For the first 40 weeks of this year – through Oct. 9 – rail carloadings are up almost 10 percent over last year, and intermodal loadings have soared by more than 15 percent, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.
For the week ending Oct. 9, intermodal was up more than 13 percent versus the comparable week in 2009, while 15 of 19 carload commodity groups showed gains over the comparable week in 2009.
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