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 Jan 2017  02/03/17 02/10/17 02/17/17 02/24/17 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,794 52,249  52,421 52,427 52,173 52,370 
Foreign RR 31,522 27,817  27,543 27,838 27,189 27,253 
Private 103,404 103,267  103,500 103,718 102,844 102,130 
Total 190,720 183,333  183,464 183,983 182,206 181,753 
Pct. Private 54.2 56.3  56.4 56.4 56.4 56.2 
By Car Type
Box 14,978 15,248  15,360 15,377 14,984 14,905 
Covered Hopper 47,598 47,677  48,022 48,184 47,825 48,328 
Gondola 18,105 16,359  16,611 16,712 16,429 16,773 
Intermodal 10,023 10,383  10,208 10,247 10,308 10,026 
Multilevel 11,525 11,069  10,492 10,727 10,502 10,290 
Open Hopper 39,676 39,040  38,957 39,609 39,360 39,222 
Tank 38,028 35,865  35,841 35,181 34,897 34,318 
Other 10,787 7,692  7,973 7,946 7,901 7,891 
Total 190,720 183,333  183,464 183,983 182,206 181,753 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.3 29.1  28.3 28.1 28.5 28.7 
Manifest 22.1 21.6  20.6 20.5 21.2 21.8 
Multilevel 22.9 23.4  22.5 22.4 21.9 22.5 
Coal Unit 18.0 17.8  17.7 16.5 17.3 17.4 
Grain Unit 19.3 19.4  18.6 18.2 16.6 17.3 
All Trains 23.6 23.3  22.3 22.1 22.5 23.0 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.8 24.9  24.6 26.4 23.4 24.0 
Bellevue, OH 33.2 29.5  33.0 32.3 30.1 34.0 
Birmingham, AL 33.9 32.3  35.4 36.6 31.5 29.1 
Chattanooga, TN 27.7 29.8  33.1 30.0 32.6 32.3 
Columbus, OH 18.0 23.4  28.6 23.3 23.1 19.5 
Conway, PA 30.5 32.4  30.9 30.7 26.4 27.4 
Decatur, IL 22.5 22.9  22.9 24.9 27.6 24.4 
Elkhart, IN 35.1 34.1  29.7 34.8 32.0 28.0 
Atlanta, GA 15.4 13.2  11.7 11.7 13.2 13.6 
Linwood, NC 26.7 26.3  25.3 26.0 25.2 26.6 
Macon, GA 29.0 28.0  27.9 30.7 27.7 27.4 
New Orleans, LA 23.5 21.5  22.2 20.2 18.6 19.0 
Roanoke, VA 37.9 31.6  37.5 33.0 34.8 32.6 
Sheffield, AL 27.4 27.9  30.6 32.2 28.3 25.6 
Entire Railroad 25.3 24.6  24.3 25.1 24.1 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