RAIL FREIGHT

RAIL FREIGHT

Rail Carloadings- Revenue Ton-Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Rail Carloadings- Revenue Ton-Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

The top commodity in U.S. rail carloadings is grain, and grain carloadings declined in 2000 (Association of American Railroads, weekly railroad traffic).

Rail Freight Revenue Ton Miles    Q4 99       Q4 00   
Total (billions)  373   361
Rail freight revenue ton miles percent change from same quarter previous year 6.49 -3.06

NOTE: 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 at: http://www.stb.dot.gov.