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Coal only double-digit gainer for US railroads in latest week

from RailwayAge

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. railroads for the week ending July 1 originated 546,361 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016. A total of 270,353 carloads gained 2.3 percent on-year, while intermodal volume was 276,008 containers and trailers, up 4 percent. Five of the 10 carload commodity groups tracked by AAR posted increases compared with the same week in 2016 led by coal, up 10.1 percent to 87,750 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 9 percent to 39,503 carloads, and chemicals, ahead 2 percent to 31,851 carloads. more


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