Improving coal, chemical, metal volumes push U.S. railroad traffic higher

03/8/2010 | Journal of Commerce, The

Improving coal, chemical and metal and vehicle loadings helped drive freight traffic higher on U.S. railroads. Class I's reported originations of 290,261 carloads to the Association of American Railroads in the week ended Feb. 27, beating last year's peak in November. Coal volume was the highest since August, while chemical volumes were higher than in any week in 2009.

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