Weekly Rail Traffic Sees Modest Gains vs. Recession Wrought 2009 Levels
Carload?s up over 2009 but are still lagging pre-recession volumes of 2006 and 2007 by over 10%. In a release by the Association of American Railroads, weekly rail traffic is continuing to experience modest year-over-year gains with U.S. railroads originating 288,056 carloads for the week ending Nov. 6, 2010, up 4.9 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal traffic for the week totaled 231,078 trailers and containers, up 11.7 percent compared with the same week a year ago, with container volume up 12.4 percent and trailer volume up 7.7 percent.