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Norfolk Southern
Image:Nsheadlogo.png
Reporting marks NS
Locale Eastern United States, Ontario
Years of operation 1982 – present
Track gauge 4 ftin (1435 mm)
Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. The company controls a major Class I railroad, the Norfolk Southern Railway Company, commonly abbreviated NS. The railroad operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. Norfolk Southern Railroad Herald Heralds are logos or slogans used by railroad companies and displayed on their equipment. ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... Red shows states east of the Mississippi River, pink shows states not fully eastern or western The U.S. Eastern states are the states east of the Mississippi River. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Rail transport | Industry trade groups ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... ... A publicly traded corporation often refers to a company whose shares are traded on the open market, such as a stock market. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ... A Class I railroad (also called a Class 1 railroad) is a member of the largest class of railroads in North America. ... ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by deep mining, coal mining (open-pit mining or strip mining). ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Intermodal is a term that refers to more than one mode of transport. ...

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History of Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern was created from predecessor railroads which date back to the early portion of the 19th century. Prior to current times, the three main branches of the current corporate family tree were for many years themselves systems: Norfolk and Western, formed in 1881, Southern Railway System in 1894, and Conrail, formed much later, in 1976. Each of these grew from many smaller local and regional lines as the industry grew. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Norfolk and Western Railway (AAR reporting mark: NW), a US class 1 railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ...


The South Carolina Canal and Rail Road, the earliest predecessor line, was chartered in December 1827 and ran the nation's first regularly scheduled passenger train on Christmas Day 1830. The Richmond and Danville Railroad formed in 1847 became a major portion of the Southern Railway System in 1894. December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about trains in rail transport. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Richmond & Danville Railroad was chartered in Virginia in the United States in 1847. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ...


NS was created in 1982 from the merger of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the Southern Railway Company. An earlier company, also named Norfolk Southern, serving primarily North Carolina and the southeastern tip of Virginia, had merged with Southern Railway system in 1974. The older company was the namesake for the 1982 combination. Headquarters for the newly established Norfolk Southern were established in Norfolk, Virginia. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1982 combination of the profitable Norfolk & Western and Southern Railways was done to compete in the eastern United States with the Chessie System-Seaboard Coast Line merger which had been approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1980, resulting in formation of CSX Transportation. The Chessie System was a holding company that operated three American railroads, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O), the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Western Maryland Railway (WM), from 1972 until 1987, when the B&O and C&O were merged into CSX Transportation. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct companies | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | District of Columbia railroads | Florida railroads | Georgia railroads | North Carolina railroads | South Carolina railroads | Virginia railroads ... The United States Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, signed into law by President Grover Cleveland, created the Interstate Commerce Commission. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. ...


On June 23, 1997, Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation filed a joint application with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for authority to purchase, divide and operate the assets of the 11,000-mile Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), created in 1976 by bringing together several ailing northeastern railway systems into a government-owned corporation. On June 6, 1998, the STB approved the Norfolk Southern-CSX application and set Aug. 22, 1998, as the effective date of its decision. Norfolk Southern acquired 58% of Conrail’s assets (CSX got the remaining 42%). As a result of the transaction, Norfolk Southern's rail operations grew to include some 7,200 miles of the Conrail system (predominantly the former PRR). Norfolk Southern began operating its trains on its portion of the Conrail network on June 1, 1999. CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ...


NS Today

Today's Norfolk Southern is working to create its own history in a global economy. It was the first railway to employ roadrailers, which are highway truck trailers with interchangeable wheel sets. The Norfolk Southern is a large exporter of West Virginia bituminous coal, transported on portions of the well-engineered former Virginian Railway and the famous former Norfolk and Western's double-tracked line in Eastern Virginia to its Lambert's Point coal transload facility on Hampton Roads at Norfolk, Virginia. NS bituminous coal today stokes steel mills and power plants all over the globe. The company is also a major transporter of auto parts and completed vehicles. It operates intermodal container and TOFC (trailer on flat car) trains, some in conjunction with other railroads. In railroad terminology a roadrailer is a highway trailer that is specially equipped for use in railroad intermodal service. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Bituminous coal Bituminous coal is a soft coal containing a tar-like substance called bitumen. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... Norfolk and Western Railway (AAR reporting mark: NW), a US class 1 railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... aerial view of Norfolk and Western Railway coal piers and yards at Lamberts Point, on Elizabeth River at Norfolk, Virginia Lamberts Point is a point of land on the south shore of the Elizabeth River near the downtown area of the independent city of Norfolk in the South... Hampton Roads, the worlds greatest harbor, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ... Bituminous coal Bituminous coal is a soft coal containing a tar-like substance called bitumen. ... Steel mills are the industrial plants where pig iron is converted into steel. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Intermodal is a term that refers to more than one mode of transport. ...


