Business & Finance: Record Car Loadings

Until the week ending July 28, 1923, when 1,041,044 cars were, loaded in the U. S., the record loadings had been 1,018,539 established Oct. 14, 1920. Now another high record for all time has been established during the week ending Aug. 25, when 1,069,932 cars were loaded. This record aggregate figure includes 606,105 cars of merchandise—another new record. To only a small extent was this heavy traffic due to the prospective shut-down of the coal mines; it was the inevitable consequence of the tremendous movement of raw materials last Spring, and of the...

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