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Railcar Report
Railroad
Taylor M

March Railroad Industry Report

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter for the railroad industry. March total railcar loadings posted the first positive monthly gain since the pandemic began…

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Railcar loadings February 2021
Railroad
Taylor M

February Rail Industry Report

The rail industry in the first two months of 2021 is acting much like the rail industry in 2020. Who knows what is next? January ex-coal railcar loadings were actually up 2.3% from…

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Railcar Loadings
Railroad
Taylor M

2020 Rail Industry Review

2020 Rail industry Review. What a year it has been. It’s safe to say 2020 is a year the rail industry will not be sad to see go. It wasn’t all bad in 2020 though. In 2020 Total U.S. rail car loadings were down 7.9%. December ex-coal railcar loadings actually ended up 1.0% over December 2019. Intermodal continued its…

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Railcar Loading November
Railroad
Taylor M

Just Keep Swimming

The railroad industry had another overall positive month in November. In November, the U.S. averaged…

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Railcar Loading October
Economy
Taylor M

October Railcar Report

Best Intermodal Month Ever October Railcar Report What a road we have walked. While the world will never be the same, maybe, just maybe, railcar

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September Rail Car Loads
Economy
Taylor M

September Railcar Report

Railcar loadings accelerated their recovery in September. Total U.S. railcar loads were down just -2.9% in September 2020 from September 2019, excluding coal. Intermodal average weekly loadings were 284,777 units. Up 7.1% over September 2019, and the 4th highest single month on record. Given the circumstances, this was a very positive month for rail car loadings.

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Railcar Loading August
Economy
Taylor M

August Rail Report

One rail category has now returned to pre-pandemic levels. August saw a 3.0% rise in average weekly intermodal railcar loadings compared to August 2019. Overall, August total U.S. Rail car loadings saw a decline of -14.9% over August 2019. Still well off 2019 levels, railcar loadings have continued to make month over month recovery gains from the lows of April and May. Excluding coal U.S. loadings were down -9.9%.

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Railroad
Taylor M

Trackmobile Worlds Greatest

Trackmobile was featured on an Episode of World’s Greatest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmLcrI2iNH4 See this Andress Engineering Associates Trackmobile Titan used on an episode of World’s Greatest Trackmobile

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