NS Trackage

Largely an eastern United States railway, the Norfolk Southern directly owns and operates 21,500 miles of track in 21 states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition, Norfolk Southern owns track in Washington D.C. and the Canadian province of Ontario. State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Official languages English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131,442 km²  - Water 1,673 mi²/4,333 km² (3. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages American English (as oppossed to Englands English) Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans, officially (currently Baton Rouge due to the evacuation of New Orleans) Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density 23. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Southern U.S. state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D)Acting Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


Furthermore, Norfolk Southern has been able to gain rights to operate its own trains with its own crews on competing railroads' tracks. These haulage rights permit Norfolk Southern to operate as far west as Dallas, Texas, as far north as Waterville, Maine, and as far south as Miami, Florida. Downtown Dallas City nickname: Big D Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 385. ... Waterville is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... City nickname: The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location Location of Miami in the State of Florida Government County Miami-Dade Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 54 km²      35. ...


NS locomotives also occasionally show up on competitors' tracks all throughout the United States and Canada due to the practice of locomotive leasing and sharing undertaken by the Class I railroads.


Not including second, third and fourth main line trackage, yard trackage, and siding trackage, the Norfolk Southern directly operates some 21,500 miles (34,601 kilometers) of track. When the additional tracks are counted, however, the amount of track the Norfolk Southern Railway has direct control over rises to over 38,000 miles (61,155 kilometers).


NS Locomotives

Norfolk Southern is currently still buying DC traction diesel locomotives. In fact the only AC traction diesels on their roster are EMD SD80MACs which all were inherited from Conrail. Direct current (DC or continuous current) is the continuous flow of electricity through a conductor such as a wire from high to low potential. ... Diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (from petroleum) that is used in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel, and perfected by Charles F. Kettering. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with :AC power. ... The SD80MAC is a 5000 horsepower (3. ...

Southern Railway 4610 is shown working train T71 in Cleveland, Tennessee in early 2005. Jason Trew photo
Southern Railway 4610 is shown working train T71 in Cleveland, Tennessee in early 2005. Jason Trew photo

Norfolk Southern's GE Dash-9 locomotives are often called "catfish" by railfans, as the stripes are said to look like catfish whiskers. The locomotive numbered 4610, a GM-EMD GP59, is painted in predecessor Southern Railway colors of green and white with gold trim and is a railfan's favorite. The work was done at the Debutts Yard in Chattanooga, Tennessee during the summer of 1994 and she received a repaint in the summer of 2004. Virginian Railway enthusiasts are hoping that Norfolk Southern will paint another commemorative locomotive in VGN colors and livery for the upcoming centennial of that NS predecessor which will occur in 2007. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1073 KB)The famous locomotive currently on the Norfolk Southern system, 4610 is shown switching in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1073 KB)The famous locomotive currently on the Norfolk Southern system, 4610 is shown switching in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 2005. ... Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County, Tennessee. ... Railfans practicing their hobby at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. ... Electro-Motive Diesels, Inc. ... SOU 4610, owned by Norfolk Southern. ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ... City nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 370. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NS Facts and Figures

According to Norfolk Southern’s 2003 Annual Report to Investors, at the end of 2003, the Norfolk Southern Railway had more than 28,160 employees, 3,468 locomotives, and 101,095 freight cars. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the end of 2003, the transport of coal, coke and iron ore made up 23% of the total amount of traffic hauled by Norfolk Southern. Intermodal containers made up 19% of the total; autoracks 14%; chemical tankers 12%; metals, construction materials, agriculture commodities, and consumer products 11%; paper, clay, and forest products 10%. Intermodal is a term that refers to more than one mode of transport. ... An autorack, also known as an auto carrier, is a specialized piece of railroad rolling stock used to transport unladen automobiles. ...


The company has 24 major rail classification yards, located in: Allentown, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Bellevue, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Conway, Pennsylvania; Decatur, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Elkhart, Indiana; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Knoxville, Tennessee; Linwood, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Macon, Georgia; Norfolk, Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; Sheffield, Alabama; and St. Louis, Missouri. Location in Pennsylvania Founded  -Incorporated 1762 {{{incorporated}}}  County Lehigh County Mayor Roy Afflerbach Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Motto: BELIEVE (formerly The City That Reads) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Mayor Martin J. OMalley (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 349. ... Bellevue is a city located in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties in Ohio. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South Location in Alabama Founded  -Incorporated 1871 1871  County Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kincaid Area  - Total  - Water 393. ... City nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 370. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... The article refers to the city in Ohio. ... City nickname: The Forest City Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Government County Cuyahoga Mayor Jane Campbell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 213. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ... Conway is a borough located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ... Decatur is a city located in Macon County, Illinois USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 81,860, but a 2003 estimate showed the population dipped to 79,285. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated July 24, 1701 1816  County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick... Elkhart is a city located in Elkhart County, Indiana. ... Dowtown Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname: City of Fountains, Heart of the Nation Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Cass/Clay/Jackson/Platte Mayor Kay Barnes Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 318 sq. ... City nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 254. ... Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Macon is a city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ... panoramic view of Roanoke, Virginia from 1907 Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Sheffield is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


