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Norfolk Southern President Alan H. Shaw (left), and Chairman and CEO James A. Squires.

For NS, Changes at the Top

Norfolk Southern (NS) on Dec. 2 reported that Chairman and CEO Jim Squires will retire in May 2022; he will be succeeded by Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw, a 27-year NS veteran.

Progress Rail PowerView: More Than Just a Black Box

Progress Rail’s Power View is a family of products that we’ve developed over the past couple of years, working closely with the rail industry. We spent a lot of time talking to our customers to try and understand what they were looking for in a next-generation locomotive event recorder. They told us they wanted the ability to synchronize data from multiple sources to obtain a complete operational view of what’s occurring on their locomotives. They were looking to synchronize all the locomotive data—PTC, audio, video, etc.—and as such we started developing this platform when PTC was being installed nationally on locomotive fleets.