Three of four major Class 1 railroads rise on year UP faces steepest on year drop in 18 weeks Houston — US coal carload originations totaled 88,399 for the week that ended Saturday, according to data the American Association of Railroads released Wednesday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Carloads rose 1.6% from the year-ago week and 0.5% from the last full week of October. In addition, carloads dropped 11.5% from the five-year average of 99,890 originations. Canadian carloads reached their 2018 high for the 44 weeks of the year with 9,290 carloads. From the prior week, originations were up 31.6% and, from the corresponding year-ago week, carloads rose 16%. US and Canadian carloads combined totaled 97,689, up 6.7% from the year-ago week. While in the 44-week period, Canadian coal carloads rose 2.8% from the same point in 2017, while North American […]