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
4Q16 Nov 2017  11/17/17 11/24/17 12/01/17 12/08/17 
RevisionsR      
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 52,824 49,410  49,379 49,444 49,266 49,456 
Foreign RR 26,596 27,487  27,570 27,658 27,630 27,911 
Private 101,795 110,774  111,790 109,990 109,319 110,062 
Total 181,215 187,671  188,739 187,092 186,215 187,429 
Pct. Private 56.2 59.0  59.2 58.8 58.7 58.7 
By Car Type
Box 14,896 14,783  14,816 14,691 14,647 14,964 
Covered Hopper 47,719 50,428  50,933 50,175 49,352 49,780 
Gondola 16,259 16,584  16,453 16,837 16,825 16,671 
Intermodal 10,303 10,355  10,391 10,508 10,182 10,147 
Multilevel 10,635 9,857  9,803 9,948 10,386 10,232 
Open Hopper 38,472 40,112  40,471 39,725 39,817 39,509 
Tank 35,343 38,088  38,350 37,782 37,656 38,509 
Other 7,588 7,464  7,522 7,426 7,350 7,617 
Total 181,215 187,671  188,739 187,092 186,215 187,429 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.0 26.9  26.5 27.9 29.3 28.1 
Manifest 21.6 18.4  18.2 19.0 20.2 18.7 
Multilevel 22.8 20.7  20.8 20.3 21.9 20.1 
Coal Unit 17.6 15.9  16.2 16.4 17.7 16.9 
Grain Unit 18.7 15.8  16.3 15.7 18.0 16.7 
All Trains 23.2 20.5  20.3 21.0 22.4 21.0 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.3 26.5  26.0 26.7 26.8 27.2 
Bellevue, OH 29.5 35.0  33.2 37.8 34.1 30.8 
Birmingham, AL 30.1 42.8  45.1 42.2 37.0 31.9 
Chattanooga, TN 29.0 50.7  52.2 52.8 42.6 41.4 
Columbus, OH 22.0 27.2  30.9 19.0 23.4 32.8 
Conway, PA 29.7 27.5  26.5 27.0 28.1 30.0 
Decatur, IL 22.0 22.7  21.2 24.9 21.6 27.0 
Elkhart, IN 33.8 36.1  37.3 36.9 32.2 31.8 
Atlanta, GA 13.5 16.6  16.8 16.4 13.1 13.3 
Linwood, NC 27.0 36.7  36.1 35.0 33.1 28.5 
Macon, GA 28.5 33.0  35.3 34.2 29.2 29.2 
New Orleans, LA 18.5 25.1  26.8 30.2 34.2 31.4 
Roanoke, VA 35.5 29.1  32.4 27.0 30.1 30.0 
Sheffield, AL 26.3 35.6  39.4 29.5 27.3 28.3 
Entire Railroad 24.0 26.5  26.5 26.9 26.4 24.5 
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