The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads increased slightly, with a three percent increase in year-to-year comparisons.  Total carloads were up from 348,017 in November 2012 to 358,8282 in November 2013.

The largest gains were observed in metallic ores and nonmetallic minerals, up 100 percent and 73 percent, respectively.  Commodities experiencing the most significant declines were all other carloads and trailer or container, down 29 percent and nine percent, respectively. (Click here to download this file as an Excel table).


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