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CHICAGO, May 10 (FAM) – US-based freight railroads saw shipment volumes increase for the sixth consecutive month in April 2017 after several months of year-over-year declines, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Total carload and intermodal traffic for the month rose 5.2 per cent from the previous March to 2.08 million units following increases of 5.5 per cent in March, 4.2 per cent in February, 0.5 per cent in January, 6.9 per cent in December 2016 and 1.1 per cent in November.

 

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