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Down, down goes the freight traffic

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  • Fred O'Malley
    • Apr 2013
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    Down, down goes the freight traffic

    Down, down goes the freight traffic


    Freight traffic still shows no signs of growth in the week ending April 16, 2016, as carloads and intermodal units were both down nearly 13% and 7.5%, respectively, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on April 20, 2016.

    For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 499,779 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.1% compared with the same week last year.
    Total carloads for the week ending April 16 were 240,462 carloads, down 12.9% compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 259,317 containers and trailers, down 7.4% compared to 2015.

    Claire and I noticed the other day how vast swaths of shelves at our local supermarket are standing empty.

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