The book also includes a profile of each Class I railroad, Amtrak and the two largest Mexican railroads. It also features "Year in Review" and "Preview of 2012" sections.
In 2011, the rail industry continued to recover from the economic recession, improve performance, increase capital expenditures to $11.6 billion and add employees, the fact book notes.
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