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
2Q15 Apr 2016  04/29/16 05/06/16 05/13/16 05/20/16 
RevisionsRR     
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 54,735 55,757  55,929 55,892 56,158 55,828 
Foreign RR 30,421 30,633  30,368 29,856 29,701 29,977 
Private 102,620 102,746  101,440 100,858 100,712 100,799 
Total 187,776 189,136  187,737 186,606 186,571 186,604 
Pct. Private 54.7 54.3  54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 
By Car Type
Box 15,369 14,850  14,728 14,917 14,770 14,713 
Covered Hopper 47,941 47,307  46,728 46,770 46,742 46,513 
Gondola 17,225 18,192  18,008 18,273 18,312 18,401 
Intermodal 9,064 9,880  10,061 9,992 9,905 10,033 
Multilevel 10,157 11,563  11,617 10,933 11,082 11,265 
Open Hopper 39,004 39,882  39,971 39,523 39,602 39,300 
Tank 39,018 36,907  36,093 35,645 35,465 35,582 
Other 9,998 10,555  10,531 10,553 10,693 10,797 
Total 187,776 189,136  187,737 186,606 186,571 186,604 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 26.7 29.5  29.0 29.5 29.7 29.2 
Manifest 19.9 22.3  22.5 22.3 22.3 22.3 
Multilevel 20.8 23.3  22.9 23.3 23.1 23.4 
Coal Unit 16.1 17.9  18.5 17.9 18.0 17.9 
Grain Unit 16.9 18.9  20.2 18.9 19.4 18.8 
All Trains 21.0 23.8  23.9 23.8 23.9 23.8 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 26.2 23.6  22.9 24.3 23.1 23.2 
Bellevue, OH 37.1 30.1  27.7 28.8 28.3 26.9 
Birmingham, AL 33.3 29.0  31.9 30.1 26.9 28.4 
Chattanooga, TN 33.3 24.7  25.1 27.8 28.6 27.3 
Columbus, OH 41.0 14.0  17.0 13.7 15.3 16.4 
Conway, PA 32.7 27.6  27.5 25.2 24.8 26.2 
Decatur, IL 25.0 20.6  21.6 19.3 20.8 20.7 
Elkhart, IN 35.8 30.4  27.9 33.6 30.1 30.8 
Knoxville, TN 38.4 33.0  36.7 27.0 39.6 35.8 
Linwood, NC 24.8 24.4  24.7 23.5 25.4 24.7 
Macon, GA 28.3 27.6  26.1 25.6 25.2 24.9 
New Orleans, LA 19.7 22.0  20.2 22.7 20.5 20.2 
Roanoke, VA 35.6 30.7  29.2 31.2 24.2 28.1 
Sheffield, AL 26.3 24.6  25.1 23.6 21.1 21.9 
Entire Railroad 25.5 23.0  22.6 23.0 22.4 22.6 
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