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 Mar 2017  03/31/17 04/07/17 04/14/17 04/21/17 
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Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 59,693 55,662  55,908 55,857 55,748 56,257 
Foreign RR 90,611 89,845  89,255 90,273 89,525 92,518 
Private 368,043 350,911  353,356 352,662 354,639 357,337 
Total 518,347 496,418  498,519 498,792 499,912 506,112 
Pct. Private 71.0 70.7  70.9 70.7 70.9 70.6 
By Car Type
Box 36,807 35,909  35,985 35,864 36,094 36,896 
Covered Hopper 185,092 177,169  178,118 178,057 178,409 181,373 
Gondola 31,764 32,892  32,957 32,916 33,070 32,948 
Intermodal 9,729 8,132  8,211 8,137 7,997 8,016 
Multilevel 11,355 11,411  11,481 11,891 12,055 12,657 
Open Hopper 66,998 57,779  58,428 58,525 57,968 58,454 
Tank 158,076 155,488  155,950 155,787 156,553 157,813 
Other 18,526 17,638  17,389 17,615 17,766 17,955 
Total 518,347 496,418  498,519 498,792 499,912 506,112 
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