Car Loadings

Prime statistic is the weekly figure on car-loadings, vital index of the nation's business. Fruit from California and Florida, motor cars from Detroit, coal from Pennsylvania, textiles from New England, clothing from New York, cotton from the South, wheat from the West—all commodities move, and move largely by rail. High car-loadings show brisk business, efficient carriers. Pleased was the American Railway Association last week to announce that car-loadings for the first 26 weeks of 1929 made an all-time record for loadings for the first half...

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