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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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traffic for the first 49 weeks of 2014 was 27,066,801 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.
The traffic decrease in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the first quarter of 2009 was principally due to declines of 5,792 carloads of coal, coke & ores traffic, 2,986 carloads of pulp & paper traffic, and 1,497 carloads of farm & food products traffic.
Excluding 2,601 carloads from AZER and 351 carloads from HAL, same-railroad traffic in the second quarter of 2012 through May decreased 11,299 carloads, or 6.
The traffic decrease in the first quarter of 2010 through February compared to the first quarter of 2009 through February was principally due to declines of 5,993 carloads of coal, coke & ores traffic, 2,693 carloads of farm & food products traffic, and 2,602 carloads of pulp & paper traffic.
The impact of this change increased traffic by 602 carloads in April 2012.
The traffic decrease in the fourth quarter of 2009 through November compared to the fourth quarter of 2008 through November was principally due to declines of 8,343 carloads of coal, coke & ores traffic, where an expected maintenance outage at a power generation facility in Illinois reduced traffic volume in October 2009, 5,103 carloads of pulp & paper traffic, and 4,159 carloads of minerals & stone traffic.
Excluding 4,028 carloads from AZER and 757 carloads from HAL, same-railroad traffic in the first quarter of 2012 decreased 27,163 carloads, or 11.
Coal, coke & ores traffic decreased 6,626 carloads primarily due to lower shipments in GWI's New York/Ohio/Pennsylvania Region and in GWI's Illinois Region, where an expected maintenance outage at a power generation facility reduced traffic volume.
Excluding 1,306 carloads from the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) acquisition, which closed September 1, 2011, and 243 carloads from the Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc.
GWI railroads acquired within the last twelve months shipped a combined 10,346 carloads in September 2009.
Represents intermodal units ** Includes carloads and intermodal units
GWI railroads acquired within the last 12 months shipped a combined 18,772 carloads in the third quarter of 2009 through August.