Covered Hoppers, Tanks Lead Q1 Umler Index Gains

The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was down slightly during the first quarter of 2020. The total equipment count was 2,128,745, for a decrease of 0.2 percent.

Grain Mill Products, Chemicals Top Feb. Short Line Index

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in February 2020 was up compared to February 2019. Carloads originated increased 2.3 percent, from 310,240 in February 2019 to 317,459 in February 2020. 

EOTs, Intermodal Top Fourth Quarter Umler Index

The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was nearly unchanged during the fourth quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,132,298, for a percent change of zero.

2019 Short Line Index Carloads See Annual Decline

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in December 2019 was down compared to December 2018. Carloads originated decreased 3.5 percent, from 340,733 in December 2018 to 328,894 in December 2019. 

November Short Line Carloads Down From 2018

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in November 2019 was down compared to November 2018. Carloads originated decreased 5.1 percent, from 339,904 in November 2018 to 322,562 in November 2019.

Motor Vehicles Top Short Line Index Increases in October

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in October 2019 was down compared to October 2018. Carloads originated decreased 1.2 percent, from 369,215 in October 2018 to 364,612 in October 2019. 

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