Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Norfolk Southern to hold first-quarter 2016 earnings conference call April 21

Norfolk Southern to hold first-quarter 2016 earnings conference call April 21

NORFOLK, Va., March 28, 2016 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) will announce its first-quarter financial results during a conference call and live Internet webcast at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Quarterly earnings results will be released at 4:15 p.m. EDT on April 21, and a press release will be posted at www.nscorp.com under the Investors section.

What:
Norfolk Southern First-Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call
When:
Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. EDT
How to participate:
Teleconference: 877-869-3847 (please dial in several minutes prior to call start). Live webcast: Go to www.nscorp.com under the Investors section. Presentation materials will be posted at www.nscorp.com in the Investors section.
Audio Replay:
Following the live broadcast, an audio replay of the conference call will be available until April 28, 2016, by dialing 877-660-6853 and access number 13618348. The replay also will be available as an MP3 downloadable podcast in the Investorssection of the company's website.

For electronic notification of earnings events, subscribe to NSInvest, Norfolk Southern's e-mail distribution list for news releases on earnings and issues pertaining to the financial performance of Norfolk Southern Corporation.

About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

B&LE 878, NS 9-1-1 at CN/GTW Flat Rock Yard in MI

Rather than at Canadian National Railway's former Grand Trunk Western RR 'Level Pebble' yard in southeast Michigan, I wish this meeting had instead taken place at XN interlocking (where the parallel CN Bessemer Subdivision curves and crosses the Norfolk Southern Railway's Meadville Line) at the south end of the CN former Bessemer and Lake Erie RR's Shenango Yard in western Pennsylvania. A very cool and colorful juxtaposition (wherever it happened), nonetheless.

B&LE SD38-2 #878 is dressed in its former owner's standard 'pumpkin orange' and black scheme with the classic and historic 'name-wrapped-'round-a-rail-section' logo, while NS 
SD60E #9-1-1 is specially adorned with a unique 'racing-to-the-scene' motif for"Honoring First Responders" (Fire / Police / Medical).   ---Nate
       https://www.flickr.com/photos/96287169@N07/24587995486/

Monday, March 28, 2016

Norfolk Southern names Amy E. Miles to chair audit committee of board of directors; Karen N. Horn retires

Norfolk Southern names Amy E. Miles to chair audit committee of board of directors;
Karen N. Horn retires

NORFOLK, Va., March 23, 2015 -- The board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) has elected Amy E. Miles to serve as chair of the board’s audit committee, effective at the corporation’s 2016 annual meeting of shareholders, said James A. Squires, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Miles succeeds Karen N. Horn, who is retiring from the board effective that same date.

“Norfolk Southern is fortunate to benefit from such dedicated and independent directors,” Squires said. “We thank Karen for her expansive expertise and steady guidance, and we appreciate Amy’s many contributions as we implement our strategic plan to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability, and support long-term growth.”

Miles has served as a Norfolk Southern director since 2014 and will continue to serve as a member of the board’s finance and risk management committee. She has served as chief executive officer of Regal Entertainment Group Inc., the largest movie theater company in the U.S., since 2009. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of the company. Miles joined Regal Cinemas Inc. as senior vice president finance in 1999 after working with Deloitte & Touche LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She serves as a director of Regal Entertainment Group Inc. and Townsquare Media Inc.

Horn has served as a Norfolk Southern director since 2008. She has been a partner with Brock Capital Group since 2003. She served as president of Private Client Services and managing director of Marsh Inc., a subsidiary of MMC, from 1999 until her retirement in 2003. She is a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Horn serves as a director of T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, Simon Property Group Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company. She is vice chairman of the U.S. Russia Foundation, vice chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NS's Interstate heritage unit on 33K

Got a call from a friend informing me that the NS's Interstate heritage unit was leading 33K, a mixed freight heading west from Croxton, NJ to Allentown, PA on Tuesday afternoon. As I crossed over Manville's 13th Street grade crossing a headlight could be seen near Manville yard and was slowly approaching my location.  33K had taken Main 1, formerly known as the Royce Runner, to wait for intermodal 20K. A huge pile of ballast by the grade crossing helped to give me some elevation to photograph it as it traveled down the siding. After 20K had passed, 33K was once again back on the main at CP SULLY in Hillsborough around 4:05. Despite its road grime, it still made for a nice image on this sunny afternoon! That now makes seventeen of the original NS heritage units that I have photographed.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Norfolk Southern names Ann A. Adams vice president human resources

Norfolk Southern names Ann A. Adams vice president human resources

NORFOLK, Va., March 22, 2016 – Ann A. Adams has been named vice president human resources at Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC), effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds Juan K. Cunningham, who retired earlier this year.

