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What will be the main replacement for coal for the railroads?

Posted by Todd Tranausky on Jun 3, 2021 1:16:43 PM

Todd Tranausky was asked: "With coal in decline, what will railroads replace it with?"

This Q&A response from the FTR experts came from our April Rail Outlook (Carload + Intermodal) webinar. View the video and the key takeaways below. 

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Railroads have the option of chasing revenue or volume to make up for what they're losing on coal. 
  • If they go for revenue, chemicals will be the main replacement market as it is largely captive and guaranteed to boom.

 

Tags: railcar, coal, intermodal, Rail, chemical

 

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