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  • Norfolk Southern celebrates 30 years
    Norfolk Southern celebrates 30 years of service
    The Norfolk Southern officially celebrated 30 years of business on Friday, June 1st.Norfolk Southern was created June 1, 1982, with the consolidation of Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway, which trace their lineages to the 1820s. The...
  • Railroads run no matter what the weather
    New Norfolk Southern iPhone App brings the railroad to your device
    A new iPhone application released by Norfolk Southern Corporationallows smart phone usersto access the company's latest news and general information, stock information, and images.Norfolk Southern has a large social media presenceincluding...
  • Heartland Corridor
    Heartland Corridor wins praise for Norfolk Southern
    Norfolk Southern has received a technical infrastructure commendation for its Heartland Corridor project in the 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition.The Heartland Corridor project, one of the most extensive railroad...
  • Norfolk Southern delivers the goods
    Norfolk Southern extends storm relief to Virginia
    The recent storms in the South have devestated lives as well as caused disruptions to the transportation infrastructure. The damage in Virginia was extensive, but was overshadowed in initial reports.Norfolk Southern last month announced support...
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    Norfolk Southern helping out Japan
    Norfolk Southern announced two actions in relation to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that resulted in severe loss of life and physical damage in Northern Japan.To assist relief efforts, Norfolk Southern Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for...
  • Norfolk Southern Locomotive
    Industries still look to Norfolk Southern when locating plants
    Since the beginning, industry has located along the railroad right-of-way to allow for cost-effective shipping and receiving of products. The railroads encouraged new industries to locate along their lines much like cities court companies such as...
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    Ethanol derailment in Ohio causes fireball and evacuations
    An early morning derailment of train cars filled with ethanol caused explosions and a fierce fire on Sunday that resulted in evacuations of 20 homes in Ohio. The derailment of about 30 cars of a 60-car Norfolk Southern freight train occurred...
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    Norfolk Southern train derails in Douglasville, Georgia (Atlanta Area)
    A Norfolk Southern (NS) train derailed in Douglasville, Georgia this morning putting 11 cars off the tracks and shutting down Bankhead Highway in the Atlanta Metro area.There were no injuries or spilled chemicals reported.Douglasville Police Chief...
  • Polar Express
    Railroading takes time off for the holidays
    Unlike years past when the major railroads operated 365 days a year to move the large amount of freight, this year the Class One railroads will be curtailing most operations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Norfolk Southern announced that:Due to...
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    The top free "Rail Cams" in the Eastern United States
    What could beat watching live trains from around the US while planning your next rail adventure?Some great folks around the country offer free "Rail Cam" views of tracks around the country here are some of my favorites which highlight...
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    Railroad fans to attend Family Rail Days in Spencer, North Carolina
    The Caboose Train is always a crowd favorite.NC Transportation MuseumRelated articlesWas Mark Twain the original American roadtripper and travel-blogger? Road Trip 101: Interstate Highway Facts (Part One) Visit the Heritage Corridor Discovery...
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