reports February 2011 monthly carloads
RailAmerica, Inc. reported that its total
freight carloads for the month ended February 28, 2011 were 63,347,
down 5.5 percent from 67,041 in February 2010. The company had
decreased shipments in February 2011 in 9 out of 12 commodity
groups compared to February 2010.
Carloads were negatively impacted by weather,
which resulted in temporary disruptions of service at certain
Coal declined primarily due to shipments
in the Central United States. Agricultural product shipments
were down primarily due to lower shipments in the Midwest and
The largest increases were in pulp, paper
and allied products and chemicals primarily due to shipments
in the Southeast and Central regions, and chemical carloads were
higher due to increases in the Northeast and Southeast regions.