Railcar Placements Improve This Spring
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:01 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A combination of milder weather, lower prices for grain and oil and more locomotives has helped railroads improve placement of railcars this spring, according to the latest railroad company reports.

One year ago, BNSF owed South Dakota 671 cars, Minnesota 1,496, North Dakota 7,175 and Montana was owed 3,217 cars. System wide, 14,618 cars were owed, according to a BNSF report to the Surface Transportation Board. In their report to the STB on April 22, BNSF reported South Dakota was owed three cars, Minnesota eight, North Dakota 203 and Montana was owed 169. System-wide, the total amount ...

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