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
3Q16 Jul 2017  07/21/17 07/28/17 08/04/17 08/11/17 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 54,119 49,941  50,192 49,898 50,184 49,901 
Foreign RR 27,320 28,137  28,640 28,226 28,107 27,582 
Private 100,203 104,095  104,398 103,880 103,119 103,435 
Total 181,642 182,173  183,230 182,004 181,410 180,918 
Pct. Private 55.2 57.1  57.0 57.1 56.8 57.2 
By Car Type
Box 15,096 14,749  14,797 14,791 14,968 14,762 
Covered Hopper 46,774 48,070  48,554 48,138 47,343 47,513 
Gondola 17,537 15,719  15,655 15,613 16,044 16,447 
Intermodal 10,195 10,053  10,032 9,981 10,177 10,316 
Multilevel 10,605 11,010  11,675 11,111 10,752 10,444 
Open Hopper 38,684 39,374  39,396 39,647 39,666 39,228 
Tank 35,339 35,753  35,700 35,356 35,122 34,938 
Other 7,412 7,445  7,421 7,367 7,338 7,270 
Total 181,642 182,173  183,230 182,004 181,410 180,918 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 28.7 28.1  27.6 27.7 27.7 27.9 
Manifest 21.6 20.0  19.7 19.5 19.8 19.8 
Multilevel 23.1 22.5  22.9 21.8 22.0 22.0 
Coal Unit 17.4 16.8  17.0 17.2 17.5 17.4 
Grain Unit 18.6 17.6  18.7 18.0 18.7 18.0 
All Trains 23.1 21.9  21.7 21.6 21.9 21.8 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 24.0 26.5  26.2 25.8 25.8 26.1 
Bellevue, OH 28.6 29.4  29.2 28.1 27.6 30.0 
Birmingham, AL 32.3 40.3  42.1 40.2 39.9 39.8 
Chattanooga, TN 30.6 44.3  40.4 41.2 34.9 37.3 
Columbus, OH 19.3 36.3  35.0 45.4 29.8 35.4 
Conway, PA 26.2 25.6  26.2 23.9 24.9 25.2 
Decatur, IL 21.5 21.3  20.8 20.4 18.0 21.4 
Elkhart, IN 30.4 34.6  33.3 30.7 29.2 27.9 
Atlanta, GA 12.8 11.8  12.1 11.1 11.4 13.2 
Linwood, NC 25.5 27.4  26.9 28.0 29.0 26.0 
Macon, GA 26.8 28.0  27.4 29.6 27.8 26.8 
New Orleans, LA 18.2 28.0  28.4 30.6 26.5 27.2 
Roanoke, VA 42.8 36.8  33.4 46.2 43.2 35.7 
Sheffield, AL 25.5 39.3  33.0 41.5 42.9 36.4 
Entire Railroad 23.5 25.5  24.9 24.7 24.4 24.3 
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