The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in December 2017 was higher compared to December 2016. Total carloads were up 1.4 percent, from 324,700 in December 2016, to 329,320 in December 2017.
 

Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains for the third straight month, up 31.6 percent over the previous year. Metals and products increased by 13.8 percent. Trailer or container led declines, down 30.4…
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The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in November 2017 was lower compared to November 2016. Total carloads were down 0.2 percent, from 346,485 in November 2016, to 345,839 in November 2017. Crushed stone, sand and gravel led gains for the second month in a row, up 27.0 percent over the previous year. Coal carloads were up 17.8 percent, and petroleum products increased by 17.0 percent. Metallic ores led declines,…
At Railinc, we handle a large volume of rail data every day and use automation tools to support our work. Control-M helps us monitor complex batch processes across multiple platforms and applications and plays a vital role in what we do. Robert Redd, a release engineer administrator at Railinc, wrote the blog post below about how we are using Control-M and…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in October 2017 was higher compared to October 2016. Total carloads were up 3.1 percent, from 355,182 in October 2016, to 366,304 in October 2017. Crushed stone, sand, and gravel led gains, up 25.6 percent over the previous year. Coal carloads increased 25.2 percent, while nonmetallic minerals were up 20.5 percent. Trailer or container led declines, down 16.6 percent. (Click…
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The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the third quarter of 2017. The total equipment count was 2,072,490, compared to 2,066,516 in the second quarter, for an increase of 0.3 percent.
 
The three largest segments during the quarter were covered hoppers (28 percent), tank cars (21 percent) and gondolas (11 percent).
 
Four car groups increased from the last quarter, led by…
The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroads in September 2017 was lower compared to September 2016. Total carloads were down 2.5 percent, from 346,473 in September 2016, to 337,782 in September 2017.
 
Nonmetallic minerals led gains, up 23.2 percent over the previous year, and crushed stone, sand and gravel carloads were up 21 percent. Coal increased only 0.4 percent after months of double-digit increases…