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Carload

A railroad car that can hold up to 40,000 pounds or 25,000 bushels of a commodity. Carloads can be important to commodity trading because some commodities are sold in such large quantities that one needs carloads to transport them to the approved delivery facility.

carload

In commodities trading, a railroad car or truckload of grain that ranges from 1,400 to 2,500 bushels.
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Mexican railroads reported 15,786 carloads for the week, up 3.
Starting in August 2009 HCRY carloads are no longer included in this carloadings press release due to the structure of this temporary contract.
The impact of this change increased traffic by 653 carloads in May 2012 and 1,255 carloads in the second quarter of 2012 through May.
The carloads in this press release include traffic from the Huron Central Railway (HCRY) as follows: 1,426 carloads in November 2011, 1,292 carloads in November 2010, 2,754 carloads in the fourth quarter of 2011 through November and 2,710 carloads in the fourth quarter of 2010 through November.
The carloads in this press release include traffic from the Huron Central Railway (HCRY) as follows: 1,281 carloads in September 2011, 1,422 carloads in September 2010, 4,185 carloads in the third quarter of 2011 and 4,238 carloads in the third quarter of 2010.
GWI's traffic in June 2011 was 84,999 carloads, an increase of 10,071 carloads, or 13.
The carloads in this press release include traffic from the Huron Central Railway (HCRY) as follows: 1,166 carloads in May 2011, 1,173 carloads in May 2010, 2,325 carloads in the second quarter of 2011 through May and 2,233 carloads in the second quarter of 2010 through May.
GWI railroads acquired within the last 12 months shipped a combined 49,763 carloads in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The increase was principally due to a 1,471 carload increase in coal & coke traffic, primarily in GWI's Illinois Region, and a 943 carload increase in pulp & paper traffic, primarily in GWI's Southern Region.
These decreases were partially offset by a 1,273 carload increase in farm & food products traffic primarily due to increased grain shipments in GWI's Australia Region.
The increase was principally due to a 2,766 carload increase in farm & food products, primarily in GWI's Australia Region, and a 1,202 carload increase in GWI's other commodity group, primarily in GWI's New York/Ohio/Pennsylvania Region.
These decreases were partially offset by a 1,005 carload increase in minerals & stone traffic primarily due to increased shipments of salt in GWI's New York/Pennsylvania Region.