Figure 5: Rail Carloads and Intermodal Units, January 1979 to September 2005

Figure 5: Rail Carloads and Intermodal Units, January 1979 to September 2005

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Month Rail Carloads Intermodal Units Rail Carloads (000s) Intermodal Units (000s)
Jan-90 1,450,391 497,152 1,450.4 497.2
Feb-90 1,356,875 474,455 1,356.9 474.5
Mar-90 1,521,371 535,874 1,521.4 535.9
Apr-90 1,472,933 500,682 1,472.9 500.7
May-90 1,519,121 511,261 1,519.1 511.3
Jun-90 1,470,010 511,967 1,470.0 512.0
Jul-90 1,438,185 504,687 1,438.2 504.7
Aug-90 1,511,108 539,133 1,511.1 539.1
Sep-90 1,461,134 537,333 1,461.1 537.3
Oct-90 1,532,173 578,329 1,532.2 578.3
Nov-90 1,374,392 521,107 1,374.4 521.1
Dec-90 1,308,788 505,471 1,308.8 505.5
Jan-91 1,344,898 502,264 1,344.9 502.3
Feb-91 1,289,199 476,089 1,289.2 476.1
Mar-91 1,405,315 513,622 1,405.3 513.6
Apr-91 1,350,809 461,488 1,350.8 461.5
May-91 1,394,798 501,681 1,394.8 501.7
Jun-91 1,395,554 516,492 1,395.6 516.5
Jul-91 1,373,174 517,036 1,373.2 517.0
Aug-91 1,499,840 559,575 1,499.8 559.6
Sep-91 1,443,448 551,509 1,443.4 551.5
Oct-91 1,505,536 596,733 1,505.5 596.7
Nov-91 1,368,313 544,627 1,368.3 544.6
Dec-91 1,349,788 518,916 1,349.8 518.9
Jan-92 1,382,860 523,658 1,382.9 523.7
Feb-92 1,346,292 515,332 1,346.3 515.3
Mar-92 1,438,852 559,500 1,438.9 559.5
Apr-92 1,393,906 542,332 1,393.9 542.3
May-92 1,445,936 556,495 1,445.9 556.5
Jun-92 1,360,387 523,693 1,360.4 523.7
Jul-92 1,404,212 563,548 1,404.2 563.5
Aug-92 1,487,982 590,473 1,488.0 590.5
Sep-92 1,418,477 591,488 1,418.5 591.5
Oct-92 1,515,664 644,341 1,515.7 644.3
Nov-92 1,393,207 581,335 1,393.2 581.3
Dec-92 1,346,608 545,702 1,346.6 545.7
Jan-93 1,403,423 564,784 1,403.4 564.8
Feb-93 1,259,804 521,919 1,259.8 521.9
Mar-93 1,422,651 608,235 1,422.7 608.2
Apr-93 1,431,373 571,739 1,431.4 571.7
May-93 1,481,643 594,648 1,481.6 594.6
Jun-93 1,406,102 583,102 1,406.1 583.1
Jul-93 1,353,884 570,862 1,353.9 570.9
Aug-93 1,407,154 622,174 1,407.2 622.2
Sep-93 1,405,791 622,820 1,405.8 622.8
Oct-93 1,523,677 685,517 1,523.7 685.5
Nov-93 1,407,879 622,855 1,407.9 622.9
Dec-93 1,384,136 599,334 1,384.1 599.3
Jan-94 1,380,489 599,378 1,380.5 599.4
Feb-94 1,333,266 592,735 1,333.3 592.7
Mar-94 1,526,396 684,312 1,526.4 684.3
Apr-94 1,484,634 667,800 1,484.6 667.8
May-94 1,550,122 696,661 1,550.1 696.7
Jun-94 1,477,945 678,152 1,477.9 678.2
Jul-94 1,450,388 674,483 1,450.4 674.5
Aug-94 1,587,709 724,333 1,587.7 724.3
Sep-94 1,518,612 706,733 1,518.6 706.7
Oct-94 1,604,387 776,961 1,604.4 777.0
Nov-94 1,499,876 702,912 1,499.9 702.9
