The top commodity in U.S. rail carloadings is coal (Association of American Railroads, Weekly Railroad Traffic).
|Rail Freight Revenue Ton Miles||2005 Quarter 3||2006 Quarter 3|
|Percent change from same quarter previous year||0.88||5.37|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCES: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Revenues, Expenses, and Income. Class 1 Railroads in the United States, R&E Series, and Surface Transportation Board, Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis and Administration, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/, as of November 2006.