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STB starts on-time performance NPRM; approves NS acquisition
The Surface Transportation Board announced on May 15, 2015 that it will begin a proceeding to define intercity passenger railroad on-time performance for purposes of Section 213 of the Passenger…
NS names Alan Shaw EVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Norfolk Southern has named Alan H. Shaw Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective May 16, 2015. He succeeds Donald W. Seale, who retired after 39 years in management…
Moorman to shareholders: “We see continuing strength”
Addressing his final annual meeting as Norfolk Southern’s CEO, Wick Moorman told shareholders that “we see continuing strength in the overall economy as well as opportunities in many of the…
NS recognizes rail customers for safe chemical handling
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS), on May 12, 2015, announced that 66 of its customers have been awarded the 2014 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for altogether safely shipping more than 227,000…
Weak coal market impacts NS first-quarter financials
A 16% dip in coal revenue was the main factor contributing to a 16% drop in net income and a 17% drop in diluted earnings per share for Norfolk Southern Corp.in first-quarter…
Maestri and Martínez assume new responsibilities at NS; Wimbush retires
As part of Norfolk Southern’s ongoing program of executive development and in support of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and expand its market opportunities, Bruno Maestri and Robert…
NS to Wall Street: Expect lower 1Q 2015 earnings
While stating that it “does not forecast earnings, and this announcement is not intended to change that policy,” Norfolk Southern said, in a press release issued immediately after the New…
Dispatching, says Norfolk Southern Manager-Dispatch Planning Systems Charlie Turnipseed, “is like a game of chess.” Like chess players, train dispatchers are constantly thinking ahead, planning movements, moving “pieces”—trains—across the “board”—the…
NS launches $53 million energy conversion project at Juniata Locomotive Shop
Norfolk Southern launched a $53 million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pa., that will substantially reduce carbon emissions and water usage at the historic 70-acre…
NS annual report reflects “outstanding year”
Norfolk Southern’s 2014 Annual Report, titled “Behind Every Train,” highlights “record-setting net income, revenues, operating income, earnings per share, and operating ratio.” “2014 was an outstanding year,” said CEO Wick…
Norfolk Southern expands “Railroad University”
Norfolk Southern on March 18, 2015 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its “Railroad University” and “redoubled its commitment to superior transportation services for its present and…
NS names Squires CEO, succeeding Moorman
Norfolk Southern has named James Squires chief executive officer, succeeding Wick Moorman. The action by the company's board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be…
Delaware green groups target CBR activity
Two environmental groups on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 sought legal advice from a Delaware Superior Court judge on a forum to appeal state action expanding crude-by-rail (CBR) activity in the…
NS Roanoke offices to close
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 27, 2015 said that it will close its Roanoke office building at 110 Franklin Road SE later in the year and relocate the functions currently housed…
Record quarter, year for Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern posted record financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and for the entire year, and dropped its operating ratio to below 70%. The railroad also announced a…
Norfolk Southern’s Don Seale to retire
Donald W. Seale, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., has announced his plan to retire effective March 1, 2015.
NS facilitates $5.7 billion in 2014 industrial investment
Norfolk Southern assisted 94 industries in locating or expanding their businesses along its rail lines in 2014. The 72 new and 22 expanded industries “represent an investment of $5.7 billion…
Norfolk Southern unveils first publicly funded, emissions-friendly locomotives
Norfolk Southern has released for road testing the first of 25 GP33ECO emissions-friendly switching locomotives funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, and built by…
2015 OUTLOOK: Can we handle it?
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand.
CP agrees to sell D&H line to Norfolk Southern
Canadian Pacific announced on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 it would sell a line of roughly 200 miles, cutting across Pennsylvania and New York, to Norfolk Southern Corp. for $192.6 million.
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