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%.