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 May 2016  05/27/16 06/03/16 06/10/16 06/17/16 
RevisionsR      
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 54,735 55,922  55,701 55,946 55,853 55,668 
Foreign RR 30,421 29,709  29,584 29,477 29,932 28,162 
Private 102,620 100,418  100,034 99,012 100,254 102,314 
Total 187,776 186,049  185,319 184,435 186,039 186,144 
Pct. Private 54.7 54.0  54.0 53.7 53.9 55.0 
By Car Type
Box 15,369 14,696  14,489 14,558 14,744 14,863 
Covered Hopper 47,941 46,419  46,105 45,609 46,262 46,914 
Gondola 17,225 18,430  18,559 18,584 18,344 18,375 
Intermodal 9,064 9,937  9,912 9,790 9,938 10,150 
Multilevel 10,157 11,020  11,020 10,905 10,849 10,803 
Open Hopper 39,004 39,293  38,884 39,027 39,008 39,490 
Tank 39,018 35,576  35,617 35,445 36,213 37,071 
Other 9,998 10,678  10,733 10,517 10,681 8,478 
Total 187,776 186,049  185,319 184,435 186,039 186,144 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 26.7 29.2  28.5 29.7 28.7 28.0 
Manifest 19.9 22.2  21.7 22.6 21.7 20.8 
Multilevel 20.8 23.1  22.5 24.1 23.7 23.1 
Coal Unit 16.1 17.8  17.2 18.5 18.4 17.1 
Grain Unit 16.9 18.5  17.4 18.5 17.8 18.4 
All Trains 21.0 23.6  23.1 24.1 23.3 22.4 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 26.2 23.9  25.0 25.3 24.4 23.7 
Bellevue, OH 37.1 28.0  28.1 26.6 25.7 30.1 
Birmingham, AL 33.3 28.7  29.4 31.9 29.1 34.8 
Chattanooga, TN 33.3 27.5  26.4 27.4 28.3 30.9 
Columbus, OH 41.0 15.6  17.0 16.8 18.7 17.7 
Conway, PA 32.7 25.5  25.8 26.4 28.9 26.3 
Decatur, IL 25.0 20.4  20.6 20.8 19.1 19.9 
Elkhart, IN 35.8 30.6  27.9 28.0 31.1 30.7 
Knoxville, TN 38.4 36.0  43.0 27.1 42.9 45.6 
Linwood, NC 24.8 24.7  25.3 25.0 23.6 29.1 
Macon, GA 28.3 25.3  25.4 27.2 27.0 26.5 
New Orleans, LA 19.7 21.2  21.2 22.0 20.9 21.4 
Roanoke, VA 35.6 28.9  32.5 32.7 32.7 32.7 
Sheffield, AL 26.3 22.8  24.4 22.1 24.7 24.6 
Entire Railroad 25.5 22.7  22.8 23.7 23.0 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