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AAR releases most recent edition of rail-industry trends

On Jan. 15, Association of American Railroads' Policy and Economics Department released the 19th annual edition of "Railroad Ten-Year Trends," which offers freight-rail industry data from 1992 through 2001.

The publication provides tables and graphs presenting an economic overview of the U.S. freight railroad industry, including Class I performance, traffic, financial statistics, employment, plant and equipment, and operations.

Railroad Ten-Year Trends also includes a list of all U.S. freight roads, selected information on regionals and short lines, Web sites of about 250 U.S., Canadian and Mexican roads, and profiles of rail-related organizations.

Copies are available from AAR for $100 (non-members) or $50 (AAR members), plus a $5 shipping and handling fee.

Order forms are available at AAR's Web site (, via fax or mail, or by calling 202-639-2102 and pressing 1.

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