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 Mar 2018  03/23/18 03/30/18 04/06/18 04/13/18 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 48,476  48,349 48,598 48,621 48,559 
Foreign RR 29,820  29,537 29,813 29,870 30,395 
Private 115,852  115,574 116,064 114,653 116,537 
Total 194,148  193,460 194,475 193,144 195,491 
Pct. Private 59.7  59.7 59.7 59.4 59.6 
By Car Type
Box 15,922  15,824 15,858 16,006 16,165 
Covered Hopper 52,955  52,981 53,515 53,597 54,458 
Gondola 16,608  16,732 16,574 16,459 16,201 
Intermodal 10,816  10,988 10,757 10,466 10,581 
Multilevel 9,601  9,130 9,492 9,531 9,685 
Open Hopper 40,285  39,854 40,535 39,822 40,317 
Tank 39,952  39,811 39,721 39,198 40,031 
Other 8,009  8,140 8,023 8,065 8,053 
Total 194,148  193,460 194,475 193,144 195,491 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 27.7 25.5  25.5 25.4 25.9 25.8 
Manifest 19.6 16.7  16.6 16.7 16.4 16.4 
Multilevel 21.6 19.1  19.1 19.2 19.8 19.0 
Coal Unit 16.8 15.6  16.0 15.1 15.3 16.1 
Grain Unit 16.8 14.4  14.2 13.2 14.0 14.7 
All Trains 21.5 19.0  18.9 19.0 19.0 18.9 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 26.3 22.3  23.8 21.5 22.0 23.4 
Bellevue, OH 31.0 32.9  32.2 32.1 31.4 30.3 
Birmingham, AL 38.9 35.0  30.4 30.7 40.6 39.8 
Chattanooga, TN 33.5 50.8  47.4 49.8 46.8 48.0 
Columbus, OH 34.0 49.9  59.4 38.8 43.7 47.9 
Conway, PA 26.6 34.7  35.7 35.4 34.9 31.6 
Decatur, IL 22.8 23.2  21.9 21.1 24.1 25.8 
Elkhart, IN 36.0 33.2  36.5 33.1 29.6 29.4 
Atlanta, GA 12.0 15.9  15.6 16.5 14.0 12.6 
Linwood, NC 28.5 40.4  40.1 37.3 39.3 48.1 
Macon, GA 28.0 38.0  33.2 34.8 36.5 37.1 
New Orleans, LA 22.1 23.0  22.6 25.5 23.7 20.0 
Roanoke, VA 40.8 31.3  35.5 27.6 44.9 52.1 
Sheffield, AL 33.0 41.5  40.6 41.3 40.6 42.1 
Entire Railroad 25.1 27.7  27.3 27.1 27.2 27.3 
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