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Indiana Rail Road's carload count reaches 2 million


Tomorrow, the Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) will hold a ceremony at the Senate Avenue Terminal in Indianapolis to mark its 2 millionth carload of freight since the railroad was formed in 1986.

It took the 500-mile regional 18 years and nine months to haul its first 1 million carloads, from March 1986 to December 2004. But it took only six years and 11 months to reach the second million, INRD officials said in a ceremony announcement.
The regional — which marked its 25th anniversary in March — hauls various industrial and consumer products for shippers in central and southwestern Indiana, and central Illinois. The 2 million carloads is equivalent to diverting more than 8 million truckloads from highways, according to INRD.

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