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North American Rail Freight Carloads for Feb. 25

March 1 (Bloomberg) -- The following table details the number of freight carloads on major North American railroads for the week ended Feb. 25 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      269,202   275,189   -2.2%  2,231,052  2,169,488    2.8%
 Containers           238,106   240,651   -1.1%  1,980,500  1,898,727    4.3%
 Trailers              31,096    34,538  -10.0%    250,552    270,761   -7.5%

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Total carloads        372,328   382,918   -2.8%  2,976,832  2,956,249    0.7%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Grain                  30,238    33,017   -8.4%    245,634    264,775   -7.2%
Farm, ex-grain          3,628     3,676   -1.3%     33,462     31,425    6.5%
Metallic ores          18,213    16,500   10.4%    159,849    143,961   11.0%
Coal                  127,702   144,599  -11.7%  1,057,448  1,104,783   -4.3%
Crushed stone          17,721    17,212    3.0%    138,242    120,493   14.7%
Non-metal minerals      5,513     6,025   -8.5%     45,957     48,302   -4.9%
Grain mill products    11,586    11,604   -0.2%     90,368     93,453   -3.3%
Food                    9,734    10,000   -2.7%     76,858     76,444    0.5%
Primary forest          3,175     3,122    1.7%     24,741     24,266    2.0%
Lumber                  5,877     5,282   11.3%     44,571     39,200   13.7%
Pulp and paper          9,450     9,982   -5.3%     76,966     77,923   -1.2%
Chemicals              41,529    44,332   -6.3%    328,431    341,145   -3.7%
Petroleum Prod.        13,875    11,525   20.4%    111,708     94,450   18.3%
Stone, Clay, Glass     10,197     9,852    3.5%     78,153     71,955    8.6%
Coke                    4,276     4,348   -1.7%     34,678     32,424    7.0%
Metals                 16,858    14,434   16.8%    117,366    108,606    8.1%
Motor vehicles         26,276    21,036   24.9%    186,151    159,413   16.8%
Iron & Steel Scrap      6,221     6,612   -5.9%     50,710     48,956    3.6%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Waste/nonferrous        3,518     3,431    2.5%     27,709     26,614    4.1%
All others              6,741     6,329    6.5%     47,830     47,661    0.4%
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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,

To contact the reporter on this story: Ainhoa Goyeneche in Washington at agoyenechecu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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