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The following information came from THE WORLD ALMANAC and BOOK OF FACTS 1999 (ISBN 0-88687-832-2).

World's Longest Railway Tunnels

Source: Railway Directory & Year Book

Tunnel

Date Miles Operating Railway Country
Seikan 1985 33.50 Japanese Railway Japan
English Channel Tunnel 1994 31.04 Eurotunnel United Kingdom-France
Dai-shimizu 1979 14.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Simplon No. 1 and 2 1906, 1922 12.00 Swiss Fed. & Italian St. Switzerland-Italy
Kanmon 1975 12.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Apennine 1934 11.00 Italian State Italy
Rokko 1972 10.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Mt. MacDonald 1989 9.10 Canadian Pacific Canada
Gotthard 1882 9.00 Swiss Federal Switzerland
Lotschberg 1913 9.00 Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon Switzerland
Hokuriku 1962 9.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Mont Cenis (Frejus) 1871 8.00 Italian State France-Italy
Shin-Shimizu 1961 8.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Aki 1975 8.00 Japanese Railway Japan
Cascade 1929 8.00 Burlington Northern United States
Flathead 1970 8.00 Burlington Northern United States

 

Leading U.S. Businesses in 1997*

Source: FORTUNE Magazine

Company

Revenue (in millions)
Union Pacific $11,014
CSX $10,621
Burlington Northern Santa Fe $ 8,412
Norfolk Southern $ 5,165
* This excerpt is just the Railroad portion of the entire list. - rh

 

Number Of Employees Per Railroad

Source: Lance Myers (March '99 TRAINS, pg. 39)

Company

# Employees
Union Pacific 52,533
Burlington Northern Santa Fe 43,468
CSX 27,871 (pre CR)
Norfolk Southern 23,323 (pre CR)
CN 22,800
CP 20,150

 

Fatal Occupational Injuries, 1997*

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor

 

Fatalities

 

Number Percentage
Transportation Incidents 2,599 42
Highway 1,387 22
Collision between vehicles 639 10
Vehicle struck stationary object 280 5
Noncollision 384 6
Nonhighway (farm, industrial premises) 377 6
Aircraft 261 4
Worker struck by vehicle 367 6
Water vehicle 109 2
Railway 93 1
* This excerpt is just the Transportation Incidents portion of the entire list. - rh


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