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Revving It Up in the Motor City

Rail is critical to transporting our nation’s automotive supply chain. As the largest originating shipper of light vehicles in America, Norfolk Southern (NS) is preparing for sustained growth in electric vehicle (EV)

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‘Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 2

The industry conversation continues with Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail 2023—our first in-person Women in Rail conference covering the freight, passenger and transit rail sectors.  The Nov. 2 conference, presented

NS Honors 2022-23 Thoroughbred Scholars

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) 2022 and 2023 classes of Thoroughbred Scholars visited Atlanta this week to be “recognized and celebrated for their academic achievements and dedication to their communities.”

NS President and CEO Alan H. Shaw (NS Photograph)

NS’s Shaw: ‘We Will See This Through’

Six months after the Norfolk Southern (NS) train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, NS President and CEO Alan Shaw wrote an open letter reflecting on the Class I’s “ongoing progress, support and

INFORM has launched its Syncrotess Optimization Plus system at Norfolk Southern’s Rossville terminal just outside of Memphis, Tenn. The Class I’s Austell facility near Atlanta, Ga., will deploy the system later this year. (Photograph Courtesy of INFORM)
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Supply Side: Bohr Electronics, INFORM

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Bohr Electronics introduces fuel transfer-pump repair for locomotive maintenance shops in North America. Also, INFORM deploys its stack management and crane optimizer system at the first of two Norfolk Southern (NS) terminals.

The Northeast Alabama Regional (NEAR) Megasite is said to be the largest tract of industrial property in north Alabama. Owned by Etowah County, it is located along a Norfolk Southern mainline and interstate I-59.

NS Invests $8.7MM in Alabama Megasite

Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Industrial Development team and economic developers in Etowah County, Ala., and at the Gadsden Etowah Industrial Development Authority have moved on to Phase 3 of a 1,100-acre industrial development site, to which the Class I has committed $8.7 million over the past three years.

NTSB-provided photographs from the July 6, 2023, Norfolk Southern derailment in Virginia: Derailed gondola cars (left) and a wheelset with a burned-off bearing (right) from unit coal train 814V404. (Sources: NS, left; Federal Railroad Administration, right.)

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on NS Coal Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report for the investigation of Norfolk Southern’s (NS) July 6, 2023, coal train derailment near Elliston, Va. The agency said future activity will focus on the wheelset and reconditioned bearings of the 71st railcar of the 105-car train; NS’s use of hot bearing detectors (HBD); and NS’s operating rules for defective equipment detectors.