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Give Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman due recognition for his courage to be contrarian. Applause from this observer follows.
Moorman: Putting coal in perspective
There's no question about the importance of coal to the railroads. It has recently accounted for 44% of U.S. Class I railroad tonnage, 24.1% of carloads, and 24.2% of revenue. A mild…
NS marks 30 years on the NYSE
On June 2, 1982, newly formed Norfolk Southern Corp., a merger of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the Southern Railway, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Present…
Norfolk Southern: At 30, still growing
Norfolk Southern, a railroad that has more than once been characterized as the world's most successful, observes its 30th anniversary June 2 in a position of strength and growth, despite…
Pact eases way for Charlotte LYNX extension
Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor moved a big step forward Wednesday with the announcement that the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR), the…
NS creates "Protect the Line" security program
Norfolk Southern is inviting "everyone with a stake in rail operations—communities, businesses, and informed observers such as rail fans"—to join its new online security program, "Protect the Line."
Amtrak restores Chicago-Michigan speeds
Amtrak said Friday schedules for its Wolverine Service and Blue Water passengers had been restored to normal, following extensive and expeditious trackwork along much of the route by landlord Norfolk…
Moorman “optimistic” on traffic prospects
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told stockholders at the company's 30th annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., Thursday that he is “confident, optimistic, and enthusiastic about our future business prospects.”
STB OKs Michigan DOT rail line buy
The Surface Transportation Board Tuesday officially cleared the way for Michigan's Department of Transportation to acquire two sections of rail right-of-way from Norfolk Southern Corp., totaling about 135 miles, for…
NS adds to heritage locomotive roster
Norfolk Southern said Thursday it has added the Monongahela Railway to the legacy railroads that the company is honoring with its 30th anniversary heritage paint schemes, bringing to 20 the…
NS shop: "Unprecedented safety milestone"
Norfolk Southern reports that employees at its Enola Locomotive Shop made history in March "as the first in the company to surpass 2 million employee-hours without an injury."
GWI leases Alabama short line from NS
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming's newly formed subsidiary, the Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc. (CCR), has signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern to lease and operate a 26-mile segment of…
Axion Power gets NS order for batteries
Axion Power International Inc. said Thursday it has received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp. for lead-carbon (PbC) batteries for use in a battery-powered locomotive.
NS recognizes 45 chemical customers for safety
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroad’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
NS: “Another record-breaking quarter”
Norfolk Southern late Tuesday reported net income of $410 million ($1.23 per diluted share), up 26% from the first quarter of 2011. This included a $58 million non-cash charge…
Norfolk Southern honored for carbon reduction
The American Carbon Registry has presented Norfolk Southern its Corporate Excellence award for "making a public commitment to reducing CO2 emissions 10% below 2009 levels by 2014 and for reaching nearly 40%t…
NS plans yard expansion in Ohio
Norfolk Southern announced that it will begin a $160 million expansion of its Bellevue rail yard in northern Ohio this month, doubling the yard's capacity.
STB: Michigan files to acquire NS line
The Surface Transportation Board says Michigan's Department of Transportation has filed an Acquisition Exemption, requesting permission for MichDOT to acquire two sections of NS rights-of-way totaling about 135 miles.
NS, MichDOT, Amtrak resolve slow-order spat
Michigan's Department of Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corp., and Amtrak reportedly have reached agreement on work designed to remove or reduce slow orders NS imposed last month on right-of-way between Kalamazoo,…
NS “Train Your Brain” safety campaign hits Alabama
Now in its sixth year, Norfolk Southern’s “Train Your Brain” public safety program has reminded more than half a million people “to be smart and alert around highway-rail grade crossings…
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