Archive for August 11, 2017

Rethinking coal in current context — analysis by Tony Hatch

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/11/2017) By Tony Hatch Coal boomed in first-half 2017. Does that mean coal is back? U.S. coal volumes, dominated by steam (utility) coal, were up 18 percent through June. Of course, it was against easy comparisons, and June numbers were “only” up 13 percent. By early July, they were closer to flat. Export…

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AAR: Rail traffic up 4.3 percent over 2016 for week ending August 5

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, August 9, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 5, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,822 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Total…

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