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Freight Cars Built, Total for United States (A01153USA472NNBR)


1938: 23,137 (+ more)   Updated: Aug 15, 2012 3:48 PM CDT
1938:  23,137  
1937:  82,719  
1936:  48,115  
1935:  8,622  
1934:  25,327  
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Number of Cars Built,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Number of Cars Built, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


1880-1887 Data Are Based On 15 Private Car Works. 1888 Data Based On 43 Car Works. 1889 Data Based On 36 Carworks. Figures For 1890-1891 Were Based On Data For 50 Private Car Works. That Of 1892 On 48; That Of 1893 On 43 Companies; That Of 1894 On 27; And That Of 1895-1896 On 40. Beginning In 1897, Figures Are Based On Data For 30 Contracting Carworks And Estimates From 5 Others. 1905-1911 Data Include Canadian Output. 1912-1938 Figures Include Canadian Output Plus Equipment Built In Railroad Shops. Some Figures For Canadian Production Are Available Separately In The Source. Source: 1880-1898 Data Are From Railway Gazette; 1899-1933 Data Are From Railway Age, January 27, 1934, P. 161; 1934-1938 Data Are From Railway Age, January 7, 1939, P. 76.

This NBER data series a01153 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.

NBER Indicator: a01153

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Freight Cars Built, Total for United States [A01153USA472NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/A01153USA472NNBR, May 18, 2024.


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