Another week, another decent rail report. This data is still consistent with a growing economy, but not a healthy growing economy. Muddle through continues (via the AAR):
“The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported a gain in weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 302,500 carloads for the week ending October 8, 2011, up 2.1 per cent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 241,999 trailers and containers, up 2.4 per cent compared with the same week last year.