Norfolk Southern Railway

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.

22 May 2015
Norfolk Southern has announced changes in management responsibilities in its intermodal department, with expanded roles for Jeffrey S. Heller and Cary G. Booth.
Norfolk Southern train
15 Sep 2014
Norfolk Southern Railway told shippers not to expect service improvements until late November, as peak volumes and annual maintenance work blunt efforts to restore network velocity.
Intermodal train
22 Aug 2014
The U.S. rail regulatory agency is asking the seven major U.S. and Canadian railroads, along with short lines, to explain how they will handle the expected surge of intermodal traffic, noting the situation has been “challenging.”
BNSF Alliance intermodal center
19 Aug 2014
Distribution centers and manufacturing plants are increasingly springing up around U.S. intermodal terminals, as shippers aim to reduce drayage costs and overall tightening truck capacity fuels intermodal volume growth.
12 Aug 2014
Despite the loss of a refrigerated rail pioneer, other operators say they are still growing and that they’re better shielded from poor rail performance than Cold Train was.
First Half in Review
01 Aug 2014
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.
24 Jul 2014
Second-quarter volume increases have hampered Norfolk Southern’s ability to bring up train velocities after a cripplingly harsh winter.
18 Jul 2014
After seeing “substandard” intermodal rail service cut its container utilization in the second quarter, the Hub Group expects gradual service improvement from its main partners...