by Calculated Risk on 8/07/2022 08:11:00 AM
From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.
This graph from the Rail Time Indicators report shows the six-week average of U.S. Carloads in 2020, 2021 and 2022:
total carloads — up 0.2% (2,213 carloads) over July 2021.
The year-over-year gain was not large, but it was the first
gain of any size in four months. Intermodal is not included
in carload totals.
intermodal containers and trailers in July 2022, down
3.0% (32,094 units) from last year. July marked the 11th
decline in the past 12 months, but it’s also the smallest
percentage decline in those 11 months.