The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads remained steady in year-to-year comparisons. Total carloads were up from 358,502 in June 2012 to 359,186 in June 2013, resulting in a negligible increase.
 
The largest gains were observed in metallic ores, up 88 percent, followed by nonmetallic minerals, up 28 percent. Grain and the all other carloads commodity experienced the most significant declines, down 12…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads increased in year-to-year comparisons. Total carloads were up from 370,163 in May 2012 to 392,609 in May 2013, resulting in a six percent increase.
 
The largest gains were observed in metallic ores, up 92 percent, followed by coal and nonmetallic minerals, up 55 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Grain and grain mill products experienced the most significant…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads increased in year-to-year comparisons. Total carloads were up from 347,636 in April 2012 to 373,535 in April 2013, resulting in an eight percent increase.
 
The largest gain was observed in coal, up 54 percent. Nonmetallic minerals followed, up 44 percent, along with trailer or container and lumber and wood products, up 27 percent and 22 percent, respectively.…
The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet once again held steady during the first quarter of 2013. The total equipment count was 1,967,958 compared to 1,964,205 during the fourth quarter of 2012, resulting in a negligible increase from last quarter.
 
The three largest segments were covered hoppers (26 percent), tank cars (17 percent) and gondolas (13 percent).
 
Group increases over the previous…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads increased in year-to-year comparisons. Total carloads were up from 354,179 in March 2012 to 369,100 in March 2013, resulting in a four percent increase.
 
The largest gain was observed in coal, up 69 percent. Metallic ores followed, up 49 percent. Commodities experiencing the most significant declines were grain, down 14 percent, followed by metals & products,…
Railinc has announced that it will participate in car hire training, including leading sessions, at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s 2013 annual convention. Two training seminars are scheduled for Sunday, April 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga. “Car hire is a critical part of the financial operations of the entire freight rail industry,” said Jim Pinson, Railinc’s manager…
The size of the North American revenue-earning freight railcar fleet increased by 1 percent in 2012, but has not recovered to pre-recession population levels, according to Railinc’s annual North American Freight Railcar Review. The 2013 report gives a snapshot of the North American railcar fleet over the previous calendar year and includes statistics and overall trends from the Railinc Umler® system. “Notably, there was an increase in North…
Railinc Corp. announced today that Kathleen Brandt, president of CSX Technology, was recently elected to Railinc’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have someone of Kathleen’s caliber join the Railinc board,” said Allen West, Railinc president and CEO. “Her experience leading technology initiatives across CSX will be an invaluable asset as the board works to enhance Railinc’s ability to serve the freight rail industry.” “Our industry…