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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
1Q16 Feb 2017  02/24/17 03/03/17 03/10/17 03/17/17 
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Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 58,260 55,617  56,101 55,255 55,116 56,083 
Foreign RR 90,736 88,242  88,711 90,341 88,734 90,300 
Private 352,565 349,449  350,243 350,262 349,773 349,807 
Total 501,561 493,308  495,055 495,858 493,623 496,190 
Pct. Private 70.3 70.8  70.7 70.6 70.9 70.5 
By Car Type
Box 37,203 35,257  35,741 35,988 35,965 35,693 
Covered Hopper 179,235 178,058  177,558 177,003 175,825 177,095 
Gondola 31,832 32,904  32,853 32,454 32,625 33,014 
Intermodal 9,505 8,089  8,104 8,160 8,091 8,107 
Multilevel 11,256 10,633  11,200 11,657 11,106 11,497 
Open Hopper 64,474 56,879  56,840 56,943 56,685 58,069 
Tank 150,154 153,806  154,932 155,968 155,493 155,012 
Other 17,902 17,682  17,827 17,685 17,833 17,703 
Total 501,561 493,308  495,055 495,858 493,623 496,190 
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