The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in September 2022 was up compared to September 2021. Carloads originated increased 0.6 percent, from 342,052 in September 2021 to 344,015 in September 2022.  Coal led gains with a 35.3 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 35.3 percent, and Motor Vehicles and Equipment increased 17.3 percent. Trailer or Container led declines this month, down 18.5 percent. Grain…
The North American rail equipment fleet increased its total size during the third quarter of 2022. The total equipment count was 2,088,560, 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). Eight car groups increased from the last quarter, led by Misc., up 9.8 percent, and Intermodal and Gondolas, up 1.6 percent and 1.1…
Railinc Chief Information Officer and Vice President Joan Smemoe has been honored with the 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. This year’s list includes women from software and…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in August 2022 was up compared to August 2021. Carloads originated increased 2.4 percent, from 365,143 in August 2021 to 373,968 in August 2022.  Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel led gains with a 24.5 percent increase. Grain was up 21.9 percent, and Food and Kindred Products increased 15.8 percent. Coal led declines this month, down 22 percent. Metallic Ores, Trailer or Container,…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in July 2022 was down compared to July 2021. Carloads originated decreased 5.2 percent, from 359,160 in July 2021 to 340,582 in July 2022.  Nonmetallic Minerals continued to lead gains with a 37.7 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 23.0 percent, and Lumber and Wood Products increased 14.1 percent. Trailer or Container led declines again this month, down 28.8…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in June 2022 was down compared to June 2021. Carloads originated decreased 3.0 percent, from 365,839 in June 2021 to 354,746 in June 2022.  Nonmetallic Minerals led gains with a 40.8 percent increase. Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel was up 27.4 percent, and Grain increased 12.4 percent. Trailer or Container led declines, down 25.5 percent. Coal, Lumber and Wood Products, Chemicals…
The North American rail equipment fleet maintained its total size during the second quarter of 2022. The total equipment count was 2,073,201, for a change of 0 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 Box Cars, up 1.1 percent, and EOTS and Locomotives, up 0.8 percent and 0.2…
Railinc internships offer valuable, hands-on experience in areas ranging from IT to human resources to business operations. This summer, the company welcomed several high school and college students, and Railinc Corporate Communications caught up with some of them to learn about their experience. Interns Find Ways to Learn, Grow and Contribute Rhea Sodem previously interned with Railinc in the Internal Operations department. She returned this…