• AAR: October Rail Carloads Up 1.0% YoY, Intermodal Up 4.2% YoY

    4 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Association of American Railroads Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
    U.S. rail traffic in October 2018 was mixed. Total carloads rose 1.0%, or 12,598. On the positive side, carloads of petroleum and petroleum products surged 28.4% in October thanks to higher crude oil shipments; carloads of coal rose 1.6% (6,828 carloads, their first increase in five months); and carloads of steel and other primary metal products rose 9.8% (4,188 carloads, their 21st increase in the past 23 months).... Meanwhile, uncertainties in export markets is hurting grain...
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