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 Feb 2017  02/24/17 03/03/17 03/10/17 03/17/17 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,794 52,240  52,370 51,641 51,675 51,320 
Foreign RR 31,522 27,380  27,253 26,925 27,170 26,938 
Private 103,404 102,742  102,130 101,239 102,130 102,469 
Total 190,720 182,362  181,753 179,805 180,975 180,727 
Pct. Private 54.2 56.3  56.2 56.3 56.4 56.7 
By Car Type
Box 14,978 15,084  14,905 14,834 14,976 14,890 
Covered Hopper 47,598 48,083  48,328 47,931 48,492 48,397 
Gondola 18,105 16,628  16,773 16,583 16,297 16,133 
Intermodal 10,023 10,162  10,026 9,987 10,063 10,029 
Multilevel 11,525 10,421  10,290 9,944 10,302 10,180 
Open Hopper 39,676 39,267  39,222 38,717 38,782 38,581 
Tank 38,028 34,807  34,318 34,062 34,393 34,912 
Other 10,787 7,910  7,891 7,747 7,670 7,605 
Total 190,720 182,362  181,753 179,805 180,975 180,727 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.3 28.4  28.7 28.6 28.7 28.3 
Manifest 22.1 21.0  21.8 21.3 20.8 20.4 
Multilevel 22.9 22.3  22.5 23.0 22.0 21.9 
Coal Unit 18.0 17.2  17.4 17.4 17.3 17.5 
Grain Unit 19.3 17.7  17.3 17.5 18.0 17.0 
All Trains 23.6 22.5  23.0 22.9 22.6 22.2 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 25.8 24.6  24.0 26.4 24.1 26.2 
Bellevue, OH 33.2 32.3  34.0 33.9 35.2 36.5 
Birmingham, AL 33.9 33.2  29.1 27.9 28.1 28.6 
Chattanooga, TN 27.7 32.0  32.3 31.0 32.2 32.3 
Columbus, OH 18.0 23.7  19.5 22.8 23.2 22.3 
Conway, PA 30.5 28.9  27.4 28.0 28.3 28.2 
Decatur, IL 22.5 25.0  24.4 22.1 20.9 23.0 
Elkhart, IN 35.1 31.2  28.0 29.5 31.7 34.9 
Atlanta, GA 15.4 12.6  13.6 14.2 12.6 12.3 
Linwood, NC 26.7 25.8  26.6 24.7 25.9 28.6 
Macon, GA 29.0 28.4  27.4 26.9 26.9 26.4 
New Orleans, LA 23.5 20.0  19.0 18.9 17.9 24.5 
Roanoke, VA 37.9 34.5  32.6 38.5 43.6 36.6 
Sheffield, AL 27.4 29.2  25.6 25.1 24.9 25.7 
Entire Railroad 25.3 24.4  24.0 23.6 23.6 24.9 
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