Dec-94 1,513,774 677,748 1,513.8 677.7
Jan-95 1,475,951 645,402 1,476.0 645.4
Feb-95 1,376,579 612,174 1,376.6 612.2
Mar-95 1,535,343 691,160 1,535.3 691.2
Apr-95 1,485,756 652,882 1,485.8 652.9
May-95 1,520,498 662,711 1,520.5 662.7
Jun-95 1,463,542 651,413 1,463.5 651.4
Jul-95 1,462,987 645,233 1,463.0 645.2
Aug-95 1,556,188 692,340 1,556.2 692.3
Sep-95 1,533,593 677,257 1,533.6 677.3
Oct-95 1,561,663 736,527 1,561.7 736.5
Nov-95 1,451,620 651,575 1,451.6 651.6
Dec-95 1,430,129 633,909 1,430.1 633.9
Jan-96 1,376,357 625,577 1,376.4 625.6
Feb-96 1,377,073 633,082 1,377.1 633.1
Mar-96 1,527,866 676,517 1,527.9 676.5
Apr-96 1,495,422 646,398 1,495.4 646.4
May-96 1,538,431 669,331 1,538.4 669.3
Jun-96 1,486,158 674,515 1,486.2 674.5
Jul-96 1,517,689 684,669 1,517.7 684.7
Aug-96 1,578,237 730,473 1,578.2 730.5
Sep-96 1,489,217 711,526 1,489.2 711.5
Oct-96 1,585,113 781,613 1,585.1 781.6
Nov-96 1,460,148 704,722 1,460.1 704.7
Dec-96 1,437,931 656,052 1,437.9 656.1
Jan-97 1,461,419 671,531 1,461.4 671.5
Feb-97 1,387,377 658,503 1,387.4 658.5
Mar-97 1,516,525 732,108 1,516.5 732.1
Apr-97 1,482,940 713,169 1,482.9 713.2
May-97 1,528,335 730,281 1,528.3 730.3
Jun-97 1,427,505 736,464 1,427.5 736.5
Jul-97 1,521,164 736,854 1,521.2 736.9
Aug-97 1,531,427 765,770 1,531.4 765.8
Sep-97 1,522,381 760,595 1,522.4 760.6
Oct-97 1,552,445 802,708 1,552.4 802.7
Nov-97 1,472,001 730,445 1,472.0 730.4
Dec-97 1,403,748 684,118 1,403.7 684.1
Jan-98 1,539,470 705,769 1,539.5 705.8
Feb-98 1,379,234 651,298 1,379.2 651.3
Mar-98 1,526,671 749,356 1,526.7 749.4
Apr-98 1,505,337 721,329 1,505.3 721.3
May-98 1,571,864 734,316 1,571.9 734.3
Jun-98 1,502,115 735,259 1,502.1 735.3
Jul-98 1,476,050 733,845 1,476.1 733.8
Aug-98 1,594,133 773,377 1,594.1 773.4
Sep-98 1,542,983 747,816 1,543.0 747.8
Oct-98 1,613,514 815,044 1,613.5 815.0
Nov-98 1,490,369 743,766 1,490.4 743.8
Dec-98 1,430,224 684,293 1,430.2 684.3
Jan-99 1,435,730 714,075 1,435.7 714.1
Feb-99 1,372,600 688,277 1,372.6 688.3
Mar-99 1,479,819 752,950 1,479.8 752.9
Apr-99 1,446,937 725,986 1,446.9 726.0
May-99 1,526,005 766,793 1,526.0 766.8
Jun-99 1,408,618 742,689 1,408.6 742.7
Jul-99 1,430,711 747,554 1,430.7 747.6
Aug-99 1,524,634 798,577 1,524.6 798.6
Sep-99 1,465,245 784,279 1,465.2 784.3
Oct-99 1,544,730 848,500 1,544.7 848.5
Nov-99 1,451,653 768,770 1,451.7 768.8
Dec-99 1,418,979 718,784 1,419.0 718.8
Jan-00 1,453,461 726,536 1,453.5 726.5
Feb-00 1,380,361 723,816 1,380.4 723.8
Mar-00 1,503,928 791,900 1,503.9 791.9
Apr-00 1,442,325 762,216 1,442.3 762.2
May-00 1,501,662 786,683 1,501.7 786.7
