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 Jun 2016  07/01/16 07/08/16 07/15/16 07/22/16 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,725  55,825 55,049 54,780 55,272 
Foreign RR 28,280  27,216 26,595 27,704 27,910 
Private 101,068  101,224 99,079 99,168 100,534 
Total 185,073  184,265 180,723 181,652 183,716 
Pct. Private 54.6  54.9 54.8 54.6 54.7 
By Car Type
Box 14,912  15,179 14,718 15,020 15,389 
Covered Hopper 46,391  46,444 45,961 46,412 46,910 
Gondola 18,283  18,270 17,980 18,225 18,088 
Intermodal 10,041  10,078 10,035 9,934 9,902 
Multilevel 10,775  10,430 9,893 10,860 10,912 
Open Hopper 39,298  39,621 38,853 38,436 39,348 
Tank 36,571  36,705 35,962 35,529 35,788 
Other 8,802  7,538 7,321 7,236 7,379 
Total 185,073  184,265 180,723 181,652 183,716 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 26.6 28.6  28.1 29.6 28.9 28.9 
Manifest 20.3 21.5  21.0 22.3 21.3 21.4 
Multilevel 21.0 23.5  22.5 24.1 23.8 24.0 
Coal Unit 16.9 17.5  17.1 16.1 16.8 17.8 
Grain Unit 17.8 17.9  20.0 18.0 19.2 19.3 
All Trains 21.4 23.0  22.6 23.6 23.2 23.1 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.0 24.4  25.2 25.7 23.9 24.6 
Bellevue, OH 30.5 28.1  26.7 28.9 27.8 27.4 
Birmingham, AL 31.9 32.6  35.8 35.2 32.6 34.2 
Chattanooga, TN 31.5 28.8  27.6 28.2 26.9 31.8 
Columbus, OH 24.8 18.0  24.4 14.9 18.5 16.6 
Conway, PA 29.1 26.9  27.2 26.8 26.2 26.8 
Decatur, IL 24.3 20.6  20.3 20.4 23.2 22.4 
Elkhart, IN 31.7 29.4  27.9 30.5 28.4 31.7 
Knoxville, TN 36.3 45.8  35.3 20.6 50.5 40.1 
Linwood, NC 25.6 26.1  27.7 25.4 23.8 27.2 
Macon, GA 31.1 26.9  26.8 28.3 25.9 26.4 
New Orleans, LA 22.3 21.0  19.1 22.5 16.1 15.0 
Roanoke, VA 31.7 33.8  44.9 40.0 50.2 48.8 
Sheffield, AL 30.4 24.4  26.7 26.5 25.6 23.1 
Entire Railroad 24.3 23.5  23.4 24.6 23.0 23.8 
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