Association of American Railroads reports annual carload and intermodal gains for January 2015



The Association of American Railroads reported Carloads for the month  of January were up 5.6 percent, or 61,864 carloads, at 1,160,84, and the weekly average of 290,211 carloads per week, represents the highest weekly average for the month of January going back to January 2008.

The AAR said that 18 of the 20 carload commodities tracked by the AAR were up compared to January 2014. Coal was up 4.4 percent, or 19,078 carloads, and crushed stone, sand and gravel was up 22.1 percent or 14,922 carloads.

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