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Norfolk Southern News and Information

Last Update: March 22, 2007

NSís Harrisburg Division Sets Standard for Rail Worker Safety

NS Locomotives for Sale (GP15-1s)

NS Recognized as Military-Friendly Employer

NS Names Mazur to Head Strategic Planning



NORFOLK SOUTHERNíS HARRISBURG DIVISION SETS STANDARD FOR RAIL WORKER SAFETY

HARRISBURG, PA. - With the statistics tabulated and verified, Norfolk Southern announced that its Harrisburg Division was the safest operating division on the railroadís 22-state network for 2006, with an injury ratio of .56. The Harrisburg Divisionís Transportation Department recorded the lowest operating department injury ratio in the history of Norfolk Southern, with a ratio of .31. The corporate goal for 2006 was a .89 injury ratio, which also was bettered by the Harrisburg Divisionís Maintenance of Way and Structures Department, and Communications and Signals Department. Rail industry injury ratios are based on Federal Railroad Administration reportable incidents per 200,000 employee-hours worked.

"Between the volume of train traffic on the division and the weather in the Northeast, working injury-free cannot be taken for granted," said Jerry Hall, superintendent of Norfolk Southernís Harrisburg Division. "The divisionís 2006 safety performance reflects the tremendous focus our employees have on working safely, coupled with comprehensive training and excellent working relationships between labor and management."

The Harrisburg Division is one of 11 operating divisions on Norfolk Southern. With track and facilities in five Northeastern states, the division has more than 1,800 main-line route miles of track and includes major terminals in Allentown, Enola, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Reading, Pa.; Buffalo and Binghamton, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; and Secaucus and Jersey City, N.J. The division has approximately 2,100 employees, doing the work necessary to keep 260 daily trains carrying consumer and food products, automobiles, coal, chemicals, lumber, steel, mail and packages moving on time.

For the past 17 years (1989 through 2005), Norfolk Southern has provided the safest railroad workplace in North America among Class 1 railroads, earning the coveted E.H. Harriman Memorial Safety Award for each of those years. Results for 2006 will be announced by the Association of American Railroads later this year.

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nationís premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North Americaís largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.

03/22/07


NS LOCOMOTIVES FOR SALE (GP15-1s)

Norfolk Southern is currently requesting bids for eighteen former Conrail GP15-1 locomotives. All of the units are currently stored serviceable at Conway, PA as follows:


NS 1400/CR 1605                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1401/CR 1609                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1402/CR 1610                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1403/CR 1612                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1404/CR 1613                           Snow plow on short-hood end only
NS 1405/CR 1614                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1446/CR 1685                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1447/CR 1687                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1448/CR 1688                           Snow plow on short-hood end only
NS 1449/CR 1691                           Cab signal/Snow plow on short-hood end only
NS 1450/CR 1692                           Snow plow on long-hood end only
NS 1451/CR 1693                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1452/CR 1694                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1453/CR 1695                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1454/CR 1696                           Snow plow on both ends
NS 1455/CR 1697                           Cab signal Type EL/Snow plow on both ends
NS 1456/CR 1698                           Snow plow on short-hood end only
NS 1457/CR 1699                           Snow plow on short-hood end only 

03/22/07


NORFOLK SOUTHERN RECOGNIZED AS A MILITARY-FRIENDLY EMPLOYER

Norfolk Southern Corporation has been named one of Americaís most military-friendly employers.

G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Norfolk Southern among the top 50 military- friendly companies. The annual list acknowledges companies that have made the greatest effort and had the greatest success in hiring military veterans, and that have the best policies for Reserve and Guard members called to active duty. This is the first time Norfolk Southern has earned a spot in the top 50.

Norfolk Southern actively recruits people with military backgrounds for careers in railroad operations and management. "Their commitment to safety, leadership, responsibility, problem-solving and continuous improvement makes veterans excellent candidates to join us," said Tom Mullenix, NS vice president human resources. "As our business grows, we want to attract veterans at a variety of levels and positions across our transportation system."

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nationís premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,200 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North Americaís largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.

12/03/06


NS NAMES MAZUR TO HEAD STRATEGIC PLANNING

NORFOLK, VA. -- Norfolk Southern announced that Daniel M. Mazur has been named vice president strategic planning effective December 1, with headquarters in Norfolk. Mazur, currently assistant vice president strategic planning, will report to Kathryn McQuade, executive vice president planning and chief information officer.

Mazur, a veteran of more than 35 years in the railroad industry, began his career as a summer intern with Penn Central. He served with the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, then joined Penn Central (later Conrail) in 1973 and Norfolk Southern in 1998. At Conrail he held various marketing positions including operational supervision of Conrailís coal terminals.

An Army veteran with the rank of captain, Mazur holds a B. S. in business logistics and a master of business administration from Penn State University.

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nationís premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,200 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North Americaís largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.

12/03/06


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