This chart summarizes rail traffic for all North American railroads by key commodity groups -
Cyclical including economically-sensitive commodities such as steel and lumber
Baseline including commodities such as coal and grain which are less affected by the economy
Intermodal comprising primarily domestic and international movements of consumer goods by trailer or container
Railfax RPM - FREE portrays the operating performance of the large North American railroads by
several key metrics: train speed, terminal dwell time and cars online.
By measuring and comparing carrier performance, RRPM is most useful to
shippers, investors and rail suppliers.
RRPM is available without charge to the public. Please contact us for more info.
What is Railshare
Railshare is a comprehensive database of North American rail traffic. The data are provided each
Thursday by the Association of American Railroads.
Atlantic Systems Inc. processes this information and redistributes the data in an easy to use
format. Each week's report covers the seven day period ending the preceding Saturday.
Rail traffic is disaggregated between carload (traffic moving in traditional freight cars such
as box cars, tank cars and hoppers) and intermodal traffic (containers and piggyback service).
Railshare provides commodity breakdowns for carload traffic; commodity detail for intermodal
traffic is unavailable.
Railroads originate and also move traffic jointly with other originating carriers. The
carrier totals shown in Railshare aggregate all traffic handled by individual carriers.
Market shares are calculated as total handlings by carrier divided by total U.S.
originated rail traffic.
Railshare graphs show four major breakdowns of rail traffic. Total traffic
includes all carload and intermodal traffic; carload traffic is further divided
between economically sensitive commodities (cyclical) and those that are less
affected by the business cycle (baseline).
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