In June, U.S. Class Is originated 1,177,655 carloads, up 3.6 percent compared with June 2013’s total, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

U.S. carloads averaged 294,414 per week – the highest weekly average for a June since 2008, AAR officials said in a press release. Monthly carload growth averaged 4.9 percent from March through June, the highest average for any four-month period since December 2010 through March 2011, they said.

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