Adams will be responsible for all employment planning and staffing, employee development, employee benefits, compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, and employee assistance programs and medical services. Her office is in Norfolk.

Adams joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 as a human resources manager and subsequently served in a number of HR roles, including recruiting, employee development, planning, and human capital management relating to SAP implementation. Since 2012, she has served as assistant vice president human resources. Before joining Norfolk Southern, Adams founded a business developing customized database applications for retail clothing sales businesses, and served as a product manager for a database application marketing company.

Adams holds a B.A. from Davidson College and Ph.D. from Rice University. In 2013, she completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Cunningham joined a Norfolk Southern predecessor railroad in 1973 and served in a wide variety of HR roles, retiring as vice president Jan. 31, 2016. His service included an assignment as assistant vice president executive office, where he coordinated administration of the chairman’s office.

About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Silver Star at 100+ mph through Elizabeth

The starburst of sun glare reflecting off the near cab corner of 6.4-million-watt (8,600-horsepower) Amtrak electric locomotive #662 is a crisp spot of sharpness...and just about all the rest of photographer Craig Walker's dramatic, panned-action image is an impressive blur of high-speed motion, as passengers rocket south through New Jersey in excess of the Century Mark on the speedometer.   ---NSC    "Heading to Florida, Amtrak's train 91, the Silver Star, races through the North Elizabeth, New Jersey [station], on March 9th, 2016. This train, originating in New York, NY, is powered by ACS-64 662 and is traveling on the Northeast Corridor at just over 100 miles per hour."
     http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=569082

Thursday, March 24, 2016

THE LAST LNE DIESEL EXISTENT... LNE 611

Today was the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people operating as 
a team to save and return the LNE 611 to Pennsylvania.  Thanks to Will 
Haines, who supplied these photos, we are able to bring her home.  If you 
live along CSX or NS main line from Anderson, IN to Cleveland, then on to 
Topton, PA via NS, keep an eye out for her and send photos of it in transit 
for possible use in a photo display showing her travels.

Donations are still being accepted for the restoration and repainting of her 
to its original paint scheme.

Please make payable to Lehigh Valley Chapter, NRHS and send checks or money 
orders to :

Lehigh Valley Chapter, NRHS
c/o Kermit Geary JR
1266 Riverview Drive
Walnutport, PA  18088

A BIG thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this day happen.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NS Traffic Impacted by Southern Flooding

NS Traffic Impacted by Southern Flooding

Due to the severe flood conditions that Western carriers are experiencing, rail traffic moving through the New Orleans, LA gateway will likely incur delays. Where possible, impacted traffic will be re-routed over alternative gateways.  Additionally, some customers may be impacted by embargos issued by Western carriers, which restrict traffic to certain locations. Norfolk Southern continues to closely monitor and adjust operations to minimize traffic delays.

The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and accessNS.

Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support representative.

Operations and Service Support at 800-898-4296
Automotive Operations at 888-649-9273

Tuesday, March 22, 2016



Easter Bunny Express Tickets Available! 
Tickets for the Easter Bunny Express are still available, but going fast! Some departures have sold out, but we still have a limited number of tickets and caboose rentals available.

BR&W's annual Easter Bunny Express event features a relaxing round-trip train ride from Flemington to Ringoes and return. On board the train kids will briefly meet Peter Cottontail and receive a treat! The Bunny will pose for photos upon request.

For complete details, times, and ticketsclick here to visit our website.


Help us get to Lambertville!
Our crews are working on completing rehab work on the remaining 1.5 miles of track to Bowne Station so we can begin running trains to WoodsEdge farm! You can help us get there (1.5 miles closer to Lambertville!) with your donation - large or small - towards our $25,000 fundraising goal. Learn more and donate atwww.lambertvillerail.com!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Ringling Bros Blue Unit thru Manville!

