Carloads Originated and Received (ORAILCAR & RRAILCAR)

What is it?

 

Carloads originated (ORAILCAR) and carloads received (RRAILCAR) are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as total carloads, showing how many carloads started on the specified railway and how many carloads began on a separate railway but terminated on the specified railway, respectively. These indices are for each Class I railroad and all Class I railroads. 

  • ORAILCARCOKE: Weekly Coke Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARORE: Weekly Metallic Ores Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARWASTE: Weekly Waste and Scrap Materials Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARFOOD: Weekly Food and Kindred Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARAUTO: Weekly Motor Vehicles and Equipment Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARCLAY: Weekly Stone, Clay and Glass Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARFARM: Weekly Farm Products except Grain Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARGRAIN: Weekly Grain Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARMETAL: Weekly Metals Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARPAPER: Weekly Pulp, Paper and Allied Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARTRL: Weekly Trailers Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARCOAL: Weekly Coal Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARSTONE: Weekly Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARPETROL: Weekly Petroleum Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARFERT: Weekly Fertilizer Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARALLOTH: Weekly All Other Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARCHEM: Weekly Chemicals Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARWOOD: Weekly Lumber and Wood Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARIRON: Weekly Iron and Steel Scrap Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARFOREST: Weekly Primary Forest Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARCONT: Weekly Containers Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARGRAINM: Weekly Grain Mill Products Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCARNONMET: Weekly Non Metallic Minerals Rail Carloadings Originated
  • ORAILCAR: Weekly Rail Carloadings Originated
  • RRAILCARCOKE: Weekly Coke Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARORE: Weekly Metallic Ores Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARWASTE: Weekly Waste and Scrap Materials Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARFOOD: Weekly Food and Kindred Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARAUTO: Weekly Motor Vehicles and Equipment Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARCLAY: Weekly Stone, Clay and Glass Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARFARM: Weekly Farm Products except Grain Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARGRAIN: Weekly Grain Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARMETAL: Weekly Metals Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARPAPER: Weekly Pulp, Paper and Allied Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARTRL: Weekly Trailers Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARCOAL: Weekly Coal Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARSTONE: Weekly Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARPETROL: Weekly Petroleum Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARFERT: Weekly Fertilizer Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARALLOTH: Weekly All Other Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARCHEM: Weekly Chemicals Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARWOOD: Weekly Lumber and Wood Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARIRON: Weekly Iron and Steel Scrap Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARFOREST: Weekly Primary Forest Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARCONT: Weekly Containers Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARGRAINM: Weekly Grain Mill Products Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCARNONMET: Weekly Non Metallic Minerals Rail Carloadings Received
  • RRAILCAR: Weekly Rail Carloadings Received

Who is interested?

Rail Economists, Railroad operations, Shippers

What does it tell me?

The indices show the amount (in carloads) of each commodity moved by train, for each of the Class I railroads, as well as total carloads and all of the Class I railroads. This even includes intermodal trailers and containers. Being able to map out movements by each railroad will give a generalization of where each of the commodities are being moved, since each railroad operates in specific areas and directions. For instance, using ORAILCARAUTO.KSU and RRAILCARAUTO.KSU would show all of the carloads carrying motor vehicles and parts originated on Kansas City Southern as well as carloads that did not start on the railway, but was terminated on the railway. One could see movement of motor vehicles and parts from Mexico into the United States, or the other way around.