Not many people ride the train anymore, but a lot of inventory is still moved via freight. It turns out that 90 percent of that freight market belongs to just four companies in the country, and since deregulation in the 1980s, the number of total railroads has gone down from 50 to just 7. Nicolas Rapp, graphics director at Fortune Magazine, explains. The railroad coverage maps are interesting, too.
Freight railroad mergers
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