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
1Q16 Dec 2016  12/16/16 12/23/16 12/30/16 01/06/17 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,794 52,812  52,596 52,649 53,216 52,431 
Foreign RR 31,522 26,901  26,188 26,508 27,311 27,728 
Private 103,404 103,109  102,411 102,116 105,260 102,871 
Total 190,720 182,822  181,195 181,273 185,787 183,030 
Pct. Private 54.2 56.4  56.5 56.3 56.7 56.2 
By Car Type
Box 14,978 15,180  15,071 14,936 15,178 14,956 
Covered Hopper 47,598 48,344  48,175 48,008 48,734 47,659 
Gondola 18,105 16,510  16,435 16,404 17,102 16,655 
Intermodal 10,023 10,253  10,165 10,335 10,342 10,538 
Multilevel 11,525 10,346  9,777 10,308 10,102 11,078 
Open Hopper 39,676 38,281  38,225 38,085 38,555 38,218 
Tank 38,028 36,221  35,560 35,555 37,939 36,147 
Other 10,787 7,687  7,787 7,642 7,835 7,779 
Total 190,720 182,822  181,195 181,273 185,787 183,030 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.3 29.3  28.9 28.9 28.2 29.5 
Manifest 22.1 21.2  21.1 21.0 18.4 22.5 
Multilevel 22.9 22.3  22.4 22.2 18.8 24.7 
Coal Unit 18.0 17.7  18.0 17.1 16.5 18.4 
Grain Unit 19.3 18.0  18.7 17.2 15.4 20.5 
All Trains 23.6 23.0  22.9 22.7 21.0 24.1 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.8 28.7  23.9 24.4 53.4 26.3 
Bellevue, OH 33.2 32.8  30.3 33.7 53.1 33.2 
Birmingham, AL 33.9 33.7  35.3 29.6 53.5 39.9 
Chattanooga, TN 27.7 31.8  30.8 28.1 49.9 29.7 
Columbus, OH 18.0 24.8  19.9 24.3 35.4 25.3 
Conway, PA 30.5 34.9  30.3 32.0 67.0 39.4 
Decatur, IL 22.5 22.6  21.0 22.5 31.3 24.4 
Elkhart, IN 35.1 39.6  40.9 41.7 59.9 42.3 
Atlanta, GA 15.4 14.7  15.4 
Linwood, NC 26.7 28.6  23.7 25.0 50.3 26.8 
Macon, GA 29.0 31.8  28.1 28.2 56.4 30.4 
New Orleans, LA 23.5 18.8  19.8 17.3 22.6 21.6 
Roanoke, VA 37.9 39.0  34.5 34.6 54.7 36.3 
Sheffield, AL 27.4 32.3  24.8 27.9 65.0 31.8 
Entire Railroad 25.3 26.2  24.1 24.5 39.3 27.6 
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