US railroads originated 1,224,477 carloads in Oct 2019, down 8.4%, or 112,703 carloads, from Oct 2018. US railroads also originated 1,331,944 containers & trailers in Oct 2019, down 7.8%, or 111,910 units, from Oct 2018. Combined US carload & intermodal originations in Oct 2019 were 2,556,421, down 8.1%, or 224,613 carloads & intermodal units from Oct 2018. In Oct 2019, 4 of the 20 carload commodity categories saw carload gains vs Oct 2018: stone, clay & glass products, up 5.2%; petroleum & petroleum products, up 2.5%; & chemicals, up 0.4%. Commodities that saw declines: coal, down 15%; motor vehicles & parts, down 10.3%; & crushed stone, sand & gravel, down 6.8%. Total US carload traffic for the first 10 months of 2019 was 11,088,723 carloads, down 4.3%, or 497,121 carloads, from the same period last year; & 11,721,870 intermodal units, down 4.5%, or 553,863 containers & trailers, from last year. $IYT $BNI $CSX $UNP $NSC
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