WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

For the week ended Feb. 22 total piggyback freight hauled on the nation's major railroads equaled 120,870 trailers and containers, 3.4% above the same period in 1991.

The Association of American Railroads, which provides data for the following chart, also reports that cumulative piggyback traffic, totaling 954,400 trailers and containers, rose 4.2% from 1991.

Loadings in Change from Change from

Week ended Corresponding Preceding

Feb. 22, 1992 Week 1991 Week

Cars Percent Percent

Grain

28,317 2.3 -6.8

Other farm products

1,517 -11.5 -9.7

Metallic ores

14,442 -2.9 5.0

Coal

127,734 -3.4 3.6

Crushed stone, gravel

and sand

10,740 -0.5 1.8

Non-metallic minerals

8,424 9.7 2.4

Grain mill products

10,227 5.3 -5.2

Food and kindred products

9,009 2.0 -2.9

Primary forest products

9,184 3.7 -1.1

Lumber and wood products

except furniture

6,073 9.7 2.9

Pulp, paper and allied products

10,350 0.0 -2.3

Chemicals and allied products

28,748 7.6 -3.6

Petroleum products

4,481 9.6 -16.6

Stone, clay and glass products

8,099 -1.7 -1.0

Coke

5,339 0.5 0.5

Metals and products

10,179 20.2 3.0

Motor vehicles and equipment

17,625 21.4 8.7

Waste and scrap materials

8,149 0.2 -2.7

Forwarder and shipper

association traffic

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All other carloads

5,518 2.1 -10.6

LCL traffic

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Total Cars Loaded

324,155 1.6 0.3

Corresponding week of 1991

319,159

1992 1991 % Change

Total Cars Loaded (8 weeks)

2,511,740 2,468,592 1.7

Estimated revenue ton-miles

(in billions):

8 weeks ended Feb. 22

161.8 154.6 4.7

Week ended Feb. 22

20.8 20.0 4.0