MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

MAJOR GAINS AND DECLINES IN CARLOADINGS

Three weeks ended Feb. 21, 1998, vs. similar 1997 period

CARS CARS

LOADED LOADED

CHANGE RAILROAD CATEGORY 1998 1997

MAJOR INCREASES

+101% Paducah & Louisville Coal 3,530 1,758

+84% Conrail Metallic Ores 2,432 1,323

+31% Conrail Metals 13,722 10,483

+30% Burlington Santa Fe Gravel, Sand 4,969 3,833

+29% Union Pacific Vehicles 16,398 12,675

+27% Norfolk Southern Vehicles 19,303 15,224

+22% Burlington Santa Fe Waste & Scrap 3,174 2,599

+20% Burlington Santa Fe Coal 120,452 100,525

+20% CSX Transportation Food Products 3,004 2,509

+16% Conrail Coal 35,688 30,785

+15% Kansas City Southern Intermodal Trailers 2,944 2,553

+15% Burlington Santa Fe Petroleum 4,283 3,726

+14% Burlington Santa Fe Vehicles 5,550 4,874

+14% Norfolk Southern Grain Mill Products 5,889 5,182

+13% CSX Transportation Intermodal Containers 22,688 20,133

+12% Burlington Santa Fe Grain Mill Products 5,368 4,806

+12% Norfolk Southern Metals 3,086 2,765

+11% CSX Transportation Grain Mill Products 3,381 3,045

+10% Illinois Central Intermodal Trailers 4,267 3,864

+9% Burlington Santa Fe Intermodal Trailers 53,116 48,530

+9% Norfolk Southern Intermodal Containers 28,758 26,36

+9% CSX Transportation Minerals (Nonmetal.) 16,420 15,074

+9% CSX Transportation Metals 7,618 7,012

MAJOR DECREASES

-29% Illinois Central Grain 4,220 5,961

-24% Union Pacific Petroleum 4,915 6,461

-24% Union Pacific Waste & Scrap 5,588 7,337

-23% Illinois Central Intermodal Containers 2,515 3,257

-22% Union Pacific Stone-Clay-Glass 5,789 7,418

-21% Union Pacific Grain 21,241 26,956

-20% Union Pacific Intermodal Trailers 30,011 37,744

-19% Union Pacific Metals 6,225 7,718

-17% CSX Transportation Coal 84,035 101,508

-17% Union Pacific Grain Mill Products 9,408 11,303

-16% Conrail Grain Mill Products 2,143 2,553

-16% Kansas City Southern Logs 2,093 2,492

-16% Illinois Central Coal 6,189 7,325

-14% CSX Transportation Logs 5,307 6,203

-14% Union Pacific Minerals (Nonmetal.) 2,850 3,321

-12% Union Pacific Coke 2,210 2,510

-11% CSX Transportation Grain 7,437 8,394

-11% Union Pacific Food Products 8,931 10,052

-11% Union Pacific Intermodal Containers 103,284 116,104

-10% Burlington Santa Fe Metallic Ores 9,301 10,361

-10% CSX Transportation Coke 4,477 4,966

-10% Norfolk Southern Coal 62,975 69,634

-9% CSX Transportation Gravel, Sand 10,992 12,143

-9% Burlington Santa Fe Minerals (Nonmetal.) 2,569 2,827