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
4Q15 Nov 2016  11/11/16 11/18/16 11/25/16 12/02/16 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,606 52,859  52,874 52,753 52,979 52,738 
Foreign RR 30,322 26,910  26,819 26,761 27,172 27,014 
Private 102,706 101,552  101,750 101,787 101,856 101,409 
Total 188,634 181,321  181,443 181,301 182,007 181,161 
Pct. Private 54.4 56.0  56.1 56.1 56.0 56.0 
By Car Type
Box 15,155 15,079  15,072 15,114 15,267 15,081 
Covered Hopper 47,027 47,743  48,016 47,978 48,090 47,056 
Gondola 17,404 15,956  15,919 15,732 16,171 15,915 
Intermodal 9,511 10,323  10,418 10,204 10,252 10,299 
Multilevel 10,958 11,030  10,779 11,124 11,034 11,362 
Open Hopper 40,522 38,646  38,739 38,655 38,334 38,897 
Tank 37,729 35,075  35,068 35,041 35,373 35,112 
Other 10,328 7,469  7,432 7,453 7,486 7,439 
Total 188,634 181,321  181,443 181,301 182,007 181,161 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 28.6 29.0  29.0 28.8 29.3 30.5 
Manifest 21.8 21.9  22.0 21.5 22.2 23.1 
Multilevel 22.0 23.5  23.7 23.2 24.1 24.4 
Coal Unit 17.8 17.1  17.0 17.0 17.4 18.3 
Grain Unit 18.3 18.4  16.8 19.2 19.0 20.3 
All Trains 22.9 23.2  23.1 23.0 23.7 24.6 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 23.7 23.5  23.9 23.8 23.7 24.5 
Bellevue, OH 29.4 27.2  27.4 26.2 26.9 26.1 
Birmingham, AL 29.1 28.2  27.4 28.5 29.5 27.5 
Chattanooga, TN 28.1 27.7  26.2 27.1 28.1 26.7 
Columbus, OH 23.2 19.6  20.1 18.2 20.9 23.4 
Conway, PA 31.5 27.6  26.9 27.7 30.0 27.3 
Decatur, IL 22.2 21.8  22.4 21.9 20.9 19.6 
Elkhart, IN 29.2 31.1  29.9 29.3 33.4 29.9 
Knoxville, TN 34.5 27.7  25.5 35.2 22.7 17.4 
Linwood, NC 25.2 26.0  24.9 24.9 25.2 24.7 
Macon, GA 29.8 26.4  26.0 26.8 24.7 28.8 
New Orleans, LA 19.9 18.5  18.9 18.5 18.8 15.7 
Roanoke, VA 35.4 34.6  29.2 34.8 40.0 43.2 
Sheffield, AL 26.1 22.5  22.4 24.4 21.7 29.9 
Entire Railroad 23.6 22.8  22.6 22.4 23.3 24.1 
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