March 14 turned out to be a cold and rainy Monday but that did not dampen my spirits to see Ringling Brothers Blue Unit Circus Train, designated as NS 047, head west over the Lehigh Line as it started its 712 mile trip to Norfolk, VA. The Blue Unit had closed out its engagement at the Prudential Center on Sunday and would open at the Norfolk Scope on March 31st. This train consisted of sixty cars, weighed in at a hefty 4,430 tons and was over a mile long measuring 5,314 feet long. It is seen passing beneath the Manville (NJ) Water Tower on Main 1, formerly known as the Royce Running Track. As to why it took the siding was that coming down the main was NS 054, a special move that consisted of two flatcars loaded with pipes. Once that rolling meet was made, NS 047 would once again take the main at CP SULLY and continue its trip west over the Lehigh Line.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Store Summer Hours


The Big Little Railroad Shop

Store Summer Hours

As of March 14th, The Big Little Railroad Shop will be observing their summer hours

Monday & Tuesday- Closed

Wednesday-  11:00 AM- 6:30 PM

Thursday & Friday- 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Saturday- 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Sunday- 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Thank You 

The Big Little Railroad Shop
63 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-8892
Store Hours
Closed Mon & Tues
Wed 11-6:30
 Fri 11-7:00
Sat 11-5
Sun 12-4


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trains of Topton, PA

Greetings all.  Its been a while since I sent anything out, so Today I am 
rectifying the situation!  Hope all are well.

Kermit 



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

"The Voice" of Conrail

Pawing through a file of old Conrail-related items, looking for something else. I recently ran across this hard copy of an email I had received from CR Philadelphia headquarters on May 19, 1993, when I was Area Manager - Industrial & Market Development, Asset Development Department, based in Dearborn, MI. 


Shortly after this announcement, whenever someone called Conrail's 800 number from anywhere, my recorded voice greeting and instructions would guide the caller through the prompts to reach the right department or business marketing group. With Big Blue coming up on the 40th anniversary of its creation on April 1, I feel honored to have not only located new industries and secured new revenue shipments for the enterprise during my 13 years and 4 months on the payroll, but also to have been chosen to playthis small, enjoyable and unusual role in Conrail's history.

Though I had also saved the script sent from HQ that I ultimately recorded, I have not seen that in my 'Conrail things saved' files, yet. I kinda' wish, now, that I had saved an audio file of it, too. There were another 28 'voices' that auditioned, that I know of, and I was proud to have worked with them all as fellow employees, during my time with Conrail.

Less than a half-dozen years later, Conrail would be divided up between its two major eastern rivals, and its 'voice' would be silenced, forever. Except for those who continued on with the jointly-held Conrail Shared Assets terminal areas in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the rest of us would become what are now affectionately known as "ex-Cons".

In its finals years, Conrail was a powerhouse in the industry and a standard against which some very large, important shippers later said their other rail carriers had been measured. The two acquiring roads launched a fierce bidding war for the CR 'franchise', and ultimately, each was willing to pay a considerable premium to buy just a portion of what Conrailers across the system had built. From the ashes of the bankrupts in 1976, it had become a great place to work and its people were the best. I cherish my memories of that time and am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of it.
-Nate

Monday, March 14, 2016

Amtrak unit on SEPTA train on former Reading trackage!

Strange to see THIS on home turf! Only one test run today, it should be visiting other lines on the system. 


Friday, March 11, 2016

The Big Little Railroad Shop


Train Show This Weekend!

Greenberg/ Ihobby Train Shows at The New Jersey Convention & Expo Center 


Come and visit our tables for great prices on a huge variety of model trains!
This year's show will be held on Saturday & Sunday, March 12-13, 2016 from 10 AM- 4 PM in Edison New Jersey
Admission will be $7 For Greenberg, or $9 for both shows
 For more information on the Greenberg Train Show click Here 
 For more information on the Ihobby show click Here




63 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-8892
Store Hours
Closed Mon & Tues
 Wed 11-6:30
Thur & Fri 11-7:00
Sat 11-5
Sun 12-4



Thursday, March 10, 2016

NS 9-1-1 and ERIE Heritage units on Ken Heyl's C&S

Norfolk Southern First Responders Tribute unit #911 and their ERIE RR Heritage unit grind upgrade with a unit coal unit train, past a Maintenance Gang on Ken Heyl's vast Cincinnati and Southern RR HO empire in Ashland, Ohio.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

RPM Valley Forge

Good Morning,


The date for Railroad Prototype Modelers-Valley Forge is coming up fast---March 18-20. Complete information can be found at our web site:  http://www.rpmvalleyforge.com

The last day to mail your registration is March 5Walk in registrations will be available starting at 5:30pm Friday  March 18 at the Desmond.
 

