Monthly railway carloadings down (October 31, 2001)

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OTTAWA, Ont. — Data on monthly rail carloadings is now available for May and Statistics Canada says standard freight is off by more than 850,000 metric tonnes.

The freight loaded by railways in Canada in May — excluding intermodal traffic — totalled 21.4 million metric tonnes. That’s down 4.0 per cent from May 2000.

The intermodal tonnage, which is made up of containers and trailers on flatcars, was 3.4 million tonnes. Up 5.9 per cent from May 2000.

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