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Car Backlog Improves, Slowly
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri May 2, 2014 02:17 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As the spring days lengthen, waits for railcars in the U.S. are shortening, albeit by small amounts. Systemwide, the BNSF owes 14,335 cars vs. 14,618 one week ago.

South Dakota saw the greatest drop in the number of railcars pending with shippers currently owed 509 cars vs. 671 cars the prior week, The BNSF said in its April 25 podcast.

However, shippers still wait for cars, especially in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. North Dakota is waiting for 7,101 cars vs. 7,175 the week prior; Montana is waiting for 3,116 cars vs. 3,217 the week prior; and ...

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