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U.S. rail volumes trend lower amid tailwinds

(Source: Freight Waves, January 16, 2020)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. rail traffic continued to inch downward for the first two weeks of 2020 amid trade tailwinds. Year-to-date U.S. rail volumes for the week ending Saturday totaled 915,638 carloads and intermodal units, a 7.6% drop from the same period in 2019, according to the Association of American Railroads. Of that total, U.S. carloads slipped 6.8% to 454,683 carloads, while U.S. intermodal units fell 8.4% to 460,955 intermodal containers and trailers.

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