Tuesday, September 14, 2010

August traffic up 11.6% for GWI’s 62 lines

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Regional and short line operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) on Tuesday reported August traffic volume totaling 73,711 carloads, an increase of 11.6% compared with August 2009. GWI’s traffic in the third quarter of 2010 through August was 145,269 carloads, up 9.5%, compared with the third quarter of 2010 through August.

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The traffic increase in the third quarter of 2010 through August was principally due to increases of 6,651 carloads of farm and food products traffic, 2,045 carloads of other traffic, and 1,893 carloads of chemicals & plastics traffic. All other traffic increased by a net 2,024 carloads.

GWI owns and operates 62 short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands.