|06:31 EDT||GWR||Genesee & Wyoming reports April traffic up 8.1% to 170,513 carloads|
North American traffic increased 14,783 carloads, or 10.8%, primarily due to increased coal, agricultural products and overhead Class 1 shipments. Australian traffic decreased 1,965 carloads, or 9.5%, primarily due to decreased minerals & stone traffic. Coal & coke traffic increased 5,007 carloads, or 20.8%, primarily due to increased steam coal shipments in G&W’s Midwest and Ohio Valley regions, partially offset by decreased shipments in G&W’s Central Region. Agricultural products traffic increased 4,566 carloads, or 22.9%, primarily due to increased shipments in G&W’s Pacific, Canada, Central and Ohio Valley regions. G&W’s Other commodity group traffic increased 4,069 carloads, or 65.2%, primarily due to overhead Class 1 shipments.