Railroad Performance Measures   



Norfolk Southern
Weekly Performance Report


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 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,803 51,567  51,545 51,819 51,523 51,905 
Foreign RR 29,542 27,345  28,093 28,706 28,333 28,498 
Private 101,400 102,893  104,164 104,634 104,250 104,799 
Total 186,745 181,805  183,802 185,159 184,106 185,202 
Pct. Private 54.3 56.6  56.7 56.5 56.6 56.6 
By Car Type
Box 14,818 15,007  15,254 15,441 15,437 15,513 
Covered Hopper 46,703 48,626  49,029 49,523 49,227 49,117 
Gondola 18,303 16,346  16,697 16,577 16,375 16,379 
Intermodal 9,952 10,059  10,096 10,085 10,118 9,954 
Multilevel 11,118 10,300  10,429 10,924 10,763 11,311 
Open Hopper 39,489 38,706  38,640 39,048 38,787 39,255 
Tank 36,343 35,115  35,969 35,831 35,802 35,948 
Other 10,019 7,646  7,688 7,730 7,597 7,725 
Total 186,745 181,805  183,802 185,159 184,106 185,202 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.1 28.5  28.2 28.1 28.0 28.1 
Manifest 22.1 20.8  20.7 20.4 20.3 20.5 
Multilevel 23.2 22.4  23.5 22.5 22.6 22.3 
Coal Unit 17.9 17.2  16.1 17.0 17.2 17.2 
Grain Unit 18.5 17.5  17.1 18.2 16.6 17.6 
All Trains 23.5 22.5  22.2 22.1 22.1 22.2 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 24.0 24.9  23.4 25.5 26.2 24.8 
Bellevue, OH 28.8 34.2  31.1 29.3 30.8 29.4 
Birmingham, AL 30.0 28.5  28.6 34.0 32.9 33.2 
Chattanooga, TN 26.8 31.2  31.7 30.9 32.7 35.7 
Columbus, OH 15.8 22.7  25.2 21.5 19.9 26.1 
Conway, PA 26.8 28.1  28.7 25.7 26.9 27.0 
Decatur, IL 20.5 22.3  23.5 20.9 24.4 22.1 
Elkhart, IN 30.2 32.3  35.3 36.1 38.3 34.4 
Atlanta, GA 14.0 12.4  11.9 11.5 11.7 12.4 
Linwood, NC 25.0 26.6  29.0 28.6 25.0 26.9 
Macon, GA 26.6 26.1  24.8 25.5 25.8 27.1 
New Orleans, LA 21.4 19.8  18.5 22.2 19.5 19.1 
Roanoke, VA 31.1 36.4  33.4 35.8 41.2 40.4 
Sheffield, AL 24.0 25.5  26.5 27.7 26.0 28.8 
Entire Railroad 23.1 23.9  24.1 24.3 24.4 24.5 
When reviewing the above data, please refer to the specific definitions by this carrier to understand the measurements being provided.
R = Revised Figure(s) reported for this week 
- = Not Available