Weekly US coal carload originations totaled 69,186 in the week ended July 17, up 18.3% from the previous week and up 23.3% from the year-ago week, Association of American Railroads data showed July 21. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Carloads made up 13.5% of total US traffic during the week, while the five-year average for week 28 is 78,526 carloads, leaving the most recent week at an 11.9% deficit. Through the year so far, carload originations were up 12.3 from the 2020 period. Canadian coal carload originations were 4,631, up 47.7% week on week and down 27.5% year on year. Through 28 weeks, originations were up 8%. Coal carloads from the four major US Class I railroads totaled 73,386 in the most recent week, jumping 24.4% from the year-ago week. Through the year so far, carloads were over 1.8 million, up 12%. […]