From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. A combination of a weak domestic manufacturing sector, feeble economic growth abroad that’s limiting exports, continued trade spats that are disrupting global supply chains, and general economic uncertainty are creating strong headwinds for U.S.…

AAR: October Rail Carloads down 8.4% YoY, Intermodal Down 7.8% YoY