Hope you decide to join us.




Steve Salotti

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

CSX Corporation Chief Financial Officer to Address J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference

CSX Express
 
March 2, 2016
CSX Corporation Chief Financial Officer to Address J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 2, 2016 – Frank Lonegro, CSX Corporation (Nasdaq: CSX) executive vice president and chief financial officer, will address the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials conference in New York City on Wednesday, March 9, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The webcast will be accessible through http://investors.csx.com. A replay and accompanying audio will be available following the conclusion of this event.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company’s website at http://investors.csx.com.

About CSX and its Disclosures

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.  It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.  For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development.  Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides.  It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. CSX also uses social media channels to communicate information about the company. Although social media channels are not intended to be the primary method of disclosure for material information, it is possible that certain information CSX posts on social media could be deemed to be material.

Therefore, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information we post on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX) and on Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net/HowTomorrowMoves).

The social media channels used by CSX may be updated from time to time.  More information about the company and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).

Contact:
David Baggs, Investor Relations
904-359-4812

Melanie Cost, Corporate Communications
904-359-1702

Monday, March 07, 2016

CSX Names New Engineering Leaders

CSX Express
 
March 2, 2016
CSX Names New Engineering Leaders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 2, 2015 – CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) today appointed new engineering leaders following the announcement that John West, vice president-engineering, will retire on April 1 after 37 years of dedicated service to the railroad.

Ricky Johnson has been named vice president-engineering beginning April 1, reporting to Cindy Sanborn, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“We are grateful for John’s leadership during a period of extraordinary technological advancement, and for his background in technology systems that has been crucial to our company’s development and implementation of Positive Train Control and other technologies that support our safety, service and productivity goals,” Sanborn said. “Ricky is a strong leader with technical expertise and excellent working relationships across our operating departments, and we look forward to the benefits of his broad perspective gained across engineering roles.”

Johnson joined CSX as a roadmaster in 2001 and has progressed through the engineering department, with roles as assistant division engineer of track, division engineer, assistant chief of system production, and most recently as chief engineer maintenance of way (MOW) north. A military veteran, Johnson earned an MBA from the University of Maryland, and is a member of the American Railway and Maintenance of Way Association.

Moving into the role of chief engineer MOW north is Greg Mellish, formerly chief engineer MOW south. A 38-year CSX veteran, Mellish has significant field experience, including as assistant chief engineer and division engineer in Baltimore, Florence, Louisville, Nashville and Albany. He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Delaware and earned an MBA from the University of Buffalo-State University of New York (SUNY). Mellish is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the American Railway and Maintenance of Way Association.

Lee Moss is named chief engineer MOW south, after most recently serving as assistant chief engineer. Moss has 20 years of management experience with CSX following several years of additional railroad experience. He has progressed through several cross-functional operations leadership roles, including as director of network modeling and division engineer. Moss earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, and is a member of the American Railway and Maintenance of Way Association.

Moving into the role of assistant chief engineer is Eric Pachman, previously director of network modeling and analytics. Pachman joined CSX in 2011 after working in engineering at the Dow Chemical Company and ExxonMobil, and in finance and analysis with Morgan Stanley and Korsant Partners, LLC. Pachman’s strategic perspective will help the Engineering Department leverage the multitude of available data to continue creating a more predictive and proactive network approach. He holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


About CSX Disclosures and the Company

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.  It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.  For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development.  Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides.  It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company's website at http://investors.csx.com. CSX also uses social media channels to communicate information about the company. Although social media channels are not intended to be the primary method of disclosure for material information, it is possible that certain information CSX posts on social media could be deemed to be material.

Therefore, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information we post on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX) and on Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net/HowTomorrowMoves).

The social media channels used by CSX may be updated from time to time.  More information about the company and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).

Friday, March 04, 2016

Train Show This Weekend!

The Big Little Railroad Shop


Train Show This Weekend!