Six major locomotive shops are located in Altoona, Pennsylvania; Bellevue, Ohio; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Conway, Pennsylvania; Enola, Pennsylvania; and Roanoke, Virginia. Altoona is a city located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. ... Bellevue is a city located in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties in Ohio. ... City nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 370. ... Conway is a borough located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ... Enola is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... panoramic view of Roanoke, Virginia from 1907 Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Reporting Marks

Railroads use initials as reporting marks, a universal system intended to help keep track of rolling stock and financial transactions between railroads. Although it has been widely known as simply Norfolk Southern since 1982, the corporate structure and reporting marks are more complicated. In 1990, Southern Railway Company was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway Co. Its Norfolk and Western Railway company was merged into the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1997. In 1999, when most of Conrail's ex-Pennsylvania Railroad trackage was sold to the Norfolk Southern Railway, the Pennsylvania Railway Lines was created, and PRR reporting marks used on the former Conrail motive power and rolling stock. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ...


List of reporting marks

The Central of Georgia Railroad was contructed to join the Macon and Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia to the Atlantic coastal railroads at Savannah, Georgia. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) (NYSE: NSC) is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Categories: Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Missouri railroads | New York railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania railroads ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... Norfolk and Western Railway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Ohio railroads ...

See also

List of Norfolk Southern predecessor railroads is a partial listing of railroads which led to the formation of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS), one of todays major Class 1 railroads in North America. ... There are approximately 150,000 miles (240,000 km) of railroad track in the United States, nearly all standard gauge. ... Only current railroads are listed here. ... Only current railroads are listed here. ... Only current railroads are listed here. ... Only current railroads are listed here. ... Common carriers Amtrak (AMTK) [1] (federally owned by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) Belvidere and Delaware River Railway (BDRV) [2] Black River and Western Railroad (BRW) [3] Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) [4] (via trackage rights) Cape May Seashore Lines (CMSL) [5] Conrail (CSAO, formerly CR) [6] CSX Transportation (CSXT) [7... Only current railroads are listed here; former railroads are listed on List of railroads incorporated in Florida. ...

External links

  • Official Norfolk Southern company website, including a system map
  • Norfolk Southern Company Store
  • Norfolk Southern News
  • Norfolk Southern Photo Archive

History

Events

  • Virginian Railway (VGN) Enthusiasts Yahoo Group non-profit group of preservationists, authors, photographers, historians, modelers, and railfans
  • Southern Railway Yahoo Group a Yahoo group for former employees, railfans and modelers of the Southern Railway
  • Norfolk Southern Yahoo Group a Yahoo group for current happenings of Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Norfolk Western RR Yahoo Group a Yahoo group for historical followers and modelers of the Norfolk & Western Railway

Data

  • Yahoo! - Norfolk Southern Corporation Company Profile


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Current (operating) Class I railroads of North America

AMTK, BNSF, CN, CP, CSXT, FXE, FSRR, KCS, NS, TFM, UP, VIA A Class I railroad (also called a Class 1 railroad) is a member of the largest class of railroads in North America. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting mark BNSF) NYSE: BNI, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest railroad networks in North America... Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre-1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. ... Ferromex, a contraction of Ferrocarril Mexico or Mexican Railroad, is a private rail consortium that runs most of the trains in Mexico. ... The Kansas City Southern Railway (AAR reporting mark KCS) is a United States-based Class I railroad operating over 3,130 track miles in 10 central and southeastern states. ... The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ...

