Business: Record Loadings

One encouraging indication that business is not, on the whole, as bad as it is sometimes painted, was furnished by figures of freight car loadings for the week ending Aug. 2. The previous "peak" of freight traffic in this country for 1924, measured by carloading statistics, had been during the week ending Mar. 1, when 945,049 cars were loaded. From that point, loadings declined until for the week ending July 5 they were only 759,942. From that point a great recovery has been seen. The next week the loading figure leaped upward to 910,415,...

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