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Service Update for Friday, December 4, 2015
The operation generated solid performance during the past week with velocity for cars and trains remaining at or near their highest levels of the year to date. For the month of November, average velocity for locomotives, cars, trains improved by 14, 22 and 32 percent respectively from the averages recorded in November 2014. Total volume moved by the railroad, as well as total trains on the system, was lower during the past week due to reduced demand over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Versus the same month last year: better by 62.9%
Total trains on the system was down by more than eight percent from the prior week with an average of 1,351 trains on the system.
Locomotive velocity, measured in miles per day (MPD), was 275.0, which is down by nearly seven percent from the prior week’s 294.8 MPD.
Car velocity was essentially unchanged at 228.0 MPD versus 228.8 MPD recorded the prior week.
Versus the same month last year: better by 13.8%
Train velocity improved by nearly five percent from the prior week at 20.9 miles per hour.
Versus the same month last year: better by 28.2%
Total volume was down more than 10 percent from the prior week due primarily to the Thanksgiving holiday, with 177,269 units moved in Week 47 (ending November 28).
Terminal dwell was up by nearly three percent from the prior week at 25.4 hours.
Versus the same month last year: better by 3.8%
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