From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. 2019 was a challenging year for U.S. rail traffic. Total carloads fell 4.9% (668,075 carloads) and intermodal fell 5.1% (740,240 containers and trailers) from 2018. Total carloads of 12.97 million in 2019 were the…

AAR: December Rail Carloads down 9.2% YoY, Intermodal Down 9.6% YoY