Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is
one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway
Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 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.
We’re at the N.C. Transportation Museum today at their Fire Truck Show. Drop by our booth to learn how we help to keep the economy moving and don’t forget to look for our Norfolk Southern Lawmen Band. #music #family (at N.C. Transportation Museum)
Thanks to the Angley family for coming out to the @nctrans today to the Fire Truck Show. Thanks to #firstresponders for doing their part to help keep our communities safe. #safety #team (at N.C. Transportation Museum)
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at the N.C. Transportation Museum for their Fire Truck Show. On site will be: the Norfolk Southern Lawmen, the NS OAR train- www.JoinNSOAR.com, Amtrak, food, games, exhibits, and so much. See you there!! #safety #community #team (at N.C. Transportation Museum)
It’s #tbt Throwback Thursday! Soaring summertime temperatures often made train travel uncomfortable. Air conditioning appeared on North American passenger trains in 1930 and quickly spread through the Pullman fleet. Air was cooled by ice or mechanical means and circulated through the rail car by fans, often through rooftop ductwork. The widespread adoption of air conditioning marked the beginning of the end of opening windows. Sealed windows kept the cooled air in and kept cinders, smoke, and dust out. Before air conditioning, electric fans moved the air, but train travel remained an uncomfortable and grimy mode of transportation.
This Southern Railway advertisement from July 1935 featured a stylish couple relaxing in an air-conditioned Pullman. On the Southern, passengers could dine and travel in “cool, delightful comfort, free from dust, smoke, and cinders.” Air conditioning was advertised as a revolutionary invention—“
a miracle development of temperature control for the convenience of the traveling public.” By the end of the 1930s, there were more than 12,000 air-conditioned railroad cars in operation.
Then and now, innovation is an important part of the Norfolk Southern story. NS has served the freight transportation needs of America for nearly two centuries— creating jobs, supporting economies, and transporting goods on safe, environmentally friendly rail. #summertime #innovation #throwbackthursday
Norfolk Southern is proud announce that we have contributed $90,000 to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Our contribution will help feed those in need, especially children who during the summer months lack meals that they would otherwise only receive while school is in session.
Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. The Foodbank has distributed over 331 million pounds of food equating to over 276 million meals throughout their 4,745 square mile service area. #givingback
Pictured left to right: Ruth Jones Nichols, Ph. D. (Foodbank CEO) and Tom Werner (VP of NS Corporate Communications and Member of the Foodbank Board of Directors.) (at Norfolk, Virginia)
Happy Father’s Day! Today we celebrate and thank the fathers in our lives, including those who keep the railroad running.
Arthur F. Fain, Sr., and his six sons appeared in The Right Way magazine in 1951. James C. Fain explained to the editors “we have all been with the Central of Georgia about all our lives and it would be hard to know how to work for any other railroad.” The family’s total service with the Central was 115 years.
Left to right in the photo: Hugh S. Fain, trainman, Macon Division; Edward S. Fain, extra clerk-operator, Macon Division; Arthur F. Fain, Sr., agent, retired in 1945 after 40 years and one month of continuous service; Paul K. Fain, Railway Express agent, Butler, Georgia; James C. Fain, agent, Barnesville, Georgia; Arthur F. Fain, Jr., agent, Eufaula, Alabama; and Roy W. Fain, agent, Forsyth, Georgia.
Today at Norfolk Southern, railroading continues as a family tradition. NS has served the
freight transportation needs of America for nearly two centuries, connecting businesses and communities to the marketplaces of the world—creating jobs, supporting economies, and transporting goods on safe, environmentally friendly rail. #fathersday #family #team
Norfolk Southern has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As the first Class I railroad to sign on to this commitment, Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires is pledging support to cultivate a workplace at NS where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
“If we have constructive conversations about diversity and inclusion, our communication improves and our productivity increases,” Squires said. “I am proud that Norfolk Southern is committed to cultivating a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, and share perspectives.”
NS, which has formed division-based diversity and inclusion councils, joined the CEO initiative as part of ongoing efforts to improve performance, d
rive growth, and enhance employee engagement through support of a more diverse and inclusive workforce. This initial commitment is the first step to spark further conversation and action around diversity and inclusion at NS, Squires said.
To learn more about the pledge and efforts to advance workplace #diversity and #inclusion, visit the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion unified hub, CEOAction.com. Over 500 actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of open and transparent conversations to cultivate an equitable workplace.
Today is #FlagDay. Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. Many localities and a few states had been celebrating the day for years. Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949.
Pictured: Piedmont Division local train P94 rolls south through downtown Thomasville, North Carolina. Norfolk Southern serves 26 auto assembly plants, 35 auto distribution facilities, three Just-In-Time rail centers, and four service hubs strategically positioned throughout the network. Learn more about NS shipping options: https://bit.ly/1CoqCkG
It’s #tbt Throwback Thursday! This small station was located in Daw, #Virginia, along Norfolk and Western’s Clinch Valley extension. Two railroad employees (identified only as the telegrapher and the station agent) posed for N&W’s photographer in 1917. The image is preserved on a glass plate negative.
N&W’s Clinch Valley extension was completed through Russell County in 1891. Tunnels, bridges, and culverts built with local limestone carried the line along the Clinch River through the rugged terrain of southwestern Virginia. The completion of the rail line paved the way for the lumber and coal industries.
Today, Norfolk Southern is still moving the goods that move the economy, operating 1,990 miles of track in Virginia and 19,500 route miles systemwide. #throwbackthursday #NorfolkandWestern (at Daw, Virginia)