The movement of freight between the largest traffic centres in Canada, by commodity, number of carloads, and average length of haul, is of interest to users of transport statistics. It has been compiled from 1969 to 1972. The "Waybill Analysis Carload All-Rail Traffic" was the basis of this study. It is a one percent sample of all domestic carload movement compiled by the Canadian Transport Commision each year and can be obtained through Information Canada. A "major traffic centre" was designated as a railway station-or-in metropolitan areas - a group of railway stations where the sum of the total outbound and inbound traffic exceeded 100 sample carloads in any one year between 1969 and 1972. "All other Stations" were grouped by province in order to obtain a better appreciation of the geographic distribution. In choosing commodities for inclusion in the study the same criteria applied, and the remainder were included in the designation of "other commodities".

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Research Division, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Transport Commission
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM