Weekly US coal train loadings averaged 82 trains/day, up 1.8 trains/d from the previous week and up 25.4 trains/d from the year-ago week, Surface Board Transportation data showed June 18.
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Loadings were at their highest level since the fourth week of 2020.
Only Central Appalachian loadings dipped 0.5 train/d week on week to 12.2 trains/d. From the year-ago week, loadings were up 3.9 trains/d.
Illinois Basin loadings rose the most from the week before, up 2 trains/d to 6 trains/d. Loadings jumped 3.1 trains/d year on year.
In the Powder River Basin, loadings averaged 46.5 trains/d, up 0.4 train/d from the previous week, and up 9.5 trains/d from the year-ago week.
Loadings in the Northern Appalachian basin averaged 10.7 trains/d, up 1.7 trains/d week on week, and up 6 trains/d year on year.
In other regions, loadings averaged 6.7 trains/d, up 0.3 train/d from the previous week, and up 3 trains/d from the year-ago period.
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