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Weekly U.S. rail traffic again up

By Trains Staff | November 30, 2023

Overall increase of 2.4% marks third straight week with volume above 2022 levels

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Weekly table showing U.S. carload rail traffic by commodity type, plus intermodal totals
Association of American Railroads

WASHINGTON — Weekly U.S. rail traffic again was up for the week ending Nov. 25, the third straight week with a volume increase over the same week in 2022.

According to statistics from the Association of American Railroads, total traffic was 415,332 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4%. That included 195,948 carloads, down 2.5%, and 219,384 containers and trailers, up 7.1%

Traffic for the year to date, through 47 weeks, is down 3.3% compared to the same period in 2022. That includes a 0.2% increase in carload traffic and a 6.3% decline in intermodal volume.

North American volume for the week, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian, and Mexican railroads, includes 302,649 carlodas, down 2.3%  and 299,802 intermodal units, up 6.1%. The combined total of 602,451 carloads and intermodal units represents a 1.7% increase over the corresponding week in 2022. Year-to-date North American volume through 47 weeks is down 3% compared to 2022.

2 thoughts on “Weekly U.S. rail traffic again up

  1. Grain still down. If it was equal to last year a big difference. What is the agriculture department’s totals? It’s hard to tell but the unit grain trains appear to be slightly less. However, late night is not observed.

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