North American Rail Freight Carloads for Feb. 11

The following table details the number of freight carloads on major North American railroads for the week ended Feb. 11 compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Raw goods including coal, lumber, and grain account for most carloads. For that reason, intermodal traffic -- truck trailers and multi-use containers hauled by rail, representing mainly finished goods, is reported separately.

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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Intermodal total      288,975   283,193    2.0%  1,679,486  1,604,891    4.6%
 Containers           257,868   247,228    4.3%  1,491,279  1,404,611    6.2%
 Trailers              31,107    35,965  -13.5%    188,207    200,280   -6.0%

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Total carloads        370,412   357,894    3.5%  2,229,901  2,187,891    1.9%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Grain                  31,617    31,346    0.9%    183,685    198,542   -7.5%
Farm, ex-grain          4,207     3,667   14.7%     25,838     23,965    7.8%
Metallic ores          19,060    17,069   11.7%    122,727    109,851   11.7%
Coal                  130,082   133,201   -2.3%    802,447    815,109   -1.6%
Crushed stone          16,748    13,187   27.0%    103,403     86,790   19.1%
Non-metal minerals      5,057     6,098  -17.1%     34,408     36,016   -4.5%
Grain mill products    11,139    11,642   -4.3%     67,286     70,104   -4.0%
Food                    9,723     9,472    2.6%     57,225     56,383    1.5%
Primary forest          3,140     3,116    0.8%     18,243     17,987    1.4%
Lumber                  5,835     4,867   19.9%     32,636     28,801   13.3%
Pulp and paper          9,528     9,457    0.8%     57,605     58,166   -1.0%
Chemicals              40,612    41,903   -3.1%    244,261    253,042   -3.5%
Petroleum Prod.        14,553    11,554   26.0%     83,975     70,831   18.6%
Stone, Clay, Glass     10,234     8,647   18.4%     57,761     52,222   10.6%
Coke                    4,619     3,733   23.7%     25,996     23,453   10.8%
Metals                 14,391    12,584   14.4%     85,563     80,613    6.1%
Motor vehicles         25,249    21,391   18.0%    133,782    115,218   16.1%
Iron & Steel Scrap      5,992     5,899    1.6%     37,611     35,938    4.7%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Waste/nonferrous        3,164     3,417   -7.4%     20,679     19,588    5.6%
All others              5,462     5,644   -3.2%     34,770     35,272   -1.4%
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NOTE: Major, or Class 1, railroads include Burlington Northern- Santa
Fe, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.
U.S. subsidiaries of Canadian railroads -- Canadian National and
Canadian Pacific -- are counted separately.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads,

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