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
3Q15 Jul 2016  07/29/16 08/05/16 08/12/16 08/19/16 
RevisionsR      
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,455 54,901  54,389 54,584 54,767 54,369 
Foreign RR 30,705 27,483  27,678 27,819 28,229 28,487 
Private 102,266 99,944  100,583 101,179 101,575 100,362 
Total 188,426 182,328  182,650 183,582 184,571 183,218 
Pct. Private 54.3 54.8  55.1 55.1 55.0 54.8 
By Car Type
Box 15,313 15,197  15,500 15,639 15,702 15,566 
Covered Hopper 47,009 46,503  46,575 46,869 47,420 46,723 
Gondola 17,640 17,985  17,598 17,899 18,003 17,973 
Intermodal 9,579 9,956  9,960 10,262 10,561 10,469 
Multilevel 10,684 10,642  11,001 10,683 10,812 11,246 
Open Hopper 40,008 38,916  38,862 39,256 39,299 38,609 
Tank 38,334 35,817  35,872 35,704 35,470 35,289 
Other 9,859 7,312  7,282 7,270 7,304 7,343 
Total 188,426 182,328  182,650 183,582 184,571 183,218 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 26.6 28.9  29.1 28.2 28.5 28.3 
Manifest 20.3 21.5  21.5 20.7 20.9 21.3 
Multilevel 21.0 23.6  23.9 22.3 22.9 21.9 
Coal Unit 16.9 17.2  18.1 17.4 16.2 16.5 
Grain Unit 17.8 19.1  19.0 18.9 16.6 18.0 
All Trains 21.4 23.1  23.2 22.5 22.5 22.6 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.0 24.5  23.3 24.7 24.1 23.2 
Bellevue, OH 30.5 28.2  30.0 30.4 30.1 28.8 
Birmingham, AL 31.9 34.9  36.7 35.7 31.6 28.0 
Chattanooga, TN 31.5 29.3  31.9 35.1 32.6 31.6 
Columbus, OH 24.8 18.6  18.5 23.7 16.2 15.9 
Conway, PA 29.1 26.9  27.6 25.2 28.2 28.5 
Decatur, IL 24.3 21.3  20.5 21.1 21.7 24.2 
Elkhart, IN 31.7 29.7  30.0 32.9 31.2 32.9 
Knoxville, TN 36.3 39.6  50.7 34.6 23.3 39.2 
Linwood, NC 25.6 25.7  24.1 24.4 31.5 27.1 
Macon, GA 31.1 26.8  26.7 27.0 26.3 26.3 
New Orleans, LA 22.3 17.5  14.9 16.7 17.6 19.9 
Roanoke, VA 31.7 45.7  46.1 41.1 38.0 40.1 
Sheffield, AL 30.4 25.1  23.9 26.6 27.8 26.8 
Entire Railroad 24.3 23.8  24.3 24.2 24.0 24.0 
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