NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48211

Industry 48211

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 48211 – Rail Transportation

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48211: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating railroads (except street railroads, commuter rail, urban rapid transit, and scenic and sightseeing trains). Line-haul railroads and short-line railroads are included in this industry.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 48211

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 48211. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Operating street railroads, commuter rail, and urban rapid transit systems–are classified in Industry Group 4851, Urban Transit Systems
  • Operating scenic and sightseeing trains–are classified in Industry 48711, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land; and
  • Operating switching and terminal facilities as separate establishments–are classified in Industry 48821,
  • Support Activities for Rail Transportation.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 48211

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 48211. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Beltline railroads
  • Freight railways, line-haul
  • Freight railways, short-line or beltline
  • Logging railroads
  • Passenger railways, line-haul
  • Railroad transportation, line-haul
  • Railroad transportation, short-line or beltline
  • Railroads, line-haul
  • Railroads, short-line or beltline
  • Railway transportation, line-haul
  • Railway transportation, short-line or beltline
  • Short-line railroads

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 482: Rail Transportation
      • Industry Group 4821: Rail Transportation
        • Industry 48211: Rail Transportation (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 482111: Line-Haul Railroads
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 482112: Short Line Railroads

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