WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

WEEKLY RAIL FREIGHT REPORT

For the week ended August 5, total piggyback freight hauled on the nation's major railroads equaled 160,080 trailers and containers, 0.9 percent below the same period in 1994.

The Association of American Railroads, which provides data for the following chart, also reports that cumulative piggyback traffic, totaling 4,753,251 trailers and containers, rose 0.4 percent from 1994.Loadings in Change from Change from

Week ended Corresponding Preceding

Aug. 5, 1995 Week 1994 Week

Cars Percent Percent

Grain 30,285 28.7 -1.6

Other farm products 1,304 -7.5 -6.0

Metallic ores 20,508 4.9 -1.9

Coal 121,976 -5.7 -6.6

Crushed stone, gravel

and sand 16,872 -3.7 -10.1

Nonmetallic minerals 8,630 -8.4 -6.3

Grain-mill products 10,706 0.4 1.3

Food and kindred products 9,395 0.7 0.4

Primary forest products 8,519 2.2 -4.2

Lumber and wood products

except furniture 5,156 -11.5 -8.4

Pulp, paper and allied products 11,959 11.2 -5.8

Chemicals and allied products 30,312 4.2 -0.6

Petroleum products 5,358 1.2 -5.0

Stone, clay and glass products 10,886 1.4 2.3

Coke 5,695 -5.1 -8.9

Metals and products 12,409 5.0 2.8

Motor vehicles and equipment 19,110 4.0 -0.2

Waste and scrap materials 10,611 5.6 -3.7

Forwarder and shipper

association traffic ----- ----- -----

All other carloads 6,282 -3.8 -10.6

LCL traffic _____ _____ _____

Total Cars Loaded 345,973 0.7 -4.2

Corresponding week of 1994 343,538

1995 1994 percent Change

Total Cars Loaded (31 weeks)10,832,254 10,445,624 3.7

Estimated revenue ton-miles

(in billions):

31 weeks ended Aug. 5 741.9 695.0 6.7

Week ended Aug. 5 23.6 23.2 1.7