Table 12 - U.S. Rail Total Carload and Intermodal Commodity Shipments: 2002

Table 12 - U.S. Rail Total Carload and Intermodal Commodity Shipments: 2002

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SCTG code Description Tons (thousands) Ton-miles (millions) Miles per ton
15 Coal 849,060 569,552 671
42 Mixed freight 136,962 193,270 1,411
2 Cereal grains 127,365 107,159 841
12 Gravel and crushed stone 105,124 22,858 217
20 Basic chemicals 84,332 69,556 825
26 Wood products 66,446 71,331 1,074
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 65,570 12,979 198
32 Base metal in primary or semi finished forms and in finished basic shapes 57,131 37,075 649
13 Nonmetallic minerals n.e.c. 55,928 29,165 521
41 Waste and scrap 55,719 27,165 488
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 53,782 52,283 972
7 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 53,415 52,071 975
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 50,672 42,232 833
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 47,675 32,859 689
22 Fertilizers 45,130 33,701 747
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 37,549 18,464 492
24 Plastics and rubber 37,360 34,804 932
4 Animal feed and products of animal origin, n.e.c. 35,012 26,620 760
3 Other agricultural products 28,952 28,804 995
6 Milled grain products and preparations, and bakery products 22,058 16,876 765
11 Natural sands 17,848 7,443 417
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 17,763 14,483 815
8 Alcoholic beverages 6,914 7,903 1,143
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 6,766 2,393 354
33 Articles of base metal 6,740 7,626 1,132
37 Transportation equipment, n.e.c. 4,589 2,167 472
18 Fuel oils 2,267 1,891 834
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,222 776 349
34 Machinery 2,130 2,584 1,213
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,805 2,103 1,165
35 Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment 1,589 2,214 1,393
5 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,246 2,340 1,878
16 Crude petroleum 1,121 391 349
39 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and... 869 1,389 1,599
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 830 1,051 1,266
10 Monumental or building stone 634 323 509
29 Printed products 560 700 1,250
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 455 718 1,579
21 Pharmaceutical products 155 227 1,464
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 71 130 1,834
9 Tobacco products 11 22 2,059
99 Commodity unknown 18 22 1,223

NOTE: SCTG = Standard Classification of Transported Goods.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Surface Transportation Board, 2002 Carload Waybill Sample data.