reports March 2011 carloads
RailAmerica, Inc. reported that its total
freight carloads for the month ended March 31, 2011 were 76,732,
up 0.9 percent from 76,045 in March 2010.
RailAmerica had increased shipments in March
2011 in 7 out of 12 commodity groups compared to March 2010.
Much of the increase was due to shipments
of non-metallic minerals and products and waste and scrap materials.
Waste and scrap materials volumes were up primarily in the Southeast
and West regions. The largest declines were in agricultural products