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AAR reports annual US carload and intermodal gains for week ending June 17
Logistics Management
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) (AAR) reported this week that that United States rail carload and intermodal volumes each saw annual gains for the week ending June 17. Rail carloads increased 6.2% at 266,402, which topped the week ending ...


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AAR: North American rail traffic grew in Week 24
Progressive Rail Roading
Six of the 10 carloads AAR tracks on a weekly basis logged increases for the week. They included nonmetallic minerals, up 15.5 percent to 39,654 carloads; coal, up 15.1 percent to 87,066 carloads; and chemicals, up 5.7 percent to 31,288 carloads.


Weekly US coal carload volumes climb for sixth consecutive week: AAR
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US coal carload volumes increased for the sixth straight week, Association of American Railroads data showed Wednesday, as utilities continue to build stocks during the seasonal swing from spring into summer. For the week ending June 17, the AAR ...
Coal, minerals lead weekly AAR rail volumeRailwayAge Magazine
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending June 17, 2017American Journal of Transportation

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AAR: Steady recovery continues
RailwayAge Magazine
“All things considered, May was a good month for rail traffic,” said AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray. “Thirteen of the 20 commodity categories we track had higher carloads in May 2017 than in May 2016, including the four biggest categories—coal ...
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending June 3, 2017American Journal of Transportation

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US rail carload and intermodal shipments are up in May, says AAR
Logistics Management
Both United States rail carloads and intermodal volumes posted annual gains in May, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Rail carloads––at 1,286,075––were up 8.4 percent, or 99,290 carloads, annually.

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SMBC Rail acquires American Railcar Leasing
Progressive Rail Roading
(SMBC) announced yesterday that its railcar operating lessor and fleet management business, SMBC Rail Services LLC (SMBC Rail), has completed its acquisition of American Railcar Leasing LLC. The transaction creates a full-service lessor of long-lived ...


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Central Wyoming Railroad Association Brings Historic Piece Back to Life
KCWY 13 Where News Comes First
Railroad Association member Homer Whitlock shared, “A fellow named Beatty, was the last one to work for REA Express, when they filed for bankruptcy in 1976 he closed the doors and he took this to his daughter's yard. After he died, she was tired of ...


Takeways from AAR's Hamberger at Rail Insights
RailwayAge Magazine
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono discussed a wide range of issues affecting the railroad industry at the third annual Rail Insights conference, held June 7-8 in Chicago ...


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Left-Wing Assassination Attempt on Republicans, This Week on AAR
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
Armed American Radio U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Sunday monster cast was another good one. I know, I'm partial but as I always like to say, facts are stubborn things. Joining me on Sunday evening this week was Alan Gottlieb who gave us his insight ...


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AAR: Carloads, intermodal continue climb
RailwayAge Magazine
Carload traffic on U.S. railroads continued a year-long gain, up 6.7% for the week ending May 27 from the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads. Freight totaled 266,564 carloads, up 8% while intermodal volume ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for the week ending May 27, 2017American Journal of Transportation

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