Rail Traffic Update

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 450,142 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.6% compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending April 6 were 209,142 carloads, down 4.5% compared with the same week in 2023, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 241,000 containers and trailers, up 7.6% compared to 2023.

Six of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2023. They included grain, up 3,221 carloads, to 22,000; motor vehicles and parts, up 1,983 carloads, to 16,315; and chemicals, up 1,574 carloads, to 31,907. 

Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2023 included coal, down 15,107 carloads, to 46,688; nonmetallic minerals, down 2,078 carloads, to 29,540; and metallic ores and metals, down 848 carloads, to 19,403.

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