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RailAmerica reports Nov. carloads

By: | at 07:00 PM | Intermodal  

RailAmerica, Inc. reported its freight carloads for the month and eleven months ended November 30, 2005.

Total carloads for November 2005 were 109,304, up 2.1% from 107,097 in November 2004. The acquisitions of the Fremont line in Michigan and the Alcoa roads net of the impact of the sale of the Arizona Eastern Railway in 2004, accounted for 2,317 of the carload increase. On a “same railroad” basis, November 2005 carloads decreased 0.1% to 106,193, from 106,303 in 2004.

For the eleven months ended November 30, 2005, total carloads increased 5.3% to 1,197,402 from 1,137,163 in 2004. On a “same railroad” basis for the same period, carloads were 1,150,358 up 1.8% from 1,129,537 in 2004. “Same railroad” totals exclude carloads associated with railroads, or portions of railroads, sold or acquired by the Company after January 1, 2004.

Historically, the Company has found that carload information may be indicative of freight revenue on its railroads, but may not be indicative of total revenue, operating expenses, operating income or net income. may be

RailAmerica Carload Comparisons by Commodity Group

Month/Year-to-Date Ended November, 2005 and 2004

Consolidated North American Carloads

November YEAR-TO-DATE

Commodity Group 2005 2004 % Chg 2005 2004 % Chg

Bridge Traffic 15,952 16,458 -3.1% 184,891 176,614 4.7%

Coal 12,584 11,730 7.3% 137,811 136,963 0.6%

Lumber & Forest

Products 10,695 10,897 -1.9% 126,628 120,548 5.0%

Agricultural & Farm Products

9,381 10,309 -9.0% 105,723 96,898 9.1%

Chemicals 9,328 9,270 0.6% 106,820 97,692 9.3%

Paper Products 8,963 8,434 6.3% 97,877 96,187 1.8%

Metals 8,324 7,620 9.2% 91,032 84,757 7.4%

Metallic/

Non-metallic Ores 8,305 5,893 40.9% 67,742 65,121 4.0%

Food Products 7,816 8,264 -5.4% 80,989 72,475 11.7%

Minerals 5,212 4,622 12.8% 54,870 49,359 11.2%

Petroleum Products 4,813 5,012 -4.0% 51,968 48,978 6.1%

Other 3,678 3,138 17.2% 37,603 32,723 14.9%

Intermodal 2,258 3,240 -30.3% 30,712 32,738 -6.2%

Autos 1,995 2,210 -9.7% 22,736 26,110 -12.9%

TOTAL 109,304 107,097 2.1% 1,197,402 1,137,163 5.3%

“Same Railroad” Carloads”

November YEAR-TO-DATE

Commodity Group 2005 2004 % Chg 2005 2004 % Chg

Bridge Traffic 15,952 16,458 -3.1% 184,687 176,587 4.6%

Coal 12,584 11,730 7.3% 137,811 136,844 0.7%

Lumber & Forest

Products 10,695 10,897 -1.9% 124,170 120,534 3.0%

Agricultural & Farm

Products 9,381 10,309 -9.0% 92,803 96,870 -4.2%

Chemicals 9,188 9,270 -0.9% 99,119 97,385 1.8%

Paper Products 8,838 8,434 4.8% 94,517 96,162 -1.7%

Metals 8,119 7,407 9.6% 86,025 82,456 4.3%

Food Products 7,706 8,264 -6.8% 74,762 72,474 3.2%

Metallic/Non-metallic Ores 6,054 5,320 13.8% 60,268 60,615 -0.6%

Minerals 5,142 4,617 11.4% 54,453 49,304 10.4%

Petroleum Products 4,667 5,009 -6.8% 51,434 48,780 5.4%

Other 3,618 3,138 15.3% 37,144 32,690 13.6%

Intermodal 2,258 3,240 -30.3% 30,634 32,738 -6.4%

Autos 1,991 2,210 -9.9% 22,531 26,098 -13.7%

TOTAL 106,193 106,303 -0.1% 1,150,358 1,129,537 1.8%