Meanwhile, overall year-to-date North American volume fell 2.5 percent to 24.08 million carloads
and intermodal units.
rail cargo volumes Total carloads
Total intermodal loadings 2018 13,640,641 14,472,849 1.8% 5.5% INCREASE INREASE from 2017 from 2017 January- May 2019 5,528,824 5,848,287 2.4% 2.4% DECREASE DECREASE from the from the first five first five months of months from 2018 of from 2018 Sources: Association of American Railroads (AAR)
of 285,679 carloads
, up 1.9% compared with the same week last year.
(2) They annually move 1.5 million carloads
of food products, 2 million carloads
of plastics, fertilizers and other chemicals, and 7.3 million carloads
of coal, among other items.
During 2009, NS moved more than 6000 carloads
of vehicles, fuel, and ammunition for the armed forces and national government agencies, including more than 3000 carloads
of Humvees; 2500 carloads
of jet fuel; 1300 carloads
of trucks, jeeps, light personnel carriers, and equipment; 1000 carloads
of Ml, M2, and M88 tanks; ammunition; and rocket propellants.
Earlier this month the Association of American Railroads said carloads
of freight in August were up 1.1 percent from the previous year and intermodal hauling was up 6.2 percent.
Allied also reprocessed several carloads
a month of Western Electric's wire and cable scrap into new PVC and PE compounds.
The large payload of carloads
in relation to truckloads makes the transportation cost per ton substantially lower by rail than by truck.
In a metropolitan area where more than a few carloads
of teens have been in fatal accidents in recent months, the story hit close to home for some students.
Driving nuns, learners, carloads
of children and motorcycle couriers are named as factors which all make motorists see red.
The putschists had also attempted to bring the people to their knees by ordering railroad carloads
of chickens and other food to be destroyed.
For the first 33 weeks of the year, year-to-date North Amercan rail traffic fell 2.4 percent to 23.36 million carloads
and intermodal units, compared with the same period in 2018.
A good chunk of the story can be found in the secular decline in coal carloads
and the always-volatile grain movements.
G&W's total traffic in March 2019 was 256,647 carloads
, a decrease of 23,265 carloads
, or 8.3%, compared with March 2018.