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September 06, 2017
Strong growth of freight traffic for Canadian railroads continued in August
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 82,484 carloads for the week ending August 26, up 15.2 percent, and 71,079 intermodal units, up 10.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016.
For the first 34 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 4,872,097 carloads, containers and trailers, up 11.6 percent.
North American rail volume for the week ending August 26, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 371,895 carloads, up 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 363,257 intermodal units, up 5.1 percent compared with last year.
North American rail volume for the first 34 weeks of 2017 was 23,674,601 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.4 percent compared with 2016.
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