US, Canadian and Mexican rail volume still painting a poor picture of the N
BNSF loaded with intermodal traffic heading east out of California. Intermodal volume posts increase, carloadings remain down. The Association of American Railroads reported that freight rail traffic posted mixed results for the holiday week ending Jan. 2, 2010 with intermodal volume showing an increase, but carloadings remaining down in comparison to 2008. U.S. railroads reported originating 227,327 carloads, down 1.5 percent compared with the same week in 2008 and down 17.9 percent from the same week in 2007.