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
2Q16 May 2017  05/26/17 06/02/17 06/09/17 06/16/17 
Revisions       
Cars on Line
By Car Owner
System 55,803 51,380  51,231 51,117 51,657 51,314 
Foreign RR 29,542 27,438  27,319 27,041 27,361 27,734 
Private 101,400 104,646  104,845 103,968 104,876 106,706 
Total 186,745 183,464  183,395 182,126 183,894 185,754 
Pct. Private 54.3 57.0  57.2 57.1 57.0 57.4 
By Car Type
Box 14,818 15,028  15,044 14,813 14,929 14,941 
Covered Hopper 46,703 48,303  48,187 47,283 47,715 48,699 
Gondola 18,303 16,555  16,628 16,463 16,137 16,628 
Intermodal 9,952 10,126  10,249 10,233 10,250 10,325 
Multilevel 11,118 10,536  10,264 10,454 10,909 10,762 
Open Hopper 39,489 39,219  39,321 39,239 40,000 39,400 
Tank 36,343 35,903  35,928 35,946 36,173 37,125 
Other 10,019 7,794  7,774 7,695 7,781 7,874 
Total 186,745 183,464  183,395 182,126 183,894 185,754 
Train Speed (Miles per Hour)
Intermodal 29.1 27.6  27.6 28.1 28.2 26.7 
Manifest 22.1 19.9  19.7 20.3 19.9 17.7 
Multilevel 23.2 21.7  21.5 22.0 21.3 20.1 
Coal Unit 17.9 16.8  16.0 17.1 17.0 15.6 
Grain Unit 18.5 17.3  17.7 17.2 16.5 15.1 
All Trains 23.5 21.7  21.4 21.9 21.7 19.9 
Terminal Dwell (Hours)
Allentown, PA 24.0 26.1  25.6 27.4 27.0 27.3 
Bellevue, OH 28.8 31.4  31.2 30.7 29.2 34.3 
Birmingham, AL 30.0 36.8  36.4 41.2 44.6 51.6 
Chattanooga, TN 26.8 29.1  30.0 33.0 42.1 43.0 
Columbus, OH 15.8 17.4  10.4 20.1 16.1 26.7 
Conway, PA 26.8 26.0  25.4 27.4 28.4 27.2 
Decatur, IL 20.5 22.0  23.8 21.9 22.3 25.5 
Elkhart, IN 30.2 35.3  35.7 36.5 30.8 35.9 
Atlanta, GA 14.0 12.1  11.2 12.0 12.5 11.7 
Linwood, NC 25.0 28.9  28.7 26.6 26.5 30.6 
Macon, GA 26.6 27.2  28.6 29.9 29.3 29.3 
New Orleans, LA 21.4 25.4  27.6 26.1 19.7 20.9 
Roanoke, VA 31.1 35.3  30.6 36.0 43.8 49.7 
Sheffield, AL 24.0 26.8  27.8 29.4 37.3 47.0 
Entire Railroad 23.1 24.7  24.7 25.7 24.6 26.1 
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