G&W April Carloads Up 3.7 Percent

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has reported an increase of 3.7 percent, or 9,661 carloads, for April 2018 rail traffic compared to April 2017. Carloads totaled 270,101. For April 2018, same-railroad traffic was up by 3.5 percent, or 9,143 carloads, to 269,583 carloads when compared to April 2017.

G&W’s North American operations reported an increase in April traffic of 5.3 percent to 135,938 carloads, including traffic from the Heart of Georgia Railroad, Inc. acquisition. Same railroad traffic increased 4.9 percent to 135,420 carloads. Coal & coke traffic was up 16.3 percent, or 2,667 carloads, and minerals & stone carloads increased by 13 percent, or 2,194 carloads.