MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

Three Weeks Ended Feb. 8, 1992, vs. Similar 1991 Period

Cars CarsLoaded Loaded

Change Railroad Category 1992 1991

MAJOR INCREASES

+86% Conrail Metallic Ores 3,923 2,109

+47% Southern Pacific Metals 4,716 3,208

+44% Santa Fe Grain 8,378 5,809

+44% Conrail Coke 4,339 3,016

+41% Norfolk Southern Vehicles 9,324 6,623

+38% Union Pacific Vehicles 4,382 3,175

+36% Soo Line Grain 10,435 7,680

+35% Soo Line Coal 5,062 3,745

+30% Monongahela Coal 12,730 9,788

+29% Southern Pacific Intermodal Containers 39,514 30,541

+27% Southern Pacific Lumber, Wood Prods. 4,177 3,296

+26% Burlington Northern Grain 25,469 20,150

+19% Conrail Vehicles 12,950 10,910

+17% Union Pacific Gravel, Sand 5,446 4,649

+16% Santa Fe Intermodal Containers 21,185 18,275

+16% Chicago & North W'rn Grain Mill Products 5,378 4,641

+15% Burlington Northern Lumber, Wood Prods. 4,560 3,963

+15% Conrail Waste & Scrap 5,423 4,719

+15% Norfolk Southern Gravel, Sand 3,384 2,953

+14% Kansas City Southern Chemicals 2,662 2,327

+14% CSX Transportation Vehicles 9,239 8,097

+14% Burlington Northern Metallic Ores 10,177 8,932

+14% Santa Fe Intermodal Trailers 34,108 29,937

+14% Burlington Northern Chemicals 5,650 4,965

+12% Norfolk Southern Logs 6,735 6,025

+11% Santa Fe Coal 6,746 6,091

+10% Union Pacific Intermodal Containers 23,586 21,523

+10% Norfolk Southern Intermodal Containers 15,693 14,328

+10% Southern Pacific Intermodal Trailers 14,750 13,470

+9% Burlington Northern Food Products 7,067 6,493

+9% Union Pacific Lumber, Wood Prods. 3,354 3,086

MAJOR DECREASES

_35% Conrail Grain 2,343 3,581

_31% Illinois Central Grain 3,061 4,441

_27% Chicago & North W'rn Metallic Ores 5,012 6,833

_22% Burlington Northern Intermodal Trailers 17,152 22,022

_20% CSX Transportation Grain 7,350 9,187

_20% Union Pacific Farm Shipments 2,074 2,583

_17% Florida East Coast Intermodal Trailers 13,981 16,794

_16% Conrail Intermodal Trailers 24,526 29,050

_15% Burlington Northern Paper 3,221 3,802

_14% Burlington Northern Grain Mill Products 3,337 3,863

_13% Paducah & Louisville Coal 2,257 2,597

_12% Union Pacific Stone-Clay-Glass 4,294 4,900

_12% Chicago & North W'rn Coal 33,039 37,367

_11% CSX Transportation Chemicals 15,824 17,820

_11% Norfolk Southern Coal 68,290 76,423

_9% Norfolk Southern Waste & Scrap 3,351 3,679

_9% Southern Pacific Gravel, Sand 2,913 3,198

Source: Adapted from Weekly Railroad Traffic, Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C. The ratio of increases to decreases in this week's table suggests a possible economic upturn. 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.