Railroad Performance Measures   

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Weekly Performance Report
 
As a result of changes to the Umler system, the North American rail industry's registry of freight equipment, the systems used to count and determine the location of freight cars for the Railroad Performance Measures report have excluded a portion of the fleet since January 2011. Beginning with the week ended January 31, 2014, the Cars on Line report has been corrected to include this equipment. Because not all of the detailed car movement data for past periods are retained, we are unable to restate historical data on a comparable basis.


All six railroads use the same definitions to calculate their performance data,ensuring a high degree of consistency of the measurements. However, these measures are most useful for examining trends and relative changes, and least useful as absolutes.

The level of one railroad’s performance relative to another’s may differ sharply because each railroad is unique. Differences between railroads include terrain, physical routes and network design, traffic mix and volume, the extent of passenger operations, and operational practices. External factors such as weather and port operations can also cause variations between railroads and over time.In addition,individual differences in the collection and reporting of operational data may affect the absolute level of the measures on each road to some degree.


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 Historical Average Week Ending
2Q16 May 2017  05/26/17 06/02/17 06/09/17 06/16/17 
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Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 59,693 57,255  57,761 57,183 57,423 56,821 
Foreign RR 90,611 90,977  90,246 91,867 90,410 89,247 
Private 368,043 356,061  355,248 357,916 355,867 352,783 
Total 518,347 504,293  503,255 506,966 503,700 498,851 
Pct. Private 71.0 70.6  70.6 70.6 70.7 70.7 
By Car Type
Box 36,807 37,089  37,186 37,661 36,974 36,328 
Covered Hopper 185,092 181,300  181,352 182,960 182,663 180,751 
Gondola 31,764 32,532  32,692 32,421 32,345 32,165 
Intermodal 9,729 7,969  7,838 7,833 7,607 7,481 
Multilevel 11,355 12,104  11,757 11,858 12,032 12,171 
Open Hopper 66,998 58,090  57,549 57,798 55,857 55,752 
Tank 158,076 157,888  157,625 158,863 159,027 157,750 
Other 18,526 17,321  17,256 17,572 17,195 16,453 
Total 518,347 504,293  503,255 506,966 503,700 498,851 
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