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America's freight rail network is something to behold: a vast, high-tech system that's a monument to U.S. ingenuity and a bedrock of America's economy. Though you might from time to time see rail cars and locomotives at crossings or along stretches of highway, you can't fully grasp freight rail's power and reach without taking in these numbers:

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This feature was produced by the Association of American Railroads, and does not reflect the opinions or point of view of Vox Media or Vox Creative.

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