MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

Three Weeks Ended Jan. 4, 1992, vs. Similar 1990-91 Period

Cars CarsLoaded Loaded

Change Railroad Category 1991-92 1990-91

MAJOR INCREASES

+94% Conrail Metallic Ores 7,320 3,764

+85% Soo Line Grain 9,807 5,308

+75% Soo Line Coal 4,617 2,632

+51% Chicago & North W'rn Grain 6,181 4,091

+51% Burlington Northern Grain 23,910 15,876

+50% Illinois Central Coal 13,200 8 772

+49% Santa Fe Grain 6,588 5,420

+44% Chicago & North W'rn Coal 37,539 25,989

+43% Union Pacific Farm Shipments 2,516 1,754

+37% Santa Fe Coal 4,565 3,322

+32% Union Pacific Grain 14,577 11,024

+31% Southern Pacific Lumber, Wood Prods. 2,969 2,260

+30% Union Pacific Gravel, Sand 3,484 2,683

+28% Santa Fe Intermodal Containers 18,007 14,083

+26% Burlington Northern Coal 79,336 62,894

+26% Union Pacific Intermodal Containers 20,432 16,233

+25% Southern Pacific Intermodal Containers 34,412 27,575

+23% Illinois Central Grain Mill Products 2,781 2,268

+22% Conrail Waste & Scrap 3,543 2,893

+20% Conrail Metals 8,847 7,349

+20% Burlington Northern Lumber, Wood Prods. 3,463 2,887

+18% Union Pacific Petroleum 2,479 2,107

+17% Norfolk Southern Vehicles 4,383 3,749

+16% Conrail Intermodal Containers 14,911 12,864

+16% CSX Transportation Coke 3,855 3,327

+15% Florida East Coast Gravel, Sand 3,307 2,877

+13% Chicago & North W'rn Grain Mill Products 5,016 4,453

+12% Southern Pacific Chemicals 9,822 8,755

+12% CSX Transportation Vehicles 5,245 4,681

+11% Illinois Central Grain 2,932 2,638

+11% Burlington Northern Food Products 6,248 5,630

+9% Burlington Northern Metallic Ores 9,910 9,108

+9% Norfolk Southern Chemicals 5,898 5,428

MAJOR DECREASES

_30% Southern Pacific Gravel, Sand 1,813 2,603

_20% Chicago & North W'rn Intermodal Trailers 1,974 2,479

_20% Burlington Northern Intermodal Trailers 14,665 18,283

_18% Illinois Central Intermodal Trailers 1,981 2,419

_17% Southern Pacific Metals 3,028 3,654

_16% Florida East Coast Intermodal Trailers 12,636 15,022

_12% Grand Trunk Western Vehicles 2,820 3,213

_11% Soo Line Intermodal Containers 4,513 5,099

_11% Conrail Coal 12,684 14,298

_10% CSX Transportation Chemicals 16,177 17,944

Source: Adapted from Weekly Railroad Traffic, Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C. Southern Pacific's figures for the latest week weren't supplied to AAR in time for this table. The intermodal containers category excludes intermodal trailers, which are listed separately. Both intermodal categories tally the number of units loaded onto railcars, rather than the number of railcars involved.