• AAR: July Rail Carloads Up 3.5% YoY, Intermodal Up 6.9% YoY

    4 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Association of American Railroads Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
    All things considered, U.S. rail traffic did well in July 2018. Total originated carloads were up 3.5%, or 35,208 carloads, compared with July 2017. That's the fifth straight year-over-year monthly gain.
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    Intermodal volume in July on U.S. railroads was up 6.9%, the largest percentage increase in 19 months. 2018 will be another record year for intermodal.
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