JCRHS Train Show at Mother Seton High School


Come and visit our tables for great prices on a huge variety of model trains!
This year's show will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 9 AM until 3:30 PM at Mother Seton High School in Clark NJ.   Mother Seton is located on Valley Road at the Clark traffic circle, Exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway.Admission is only $5.00 for adults - kids under 12 FREE, family maximum $10.00. Parking is FREE!
For more information click HERE

The Big Little Railroad Shop
63 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-8892
Store Hours
Closed Mon
Tues & Wed 11-6:30
Thur & Fri 11-7:00
Sat 11-5
Sun 12-4


Thursday, March 03, 2016

Norfolk Southern combines railway operating regions to streamline operations, drive profitability, and support quality service

Norfolk Southern combines railway operating regions to streamline operations, drive profitability, and support quality service

NORFOLK, Va., March 1, 2016 – Norfolk Southern today announced it is consolidating its three operating regions into two, effective March 15. The decision to further streamline railroad operations is part of the company’s ongoing execution of its five-year strategic plan, announced in December 2015, to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability, and accelerate growth. As previously announced, NS is targeting annual expense savings of $650 million by 2020.

“We are committed to aggressively controlling costs while delivering the high levels of superior service that our customers value,” said Mike Wheeler, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Consolidating our operating regions will generate productivity savings, not only through right-sizing, but also by leveraging advancements in train dispatch technologies that support more fluid and efficient movement of freight across the network. As we continue to execute on our five-year strategic plan, we are confident that these steps will make Norfolk Southern a faster, lower-cost, and more profitable railroad.”

Earlier this year, Norfolk Southern streamlined division operations by combining the former Virginia and Pocahontas divisions into a larger Pocahontas Division. This became effective Feb. 1, and followed other key strategic initiatives including the reduction from three corporate office locations to two, restructuring of the Triple Crown Services subsidiary, integration of the D&H South Line to increase options for shippers, and idling of certain parts of the ‘West Virginia Secondary’ line.

Norfolk Southern’s network spans 22 states in the eastern U.S. The railroad presently manages train operations across 10 operating divisions that are part of three larger operating regions – the Eastern, Western, and Northern regions.

Under the new structure, effective March 15, Norfolk Southern’s network will be divided into Northern and Southern regions only. The Northern Region will include the Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Dearborn, Lake, and Illinois divisions. Greg Comstock, a 41-year veteran of Norfolk Southern operations, will be the region’s general manager. The region’s chief engineers will be Eddie Otey, maintenance of way and structures, and Mick Ireton, communications and signals. The Southern Region will include the Piedmont, Alabama, Georgia, Central, and Pocahontas divisions. Todd Reynolds, a 22-year veteran of Norfolk Southern operations, will be the region’s general manager. The region’s chief engineers will be Lucious Bobbitt, maintenance of way and structures, and Randall Smith, communications and signals.

Each of the two consolidated regions will support approximately 1,000 daily crew starts for long-haul train operations, connecting customers and communities to global markets with freight rail that moves consumer goods, automobiles, coal, grain, and products essential to U.S. households, businesses, and industries.

About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements relate to future events or the Company’s future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “consider,” “predict,” “potential” or other comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on management’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates, beliefs and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates, and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. These and other important factors, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, as well as the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements herein are made only as of the date they were first issued, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Copies of Norfolk Southern Corporation’s press releases and additional information about the Company are available at www.norfolksouthern.com or you can contact the Norfolk Southern Corporation Investor Relations Department by calling 757-629-2861.

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
Norfolk Southern Corporation (the “Company”), its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2016 Annual Meeting”). The Company plans to file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2016 Annual Meeting (the “2016 Proxy Statement”). Additional information regarding the identity of these potential participants, none of whom owns in excess of 1 percent of the Company’s shares of Common Stock, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the 2016 Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2016 Annual Meeting. This information can also be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2015 Proxy Statement”), filed with the SEC on March 25, 2015, or the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, filed with the SEC on Feb. 8, 2016 (the “Form 10-K”). To the extent holdings of the Company’s securities by such potential participants have changed since the amounts printed in the 2015 Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Ownership and Change in Ownership on Forms 3 and 4 filed with the SEC.

STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE 2016 PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO), 2015 PROXY STATEMENT, FORM 10-K AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY HAS FILED OR WILL FILE WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

Stockholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the 2016 Proxy Statement (when filed), 2015 Proxy Statement, Form 10-K and any other documents (including the WHITE proxy card) filed or to be filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the 2016 Annual Meeting at the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov) or at the Company’s website (http://www.nscorp.com) or by writing to Denise Hutson, Corporate Secretary, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.