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Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted

Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles

Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (Class I only) 2014 Q3 2015 Q3
Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (billions) 468.5 445.8
Percent change from same quarter previous year + 5.6% - 4.8%

NOTES: Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles is the number of rail revenue tons of freight carried one mile. The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: Surface Transportation Board; Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration; Quarterly Earnings Reports; available at as of December 2015.