From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. May 2017 was a good month for U.S. rail traffic. Total originated carloads were up 8.4% (99,290) over May 2017 thanks to big increases for coal (up 19.6% in May), grain (up 24.5%), and crushed stone, gravel, and sand (up 15.3%, thanks to frac sand). … [Intermodal]: It was the second… Read entire story.
Source: Calculated Risk