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Rail traffic is seen as a great gauge of the economy, since it represents moving goods that people are buying and selling in the real economy. And at least by this measure, it looks like things are going well. Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalist
Volume and shipping rates in certain sectors have driven the company's Q3 profits. Reuters Weekly rail traffic for the week ending Oct. 19 of petroleum and petroleum-based products rose 15 percent compared with the same seven-day period a year ago.
Rail traffic for Canadian railroads was down for the week by 3.2 percent compared to the same time last year, an industry trade group said. The Association of American Railroads published its weekly rail traffic for the week that ended July 20.
After a big first quarter rail traffic has come out of the gate extremely soft in Q2. The average pace of year over year expansion in intermodal traffic was a very healthy 5.3% in Q1, but has averaged just 0.08% so far in the first 4 weeks of the
United States economy. This week's data showed a solid 4% increase in intermodal traffic. That brings our 12 week moving average to 6.4%. Not bad. The AAR has more details: AAR reported mixed rail traffic for the week ending March 9, 2013, with
While the shipment of U.S. petroleum products by rail reflects a national oil boom, coal is by far the most abundant cargo, the U.S...Crude oil and petroleum products accounted for more than 30 percent of rail deliveries last year, up more than 25
As many as 18 coal trains a day, each a mile long and bound for an export terminal north of Bellingham, could threaten access to the busy Edmonds-Kingston ferry, block the Seattle waterfront for up to seven minutes at a time and delay other
The first reading on rail traffic showed a modest decline to -0.1%. The beginning of the year is usually a volatile period for rail traffic trends so it's better to take a bit longer view here. The 12 moving moving average remains modestly positive
Rail traffic is finishing 2012 in a big way. This week's rail traffic data marks the second consecutive week of big gains with a 10.2% reading in year over year intermodal gains. This was an improvement over last week's 8% gains and a big
Fog continued to hit the plains of Punjab and Sindh for the second consecutive day on Monday, resulting in closure of motorways and disrupting air and rail traffic. In Lahore, vehicular traffic on several roads was very thin at around 8pm as it was