Railroads have helped power America since its earliest days.

In fact, the first big haul for America’s first major railroad was transporting coal from western Maryland and Virginia to Baltimore. In the years since, the role of railroads in the energy industry has continued to grow. As energy sources and consumption patterns have changed, the freight rail industry has adjusted to customer needs to continue safely and efficiently moving energy products. Railroads are essential to the success of the crude oil industry.