Total N. American rail traffic came in at 665k cars last week. Interesting was auto, which is now back to near the 2011 high levels (which would be 3 yr. highs) and has rebounded unusually hard from the Holiday lows.

The level itself remains elevated over 2011 showing more growth.

Of the carriers, ($NSC$KSU$BNI$UNP$CSX) all posted increases while $KSU’s was in % terms the largest.

Here is the chart.
Screen Shot 2012 02 02 at 9.31.21 AM 624x248 Rail Traffic Sitting Comfortably Above 11 Levels