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Coal Unit Train Loadings

Coal Unit Train Loadings

Weekly actual and planned coal loadings from the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) Rail Service Metrics. Railroads provide the average daily count (per week) of unit train coal traffic from major coal producing regions. They have the option of providing this metric on a train- or carload basis. For example, BNSF reports the average daily loadings for the week of coal unit trains. CSX, on the other hand, reports on a carload basis. Data are broken out by coal production region.

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
MonthmonthmonthNumberMonth number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week ending dates falling before the fourth day of the month are assigned to the previous month. For example, a week ending date falling on February 1st, 2nd, or 3rd would correspond to “1” (January), since there are less than four days in the reported week that fall in February. Values range from 1 through 12, where 1 refers to January, 2 to February, etc.
YearyearyearNumberYear number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week ending dates falling on or after January 4 correspond to the calendar year of the reported week. Week ending dates falling on or before January 3 correspond to the previous calendar year. For example, a week ending date falling on January 2, 2018 would be “2017.” Values range from 2017 to the present.
RegionregionregionTextCoal production region (e.g., Central Appalachia, Powder River Basin, etc.).
Loadings_Averageloadings_averageloadings_averageNumberActual average daily coal unit train loadings for the reporting week by coal production region. Measurement is either a train- or carload-basis.
RailroadrailroadrailroadTextRailroad name (one of 7 Class I railroads).
WeekweekweekNumberWeek number calculated from the reported week ending date (Date field). Week 1 is the first week of the year with a week ending date falling on or after January 4. In other words, it is the first reported week of data which includes four days in the new year. Values range from 1 to 52 or 53, depending on the year.
Loadings_Planloadings_planloadings_planNumberPlanned average daily coal unit train loadings for the reporting week by coal production region. Measurement is either a train- or carload-basis.
DatedatedateCalendar dateWeek ending dates, ranging from 03/29/2017 to the present.

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