WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

WASHINGTON - For the week ended April 21, total piggyback freight hauled on the nation's majorrailroads, which is not included in the carloadings, equaled

110,667 trailers and containers, -2.6 percent below the same period in 1989.

The Association of American Railroads, which provides data for the following chart, also reports that cumulative piggyback traffic totaled 1,855,745 trailers and containers, 3.2 percent above the comparable 1989 total.Loadings in Change from Change

from

Week ended Corresponding Preceding

April 21, 1990 Week 1989 Week

Cars Percent Percent

Grain 29,685 -.1 9.8

Other farm products 1,164 -53.5 -30.1

Metallic ores 17,636 -17.3 -4.9

Coal 131,672 2.7 -3.6

Crushed stone, gravel

and sand 15,678 -4.7 12.2

Non-metallic minerals 9,834 1.4 3.0

Grain mill products 9,772 -3.9 .2

Food and kindred products 8,429 -4.9 2.7

Primary forest products 10,319 -3.3 5.3

Lumber and wood products

except furniture 6,813 -6.3 1.0

Pulp, paper and allied products 10,450 -3.6 -1.4

Chemicals and allied products 31,622 3.8 11.8

Petroleum products 5,345 1.6 14.5

Stone, clay and glass products 10,477 -6.8 7.1

Coke 6,240 8.4 5.7

Metals and products 9,978 1.3 12.4

Motor vehicles and equipment 16,988 -22.3 6.5

Waste and scrap materials 8,992 -4.6 4.9

Forwarder and shipper

association traffic -- -- --

All other carloads 6,457 -12.7 7.6

Total Cars Loaded 347,551 -2.6 2.1

Corresponding week of 1989 356,987 1990 1989 percent Change

Total Cars Loaded (16 weeks) 5,399,357 5,377,242 .4

Estimated revenue ton-miles

(in billions):

16 weeks ended April 21 313.8 309.8 1.3

Week ended April 21 20.3 20.4 -.5