Former or fallen flag Class I railroads of North America

ACL, ACY, AGS, ATSF, BAR, BLE, BM, BN, BO, CBQ, CG, CGW, CIM, CNTP, CNW, CO, CR, CRR, CS, CV, DH, DMIR, DRGW, DTI, DTS, DWP, EJE, EL, ERIE, FEC, FWD, GA, GMN, GMO, GN, GTW, IC, ICG, ITC, LA, LAT, LIRR, LN, MEC, MILW, MKT, MP, NH, NKP, NNE, NOTM, NP, NW, NWP, NYC, OW, PC, PLE, PM, PRR, RFP, RI, SAL, SBD, SCL, SLSF, SOO, SOU, SP, SSW, STLH, TAG, TM, TNO, TP, TPW, VGN, WAB, WM, WP, YMV A fallen flag, in United States railroaders and railfans terminology, is a railroad company no longer in existence due to bankruptcy or merger. ... The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... The Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACY) was a class I railroad that existed between 1907 and 1964. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad or BAR is a defunct United States railroad company, that formerly operated lines in northern Maine. ... The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (B≤ AAR reporting mark BLE) was a railroad company operating mainly in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. ... The Boston & Maine (B&M) was the dominant railroad of the northern United States for a century. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (AAR reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. ... The Central of Georgia Railway was constructed to join the Macon & Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia to the Atlantic coastal railroads at Savannah, Georgia. ... Chicago Great Western Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway (AAR reporting mark CIM) was a Class II railroad in the United States, serving Peoria, Springfield and Taylorville, Illinois. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) (NYSE: NSC) is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... The Clinchfield Railroad (AAR reporting mark CRR) was a former freight and passenger railroad which operated in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina. ... 1879 map The Central Vermont Railway (AAR reporting mark CV) was a railroad that operated in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, [New York], as well as the Canadian province of Quebec. ... ... Categories: Rail stubs | Minnesota railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad (DT&I, AAR reporting mark DTI) was a railroad that operated between its namesake cities in Michigan and Ohio between 1905 and 1982. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Minnesota railroads ... Categories: Rail stubs | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads ... The Erie Lackawanna Railroad (AAR reporting mark EL) was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. ... The Erie Railroad (AAR reporting mark ERIE) was a railroad that operated in New York State, connecting New York City with Lake Erie and several cities in upstate New York, including Binghamton, Buffalo and Dunkirk. ... The Florida East Coast Railway (AAR reporting mark FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the US state of Florida; in the past, it has been a Class I railroad. ... The Georgia Railroad (AAR reporting mark GA) was originally chartered in 1833 starting in Augusta, Georgia it was completed into Atlanta by Chief Engineer J. Edgar Thomson in 1845 and Richard Peters was its first superintendent. ... The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ( AAR reporting mark GMO) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama and Kansas City, Missouri. ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... Grand Trunk Western Railroad logo or herald (used 1960-1995) CNs principal U.S. subsidiary The Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTWR, GT post-1960, AAR reporting mark GTW) is a U.S. railroad and primary subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CN). ... The Illinois Central (AAR reporting mark IC) was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes from Chicago to New Orleans and Sioux Falls. ... The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (AAR designation ICG) was the result of the merger between the Illinois Central (IC) and the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio (GM&O) railroads. ... The Illinois Terminal Railroad (AAR reporting mark ITC) was a railroad carrier in Illinois. ... In 1910, the company was involved in a notable court case dealing with taxes. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, grew into one of the great success stories of American business. ... 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (known as the MKT, or Katy) began as the Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch (unrelated to the Union Pacific) in 1865. ... Missouri Pacific (MoPac; AAR reporting mark MP) was the first American railroad west of the Mississippi River. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... The New York, Chicago and St. ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Norfolk and Western Railway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) ( AAR reporting mark PLE), also known as the Little Giant, was formed on May 11, 1875. ... The Pere Marquette Railway (AAR reporting mark PM) was a railroad that operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States. ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | District of Columbia railroads | Virginia railroads ... The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark SAL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | District of Columbia railroads | Florida railroads | Georgia railroads | North Carolina railroads | South Carolina railroads | Virginia railroads ... Categories: Stub | Defunct companies | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | District of Columbia railroads | Florida railroads | Georgia railroads | North Carolina railroads | South Carolina railroads | Virginia railroads ... The St. ... Soo Line 6022, an EMD SD60, pulls a train through Wisconsin Dells, WI, June 20, 2004. ... The Southern Railway (AAR designation SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined since the 1830s. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... The St. ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern transcontinental railroad between Marshall, Texas and San Diego, California. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... The Wabash Railway (AAR reporting mark WAB) was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. ... The Western Maryland Railway ( AAR reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... The Western Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark WP) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ...


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Norfolk Southern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1769 words)
The current system was planned in 1982 with the formation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, merged on December 31, 1990 with the lease of the Norfolk and Western Railway by the renamed Southern Railway, and augmented in 1998 with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.
Norfolk Southern was created from predecessor railroads which date back to the early portion of the 19th century.
Norfolk Southern was the first railway to employ roadrailers, which are highway truck trailers with interchangeable wheel sets.
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