The Latest US Rail Traffic Report

Summary of U.S. Rail Freight Traffic for the Week Ending June 20,2009:

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Source: Weekly Railfax Rail Carloading Report, Railfax

The number of autos carried by the railroads is still at worse levels. Forest products sector is also heavily affected since that is tied to the construction industry. Every commodity group traffic is down this past week relative to 2008. Compared to last year, the overall traffic is down 18.8%. Based on the weekly data for individual carriers, Canadian National (CNI) was the worst performer with a negative 21.6% and Kansas City Southern (KSU) carried the most freight at -9.1% compared to 2008 levels.

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