For the week ending Feb 6, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 495,815 carloads and intermodal units, up +2.2% compared with the same week last year.
For the first five weeks of 2021, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,156,696 carloads, down -2.2% from the same point last year; and 1,442,642 intermodal units, up +11% from last year.
Total combined U.S. traffic for the first five weeks of 2021 was 2,599,338 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of +4.7% compared to last year.
U.S. railroads originated 930,303 carloads in January 2021, down -2.1%, or 19,799 carloads, from January 2020. U.S. railroads also originated 1,173,220 containers and trailers in January 2021, up +12%, or 126,548 units, from the same month last year.
Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in January 2021 were 2,103,523, up +5.3%, or 106,749 carloads and intermodal units from January 2020.
Canadian railroads reported 77,309 carloads for the week, up +1.1%, and 71,036 intermodal units, up +15.2% compared with the same week in 2020.
For the first five weeks of 2021, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 768,953 carloads, containers and trailers, up +6%.