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Rail traffic up… | April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

North American railroads netted traffic gains in Week 14

For the week ending April 5, U.S. railroads registered 296,039 carloads, up 5.4 percent, and 261,084 intermodal loads, up 12.6 percent compared with volumes from the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Total combined traffic climbed 8.7 percent to 557,123 units and nine of 10 carload commodity groups posted gains, led by grain at 16.8 percent and petroleum/petroleum products at 11 percent. Only forest products traffic registered a decline, and a small one at that: 0.7 percent.

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