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Summary of North American Rail Freight Traffic
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 and Intermodal comprising primarily domestic and international movements of consumer goods by container.
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What is Railshare
Railshare is a comprehensive database of North American rail traffic. The data are reported by the individual 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 on 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. The carrier totals shown in Railshare aggregate all traffic handled by individual carriers. 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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