication contains 80 pages that are filled with a variety of financial and operating statistics for the U.S. Class I freight rail industry for the most recent year and many prior years. Topics covered include railroad finances, traffic, operating averages, plant and equipment, employment and wages, and fuel consumption and cost. Both the online and print versions are free for AAR members, but members are charged a flat $5 shipping fee for paper copies.
- Online PDF: $60
- Print Copy (Full): $25
- Print Copy (Qt: 2-10): $20
- Print Copy (Qt: 11+): $18
Analysis of Class I Railroads 2019
Released October 14, 2020
The latest annual Analysis of Class I Railroads publication, also known as “The Green Book,” contains more than 750 financial, operating, equipment, employee, and traffic statistics for each U.S. Class I freight railroad and Class I railroads as a whole. Each edition covers a single year (e.g., the 2019 edition has 2019 data only).
Non-member Online Version Price: $450
Non-member Data Version Price: $800
Railroad Ten-Year Trends
Released August 26, 2020
The latest annual Railroad Ten-Year Trends contains 168 pages of data on the U.S. freight railroad industry from 2009 through 2018 for most data series, with preliminary 2019 data included for most of them. Sections include U.S. Class I railroad statistics (performance, traffic and revenue, financial, labor, plant and equipment, operations); organizations; glossary; and select information on regional and short line railroads.
AAR releases this publication considerably later than other publications so we can include data from the latest STB Carload Waybill Sample and from the most recent railroad annual reports.
Non-member Price: $225
Freight Commodity Statistics (FCS)
Released August 31, 2020
Published quarterly and annually the FCS contains gross revenue, carload, and tonnage data of more than 400 commodity groups for combined and individual U.S. Class I railroads, including the U.S. Class I subsidiaries of Canadian railroads.
Non-member Price: $3,250 for the four quarterly publications in 2020, starts at $225 for the 2019 annual publication