. The Assn. of American Railroads said intermodal volume totaled 151,826 trailers and containers, up 13% from the previous week, but down 18.5% from the comparable week last year. Container volume dropped 25.3% from last year, while trailer loadings declined by 1%.
Carload freight, which doesn?t include the intermodal data, was off by 0.4% percent from last year, totaling 345,074 cars. Carload volume was up 0.4 in the East but down 1.1% in the West. Total volume was estimated at 29.8 billion ton-miles, down 0.3% from the 41st week of 2001.
The AAR also reported the following cumulative totals for U.S. railroads during the first 41 weeks of 2002: 13,521,882 carloads, down 1% from last year; intermodal volume of 7,315,487 trailers and containers, up 3.8%; and total volume of an estimated 1.173 trillion ton-miles, up 0.9% from last year's first 41 weeks.