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December 04, 2017

Mixed results for Canadian railroads at the end of November

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 78,305 carloads for the week ending November 25, 2017, essentially flat compared to last year, and 65,648 intermodal units, up 8.8 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first 47 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 6,848,611 carloads, containers and trailers, up 10.6 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending November 25, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 324,960 carloads, up 0.3 percent compared with the same week last year, and 309,922 intermodal units, up 5.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 634,882 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.7 percent.

North American rail volume for the first 47 weeks of 2017 was 32,993,547 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7 percent compared with 2016.

Source: AAR