- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. rail network accounts for about 40 percent of U.S. freight moves by ton-miles (the length freight travels) and 16 percent by tons (the weight of freight moved). There are 21 regional railroad companies and 510 local. Below is a look at the major operators.

BNSF Railway

Parent company: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Miles of track: 32,500

Service area: 28 states in the Midwest, South and West. Also in parts of Canada.

Headquarters: Forth Worth, Texas

CSX CORP.

Market value: $26.1 billion

Miles of track: 21,000

Service area: 23 U.S. states along the East Coast, South and Midwest

Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO.

Market value: $45.3 billion

Miles of track: 21,000

Service area: Canada and parts of the U.S. Midwest and South.

Headquarters: Montreal

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD.

Market value: $27.9 billion

Miles of track: 15,000

Service area: Canada and parts of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest

Headquarters: Calgary, Canada

NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP.

Market value: $26.7 billion

Miles of track: 20,000

Service area: 22 states along the East Coast, Midwest and South

Headquarters: Norfolk, Virginia

UNION PACIFIC CORP.

Market value: $66.6 billion

Miles of track: 32,000

Service area: 23 states in the Midwest, South and West

Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska

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Sources: Department of Transportation; FactSet; company data

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