Monthly railway carloadings climb

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OTTAWA, Ont. — The freight loaded by railways in Canada in April jumped to 21.2 million metric tonnes, up 5.7 per cent from April 2001.

According to Statistics Canada, this total ignored the intermodal tonnage — containers and trailers on flat cars.

Intermodal freight was actually up by 18.7 per cent from April 2001 to 2.2 million metric tonnes.

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