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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Short Line Index Carloads Decrease in September

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in September 2019 was down compared to September 2018. Carloads originated decreased 0.3 percent, from 345,607 in September 2018 to 344,679 in September 2019.

EOTs, Hoppers Top Third Quarter Umler Index

The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the third quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,132,035, for an increase of 0.3 percent.

Nonmetallic Minerals Among Short Line Leaders

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in August 2019 was down compared to August 2018. Carloads originated decreased 4.0 percent, from 384,862 in August 2018 to 369,611 in August 2019.

Short Line Carloads Increase Slightly in July

The number of carloads moved on short line and regional railroad in July 2019 was slightly up compared to July 2018. Carloads originated increased 0.4 percent, from 368,588 in July 2018 to 369,913 in July 2019.

Tanks, Intermodal Lead Q2 Umler Index Gains

The total size of the North American rail equipment fleet was up slightly during the second quarter of 2019. The total equipment count was 2,124,998, for an increase of 0.4 percent.