Association of American Railroads reports rail traffic for week ending September 14, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 14, 2019.  For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,734 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8 percent compared with the same week last year.
USA

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AAR: U.S. Rail Traffic Still Declining

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For this week—as has been the case in week’s past—total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,734 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8% compared with the same week last year.

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USA
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