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BNSF bests average PRB train loadings for 28th-straight week


For the week ending Sept. 24, BNSF Railway Co.’s average daily train loadings in the Powder River Basin (PRB) climbed to 48.7 compared with 47.4 during the same 2005 period — the 28th consecutive week average daily coal loadings bested last year’s totals.

Year-to-date through Sept. 24, BNSF loaded an average of 49.3 trains daily in the PRB, a 10.3 percent increase compared with the same 2005 period.

Systemwide through Sept. 24, the railroad loaded a total of 207.8 million tons of coal, up 10.7 percent compared with similar 2005 data. A week earlier, BNSF surpassed 200 million tons for the first time before October. During the past two years, the Class I reached the mark on Oct. 16, 2004, and Oct. 12, 2005.

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