NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The highest year over year increase ever in rail car freight occurred in April (15.8%). Data has been kept only since 1989, but the increase may well be the highest number ever, according to the Association of American Railroads.In a separate category, intermodal traffic increased by 14.3% year over year, the tenth largest number since 1990. Rail cars are used largely for commodities and raw materials, while intermodal traffic (containers and trailers) is substantially processed and finished goods.
Rail Traffic Recovery Continues
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