The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in August 2021 was up compared to August 2020. Carloads originated increased 50.7 percent, from 335,004 in August 2020 to 504,784 in August 2021.  Nonmetallic Minerals led gains with a 120.4 percent increase. Petroleum Products was up 106.5 percent, and Trailer and Container and Chemicals increased 100.8 and 82.0 percent, respectively. Grain led declines, down 11.2 percent. Motor…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in June 2021 was up compared to June 2020. Carloads originated increased 25.2 percent, from 298,189 in June 2020 to 373,433 in June 2021.  Virtually all carload groups were up. Coal led gains with an 88.2 percent increase. Motor Vehicles and Equipment was up 83.1 percent and Petroleum Products and Trailer or Container increased 63.1 and 46.1 percent respectively. Grain was the…
The North American rail equipment fleet decreased in total size during the second quarter of 2021. The total equipment count was 2,080,052 for a change of 0.7 percent.  The four largest segments during the quarter were Covered Hoppers (29 percent), Tank Cars (22 percent) and Gondolas and Intermodal (10 percent).  Three car groups increased from the last quarter, led by EOTs, up 1.1 percent, and Locomotives and Misc., each up 0.2 percent.…
Pictured above, Railinc employees team up to play volleyball at the local park during lunch. Stop by the Railinc office at lunchtime on any Monday or Thursday and you'll likely encounter employees running figure eights around the parking lot, doing burpees by their yoga mats or carrying a 20-pound medicine ball up and down stairs, all under the watchful eye of a personal trainer from…
Railinc has appeared in the 35 Healthiest Employers in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal which recognizes employers in the region that make "wellness a priority while proactively shaping the health of their employees." Railinc joined a…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in May 2021 was up compared to May 2020. Carloads originated increased 29.0 percent, from 286,673 in May 2020 to 369,862 in May 2021.  Virtually all carload groups were up. Motor Vehicles and Equipment led gains again with a 384.3 percent increase. Petroleum Products was up 102.8 percent and Waste and Scrap Materials and Nonmetallic Minerals increased 67.6 and 65.7 percent…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in April 2021 was up compared to April 2020. Carloads originated increased 18.9 percent, from 305,350 in April 2020 to 363,021 in April 2021.  Virtually all carload groups were up. Motor Vehicles and Equipment led gains with a 212.0 percent increase. Nonmetallic Minerals was up 82.9 percent and Waste and Scrap Materials and Petroleum Products increased 54.9 and 50.8 percent…
We are excited to announce that Railinc’s commercial business unit is rebranding to TransmetriQ.  This rebrand will provide new opportunities to expand offerings and better serve customer needs through existing TransmetriQ products, like the RailSight Suite of Applications, CarLogix and Analytics Solutions. Why We're Rebranding TransmetriQ products have existed for years known by their individual names. As our teams work to improve our…