Railroad Performance Measures   



Norfolk Southern
Weekly Performance Report


All five 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
1Q17 Jan 2018  01/26/18 02/02/18 02/09/18 02/16/18 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 52,011 49,421  49,514 49,936 49,241 48,837 
Foreign RR 27,518 30,157  30,153 30,554 30,888 30,118 
Private 102,975 116,203  118,115 118,038 118,033 116,531 
Total 182,504 195,781  197,782 198,528 198,162 195,486 
Pct. Private 56.4 59.4  59.7 59.5 59.6 59.6 
By Car Type
Box 15,114 16,135  16,320 16,409 16,435 16,184 
Covered Hopper 48,130 51,843  52,853 53,366 53,056 52,218 
Gondola 16,438 16,786  16,964 17,225 17,124 16,798 
Intermodal 10,203 10,615  11,014 10,720 10,673 10,824 
Multilevel 10,602 11,140  10,723 10,609 10,514 10,532 
Open Hopper 38,996 40,321  40,653 40,194 40,231 39,779 
Tank 35,278 40,987  41,341 42,048 42,024 41,201 
Other 7,743 7,954  7,914 7,957 8,105 7,950 
Total 182,504 195,781  197,782 198,528 198,162 195,486 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 28.6 26.5  25.9 24.8 25.4 24.3 
Manifest 21.1 16.9  16.4 15.3 15.5 16.4 
Multilevel 22.7 18.9  17.7 17.6 17.9 18.4 
Coal Unit 17.4 15.1  14.8 15.1 15.3 14.7 
Grain Unit 18.2 15.2  13.1 12.5 14.3 14.2 
All Trains 22.7 19.5  18.7 18.1 18.4 18.5 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 24.8 25.6  21.9 21.7 22.0 20.5 
Bellevue, OH 32.2 45.0  45.2 44.5 42.1 35.5 
Birmingham, AL 31.1 51.4  46.8 46.2 47.1 52.7 
Chattanooga, TN 31.0 60.6  67.1 63.4 64.7 70.5 
Columbus, OH 23.2 68.9  85.3 106.7 96.9 115.7 
Conway, PA 29.7 30.5  32.6 29.0 31.4 32.0 
Decatur, IL 23.3 30.2  32.8 28.7 30.9 36.0 
Elkhart, IN 32.5 33.8  34.4 36.1 38.2 42.7 
Atlanta, GA 12.7 17.2  19.0 19.3 17.3 19.4 
Linwood, NC 26.3 34.3  31.1 31.3 35.6 30.4 
Macon, GA 27.4 44.7  47.0 47.9 48.9 47.8 
New Orleans, LA 20.3 22.5  26.0 27.1 28.1 24.6 
Roanoke, VA 34.5 29.0  27.9 26.3 34.2 31.5 
Sheffield, AL 27.4 37.0  42.3 47.0 44.2 46.1 
Entire Railroad 24.3 29.8  28.8 29.5 30.0 30.4 
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