Jun-00 1,445,625 776,636 1,445.6 776.6
Jul-00 1,438,253 765,485 1,438.3 765.5
Aug-00 1,533,181 825,362 1,533.2 825.4
Sep-00 1,480,683 794,311 1,480.7 794.3
Oct-00 1,531,912 863,131 1,531.9 863.1
Nov-00 1,390,042 758,209 1,390.0 758.2
Dec-00 1,345,107 713,657 1,345.1 713.7
Jan-01 1,431,900 721,035 1,431.9 721.0
Feb-01 1,316,287 669,327 1,316.3 669.3
Mar-01 1,507,945 765,167 1,507.9 765.2
Apr-01 1,444,097 726,325 1,444.1 726.3
May-01 1,497,838 737,792 1,497.8 737.8
Jun-01 1,433,115 746,343 1,433.1 746.3
Jul-01 1,384,312 736,782 1,384.3 736.8
Aug-01 1,509,235 805,697 1,509.2 805.7
Sep-01 1,445,967 778,294 1,446.0 778.3
Oct-01 1,581,518 831,136 1,581.5 831.1
Nov-01 1,418,549 746,780 1,418.5 746.8
Dec-01 1,359,071 691,128 1,359.1 691.1
Jan-02 1,387,075 701,642 1,387.1 701.6
Feb-02 1,275,881 688,595 1,275.9 688.6
Mar-02 1,409,441 758,158 1,409.4 758.2
Apr-02 1,408,909 774,865 1,408.9 774.9
May-02 1,466,914 800,651 1,466.9 800.7
Jun-02 1,456,608 805,089 1,456.6 805.1
Jul-02 1,426,946 801,986 1,426.9 802.0
Aug-02 1,521,517 867,104 1,521.5 867.1
Sep-02 1,438,210 810,959 1,438.2 811.0
Oct-02 1,503,996 791,259 1,504.0 791.3
Nov-02 1,415,379 791,000 1,415.4 791.0
Dec-02 1,384,126 744,623 1,384.1 744.6
Jan-03 1,384,531 787,457 1,384.5 787.5
Feb-03 1,267,132 730,556 1,267.1 730.6
Mar-03 1,436,494 827,089 1,436.5 827.1
Apr-03 1,403,945 810,807 1,403.9 810.8
May-03 1,443,777 836,029 1,443.8 836.0
Jun-03 1,406,633 829,971 1,406.6 830.0
Jul-03 1,392,890 839,459 1,392.9 839.5
Aug-03 1,484,595 871,757 1,484.6 871.8
Sep-03 1,441,360 857,231 1,441.4 857.2
Oct-03 1,525,927 928,584 1,525.9 928.6
Nov-03 1,409,495 852,170 1,409.5 852.2
Dec-03 1,378,513 797,451 1,378.5 797.5
Jan-04 1,426,117 841,769 1,426.1 841.8
Feb-04 1,352,268 806,222 1,352.3 806.2
Mar-04 1,491,718 906,899 1,491.7 906.9
Apr-04 1,458,966 892,142 1,459.0 892.1
May-04 1,517,720 938,204 1,517.7 938.2
Jun-04 1,449,446 1,016,328 1,449.4 1,016.3
Jul-04 1,443,620 930,866 1,443.6 930.9
Aug-04 1,484,595 970,145 1,484.6 970.1
Sep-04 1,447,886 1,047,772 1,447.9 1,047.8
Oct-04 1,554,254 1,027,749 1,554.3 1,027.7
Nov-04 1,444,454 956,383 1,444.5 956.4
Dec-04 1,398,641 906,275 1,398.6 906.3
Jan-05 1,429,405 925,534 1,429.4 925.5
Feb-05 1,376,508 883,984 1,376.5 884.0
Mar-05 1,531,738 941,163 1,531.7 941.2
Apr-05 1,497,001 945,359 1,497.0 945.4
May-05 1,509,532 976,854 1,509.5 976.9
Jun-05 1,421,036 956,014 1,421.0 956.0
Jul-05 1,413,130 979,130 1,413.1 979.1
Aug-05 1,494,849 1,040,045 1,494.8 1,040.0
Sep-05 1,448,240 1,002,951 1,448.2 1,003.0

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, http://www.aar.org.