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North American Rail Freight Carloads for March 10

March 15 (Bloomberg) -- The following table details the number of freight carloads on major North American railroads for the week ended March 10 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      283,078   265,647    6.6%  2,795,911  2,700,315    3.5%
 Containers           250,979   230,608    8.8%  2,481,039  2,358,962    5.2%
 Trailers              32,099    35,039   -8.4%    314,872    341,353   -7.8%

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Total carloads        367,773   378,648   -2.9%  3,718,135  3,721,513   -0.1%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Grain                  30,848    32,298   -4.5%    309,019    328,715   -6.0%
Farm, ex-grain          3,800     3,938   -3.5%     41,261     39,210    5.2%
Metallic ores          17,054    17,709   -3.7%    194,027    180,395    7.6%
Coal                  123,722   138,831  -10.9%  1,304,446  1,388,765   -6.1%
Crushed stone          18,969    17,609    7.7%    175,772    156,237   12.5%
Non-metal minerals      5,731     5,982   -4.2%     57,773     60,409   -4.4%
Grain mill products    10,940    11,242   -2.7%    112,792    116,288   -3.0%
Food                   10,306     9,714    6.1%     96,649     95,761    0.9%
Primary forest          3,264     3,000    8.8%     31,296     30,275    3.4%
Lumber                  5,918     5,474    8.1%     56,620     49,839   13.6%
Pulp and paper          9,467     9,655   -1.9%     96,039     97,468   -1.5%
Chemicals              41,733    43,816   -4.8%    414,178    429,474   -3.6%
Petroleum Prod.        15,222    11,519   32.1%    141,209    117,636   20.0%
Stone, Clay, Glass     10,513    10,096    4.1%     99,642     91,937    8.4%
Coke                    4,070     4,380   -7.1%     42,779     40,805    4.8%
Metals                 13,996    13,731    1.9%    147,668    136,110    8.5%
Motor vehicles         26,522    23,174   14.4%    239,152    206,915   15.6%
Iron & Steel Scrap      5,881     6,056   -2.9%     62,341     60,556    2.9%
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                        Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Waste/nonferrous        3,451     3,394    1.7%     34,957     33,504    4.3%
All others              6,366     7,030   -9.4%     60,515     61,214   -1.1%
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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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