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 Aug 2016  08/26/16 09/02/16 09/09/16 09/16/16 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,455 54,516  54,669 53,983 52,934 53,142 
Foreign RR 30,705 27,800  27,699 26,379 26,376 27,365 
Private 102,266 100,834  100,932 100,124 99,694 98,902 
Total 188,426 183,150  183,300 180,486 179,004 179,409 
Pct. Private 54.3 55.1  55.1 55.5 55.7 55.1 
By Car Type
Box 15,313 15,403  15,259 14,737 14,507 14,758 
Covered Hopper 47,009 47,015  47,105 46,842 46,503 47,052 
Gondola 17,640 17,833  17,755 17,355 16,803 16,674 
Intermodal 9,579 10,410  10,272 10,333 10,313 10,174 
Multilevel 10,684 10,812  10,888 10,234 10,322 10,668 
Open Hopper 40,008 38,906  38,932 38,515 38,614 38,412 
Tank 38,334 35,361  35,530 34,903 34,510 34,165 
Other 9,859 7,410  7,559 7,567 7,432 7,506 
Total 188,426 183,150  183,300 180,486 179,004 179,409 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 26.6 28.4  28.6 28.3 29.3 28.9 
Manifest 20.3 21.1  21.6 21.4 22.9 22.3 
Multilevel 21.0 22.6  23.2 22.5 23.6 23.6 
Coal Unit 16.9 16.7  16.8 17.8 16.8 18.1 
Grain Unit 17.8 17.7  17.5 16.9 20.1 20.2 
All Trains 21.4 22.6  22.9 22.8 23.9 23.7 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.0 24.0  23.9 23.5 24.3 23.0 
Bellevue, OH 30.5 29.5  28.8 29.4 28.8 26.2 
Birmingham, AL 31.9 31.0  28.6 29.6 33.6 29.0 
Chattanooga, TN 31.5 32.6  31.3 31.7 31.2 28.1 
Columbus, OH 24.8 18.7  19.3 20.9 19.0 19.0 
Conway, PA 29.1 27.0  26.2 25.3 24.5 24.8 
Decatur, IL 24.3 22.3  22.2 22.0 21.6 19.3 
Elkhart, IN 31.7 31.7  29.7 30.9 29.3 29.2 
Knoxville, TN 36.3 33.4  36.5 29.6 34.3 21.9 
Linwood, NC 25.6 26.9  24.5 23.9 23.1 23.6 
Macon, GA 31.1 26.6  26.9 26.7 26.5 26.7 
New Orleans, LA 22.3 17.7  16.9 18.6 22.7 19.4 
Roanoke, VA 31.7 39.8  40.1 54.3 35.1 44.0 
Sheffield, AL 30.4 27.1  27.1 26.5 25.6 23.6 
Entire Railroad 24.3 23.8  23.2 23.3 23.9 22.6 
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