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
2Q17 May 2018  05/25/18 06/01/18 06/08/18 06/15/18 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 48,792  49,025 48,668 49,046 48,989 
Foreign RR 31,301  31,759 31,322 32,114 31,576 
Private 120,000  121,064 119,962 119,120 119,797 
Total 200,093  201,848 199,952 200,280 200,362 
Pct. Private 60.0  60.0 60.0 59.5 59.8 
By Car Type
Box 16,248  16,365 16,395 16,774 16,666 
Covered Hopper 55,617  55,920 55,310 55,148 55,259 
Gondola 16,345  16,405 16,596 16,644 16,793 
Intermodal 10,904  11,021 10,845 10,695 10,511 
Multilevel 10,847  10,933 10,515 10,982 10,592 
Open Hopper 40,285  40,615 39,576 40,146 40,618 
Tank 41,801  42,648 42,819 41,972 41,846 
Other 8,046  7,941 7,896 7,919 8,077 
Total 200,093  201,848 199,952 200,280 200,362 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 27.7 24.7  24.6 25.2 25.4 25.4 
Manifest 19.6 15.0  14.5 15.6 16.2 16.3 
Multilevel 21.6 18.4  18.8 19.5 18.6 18.7 
Coal Unit 16.8 15.0  14.6 14.6 14.6 14.4 
Grain Unit 16.8 12.7  13.4 15.0 15.2 15.1 
All Trains 21.5 17.8  17.5 18.3 18.6 18.7 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 26.3 21.5  21.1 21.9 22.1 21.9 
Bellevue, OH 31.0 38.7  39.1 36.3 32.9 32.7 
Birmingham, AL 38.9 52.0  60.0 55.3 44.1 51.5 
Chattanooga, TN 33.5 78.9  78.8 69.0 66.8 54.5 
Columbus, OH 34.0 37.2  36.1 43.8 33.3 42.2 
Conway, PA 26.6 30.8  32.4 32.5 28.6 34.2 
Decatur, IL 22.8 24.8  27.5 26.2 26.9 29.9 
Elkhart, IN 36.0 35.7  37.1 35.6 38.9 41.9 
Atlanta, GA 12.0 15.5  16.1 15.6 13.1 14.2 
Linwood, NC 28.5 40.7  41.3 38.6 33.1 38.5 
Macon, GA 28.0 41.0  41.1 43.8 39.9 37.0 
New Orleans, LA 22.1 34.1  37.9 39.3 31.3 25.9 
Roanoke, VA 40.8 45.3  39.9 28.4 49.9 52.8 
Sheffield, AL 33.0 45.9  38.9 48.4 50.8 53.1 
Entire Railroad 25.1 29.1  30.0 30.6 28.8 29.3 
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