Table 13
Use of Containers in U.S. Railroads

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Year Containers Time Period Growth Rates (Annual Percentage)
1990 2,754,829    
1991 3,044,574    
1992 3,363,244    
1993 3,692,502    
1994 4,375,726    
1995 4,443,709 1990-1995 10.0
1996 4,841,130    
1997 5,244,401    
1998 5,419,631    
1999 5,700,219    
2000 6,288,260    
2001 6,332,021 1995-2001 6.1
2002 6,781,022    
2003 7,329,768 2001-2003 7.6
2004 8,065,539 2001-2004 8.4
    1990-2003 7.8

Source: AAR "Railroad Facts," 2005 edition, p. 26.

Note: Data for 2004 are preliminary.




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