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Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported a 2.2% YoY fall in its rail traffic volume in week 46. The Eastern US railroad company hauled 148,100 total cars compared with 151,460 units in the same week of last year. Norfolk’s rail traffic decline in week 46 was in contrast to the 0.04% gain registered by US railroad companies. However, in the first 46 weeks, Norfolk Southern’s overall rail traffic volumes grew 4% YoY. The company’s traffic gains were higher than the 3.7% YoY growth reported by US railroad companies during the period.
CSX’s (CSX) rail traffic volume grew 1.3% YoY to 127,094 units mainly due to an increase in carload traffic and intermodal units. In the first 46 weeks of 2018, the company recorded a 1.3% YoY increase in railcar traffic. The railroad’s rail traffic gains were lower than US railroad (FTXR) companies’ 3.7% gain during the same period.
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Canadian National Railway (CNI) recorded ~10.3% YoY (year-over-year) growth in its Week 42 carload traffic. Canada’s largest rail freight carrier hauled ~70,100 railcars excluding intermodal volumes in the week compared to ~63,600 units in the corresponding week last year.
Eastern US railroad company Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported a 3.3% YoY (year-over-year) fall in its carload traffic in Week 42. The company hauled ~67,800 railcars sans intermodal units in the week compared to ~70,100 in the comparable period last year.
CSX (CSX) operates in the Eastern United States and competes with Norfolk Southern (NSC). In Week 41, it reported a carload traffic growth of 4.1% YoY (year-over-year). It carried ~71,600 railcars excluding intermodal units compared to 68,700 units in Week 41 of 2017. Compared with US rail carriers’ 0.4% carload gains, CSX reported much higher gains in the same category.
Canadian National Railway (CNI) reported 2.5% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth in Week 40. The railroad company hauled ~66,000 railcars excluding intermodal traffic from ~64,400 units in the same week of 2017.
Major Western US railroad company Union Pacific (UNP) recorded a ~1% YoY (year-over-year) fall in Week 40 carload traffic. In the week, the company carried ~95,300 railcars sans intermodal units compared to ~96,300 in the comparable week of 2017.
Berkshire Hathaway–owned BNSF Railway (BRK.B) saw 3.8% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth in Week 40. The Western US major rail carrier moved ~106,200 railcars sans intermodal traffic in the week compared to ~102,300 units in Week 40 of 2017.
Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest US class I railroad, reported a marginal loss of 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) in carload traffic in week 39. The railroad hauled slightly more than 26,000 carloads during the week. KSU’s carload traffic trended in the reverse direction compared to 0.5% YoY gains reported by US railroad (XTN) companies in the week.
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Union Pacific’s (UNP) 7.3% YoY (year-over-year) rail traffic volume growth topped the performances of all Class I railroad companies in Week 38. The company reported 3.7% YoY carload traffic growth in the week. UNP hauled ~97,800 railcars excluding intermodal units in the week compared to ~94,300 in Week 38 of 2017.
Canadian National Railway (CNI) is the number one fright rail in Canada. In week 36, the railroad’s carload traffic declined 0.9% YoY to ~62,900 railcars from ~63,400 units in the same period last year.
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Western US railroad giant Union Pacific (UNP) reported a 6.4% YoY (year-over-year) increase in carload traffic in week 36. During the week, UNP moved ~91,700 railcars excluding intermodal units compared to ~86,200 in the corresponding period of 2017.
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In Week 35, Eastern US rail freight giant CSX (CSX) registered a 1.0% YoY (year-over-year) decline in carload traffic. The railroad hauled 70,800 railcars excluding intermodal volume in Week 35, compared to 71,500 units in Week 35 of 2017.
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Eastern US major railroad company Norfolk Southern (NSC) witnessed a minor 0.2% YoY (year-over-year) fall in its Week 34 carload traffic. NSC moved slightly more than 71,100 railcars sans intermodal units, which were almost equal compared to its levels in Week 34 of 2017.
In Week 33, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) carload traffic gained 7% YoY (year-over-year). Canada’s largest freight rail carrier moved ~64,600 units except intermodal compared to ~60,400 units in Week 33 of 2017.
Eastern US major railroad company Norfolk Southern (NSC) witnessed a minor 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) rise in Week 33 carload traffic. In the week, NSC hauled ~71,200 railcars sans intermodal units, slightly up from ~70,800 railcars in Week 33 of 2017.
Canada’s largest rail freight carrier, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) carload traffic gained 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) in Week 32. The railroad hauled ~63,400 railcars excluding intermodal units compared with ~59,600 units in 2017’s same week.
Major Western US rail carrier Union Pacific (UNP) reported 2.0% YoY (year-over-year) carload volume growth in Week 32. The company carried ~98,200 railcars excluding intermodal units in the week compared to ~96,300 in the same week of 2017.
In Week 32, BNSF Railway (BRK.B) witnessed a 3.2% rise YoY (year-over-year) in carload traffic. The Berkshire Hathaway–owned railroad moved ~102,700 railcars excluding intermodal in that week, compared to ~99,600 units in the same period last year.
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