Norfolk Southern Railway

Norfolk Southern intermodal train

Norfolk Southern Railway is a U.S. Class I railroad owned by Norfolk Southern Corporation operating 20,000 route miles of track in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The railroad provides service to every major Eastern seaport, 10 river ports and nine lake ports, and it has an extensive intermodal network. The company employed 30,103 individuals and reported 2013 revenue of $11.2 billion — up 1.8 percent year-over-year.

The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, which brought together Norfolk & Western Railway and Southern Railway, but has predecessors dating as far back as 1827.

Norfolk Southern Railway recorded revenue of $3.04 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up 8.5 percent from year-earlier revenue of $2.8 billion. 2014 half-year revenue was $5.73 billion, up 3.4 percent from the previous year.

Weak coal and intermodal demand combined with a restructuring effort to bring down second-quarter profit and revenue at Norfolk Southern Railway.
27 Jul 2016
Norfolk Southern railway’s results paint the near-final brushstrokes on the grim landscape that Class I railroads faced in the second quarter.
16 Feb 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway is asking the U.S. government to vet the viability of its proposed merger with Norfolk Southern Railway.
12 Feb 2016
UPS, one of the world’s largest transportation firms, is the first major user of North America intermodal rail services to publicly weigh in on the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, saying it opposes the potential tie-up.
10 Feb 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison said Wednesday he will abandon a proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern Railway if shareholders at the Virginia railroad fail to pressure their board to sit down at the negotiating table with their Canadian counterparts.
09 Feb 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway said Tuesday it plans to submit a resolution asking Norfolk Southern Railway shareholders request their board of directors engage in “good faith discussions” with CP regarding its proposed merger, the newest approach after the Calgary-based company has been rebuffed three times.
03 Feb 2016
In its third white paper defending what has become an increasingly hostile bid for Norfolk Southern Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway detailed its confidence that a tie-up would pass muster with U.S. rail regulators.
27 Jan 2016
Still fighting off an increasingly hostile takeover, Norfolk Southern Railway Wednesday assured shareholders that despite weak carload volume and tumbling intermodal traffic producing a double-digit profit loss, the railroad remains better on its own.
26 Jan 2016
The potential merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, and the resulting tie-up such consolidation could spur, would shake up the Class I industry — and their shipper customers — to a degree not seen since the Staggers Act of 1980 dramatically reduced the number of major railroads operating in the U.S.
21 Jan 2016
Sluggish economic conditions derailed Canadian Pacific Railway’s domestic intermodal success, pulling down traffic 9 percent and contributing to a 29 percent profit decline.
19 Jan 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a “collective campaign” spearheaded by other major railroads to block its increasingly hostile stock-and-cash bid for Norfolk Southern Railway.
14 Jan 2016
Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railway would have to convince U.S. rail regulators that a potential merger won’t set off a wave of Class I consolidation in order to get the greenlight, U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel Elliott said Thursday.
14 Jan 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway criticized the head of Union Pacific Railroad for pledging to try to stop Class I industry consolidation, pointing out that the U.S. Western railroad became the largest in North America because of numerous mergers and has praised consolidation.