Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a leading North American transportation provider. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 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 and industrial products.

Job Alert!

Do you live in the Bloomington/Decatur, Illinois, area and have been thinking about joining the railroad and have questions? Well, here’s your chance to get all the answers. At 10:00am on Friday September 5, the Decatur TROT Team will be at the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Bloomington on 207 East Hamilton Road. The TROT Team will discuss job openings at Norfolk Southern Railroad in Decatur, how to apply for these jobs, and any other related questions. Please call Thomas Pennell at 309-827-1890 to reserve your spot. Call now, your future is waiting!

Job alert for conductors!

The below sessions are open for anyone to attend. These are recruiting sessions, which begin at 8:00am promptly and candidates need to be prepared to spend most of the day. Candidates do not need to apply online prior to attending these sessions.

Positions in Bellevue, Ohio
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870

Positions in Princeton, Indiana
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tropicana
421 NW Riverside Drive
Evansville, IN 47708

@CSX train E49222 is soaring high above the Norfolk Southern main as it crosses the Sciotoville Bridge over the Ohio River with an empty hopper train bound for Russell, Ky., from Miller, In. Norfolk Southern train 17M glides west approaching Portsmouth, Ohio, with its daily movement of freight from Linwood, N.C., to Elkhart, In. 17M is crossing the Little Scioto River, which feeds into the Ohio River just out of the scene to the right. 

@CSX train E49222 is soaring high above the Norfolk Southern main as it crosses the Sciotoville Bridge over the Ohio River with an empty hopper train bound for Russell, Ky., from Miller, In. Norfolk Southern train 17M glides west approaching Portsmouth, Ohio, with its daily movement of freight from Linwood, N.C., to Elkhart, In. 17M is crossing the Little Scioto River, which feeds into the Ohio River just out of the scene to the right. 

#Sustainability at Norfolk Southern involves more than reducing the railroad’s environmental impact. It also is about taking action to enhance workplace safety, to improve the company’s bottom line, and to help build stronger communities served by our railroad. Meet Greg Honore, one of our team who is are making sustainability a daily part of business. As manager of customer service operations, Greg Honore spends a lot of time looking at ways that Norfolk Southern can improve service and business relationships. During 2013, Honore initiated a project that significantly improved the railroad’s operating efficiencies and on-time delivery of customer freight. He had noticed that customers’ shipments on certain rail lanes of traffic consistently were being delivered much earlier than scheduled. “Customers base business decisions on shipment trip plans supplied by the railroad,” Honore said, “so freight that arrives earlier than the plan specifies can disrupt work and activities the customer had scheduled around the delivery time.’ Honore wanted to know why this was happening – and figure out a way to solve it.To learn more about how Greg Honore and his team turned an idea into a reality at: http://nssustainability.com/2014_sustainability_report/index.html

#Sustainability at Norfolk Southern involves more than reducing the railroad’s environmental impact. It also is about taking action to enhance workplace safety, to improve the company’s bottom line, and to help build stronger communities served by our railroad. Meet Greg Honore, one of our team who is are making sustainability a daily part of business.

As manager of customer service operations, Greg Honore spends a lot of time looking at ways that Norfolk Southern can improve service and business relationships. During 2013, Honore initiated a project that significantly improved the railroad’s operating efficiencies and on-time delivery of customer freight. He had noticed that customers’ shipments on certain rail lanes of traffic consistently were being delivered much earlier than scheduled. “Customers base business decisions on shipment trip plans supplied by the railroad,” Honore said, “so freight that arrives earlier than the plan specifies can disrupt work and activities the customer had scheduled around the delivery time.’ Honore wanted to know why this was happening – and figure out a way to solve it.

To learn more about how Greg Honore and his team turned an idea into a reality at: http://nssustainability.com/2014_sustainability_report/index.html

Railfest 2014 will celebrate Labor Day weekend with visiting equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and, of course,train rides on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. We will be on site with our Exhibit Car and a locomotive. Will we see you there this weekend? http://www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/railfest-2014.htm

Railfest 2014 will celebrate Labor Day weekend with visiting equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and, of course,
train rides on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. We will be on site with our Exhibit Car and a locomotive. Will we see you there this weekend? http://www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/railfest-2014.htm

Positive Train Control (PTC), What It Really Takes. →

Thanks to all the employees who joined us last week at the 2014 Safety and Health Fair in Roanoke. Employees enjoyed food, games, and received free advice and health tips from vendors. Over 90 jars of peanut butter were donated by NS employees to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, an organization who has spent decades fighting hunger and changing lives through community partnerships. We hope everyone had a good time and we’ll see you next year!

Many thanks to our #Alabama division for giving back to the community of Camp Hill. Their $1000 contribution to the Town of Camp Hill Police Department will be used to update computer and two-way radio systems. Thank you to first responders everywhere who do their part to keep our communities safe.

Many thanks to our #Alabama division for giving back to the community of Camp Hill. Their $1000 contribution to the Town of Camp Hill Police Department will be used to update computer and two-way radio systems. Thank you to first responders everywhere who do their part to keep our communities safe.

Railfanning 101: teach your children about the benefits of a freight railroad and how to stay safe around trains and railroad tracks. Jim Stager and his daughter, Finley, shared their first railfanning experience today at the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, Pa. Did you ever railfan with your parents? What was your favorite location?

Railfanning 101: teach your children about the benefits of a freight railroad and how to stay safe around trains and railroad tracks. Jim Stager and his daughter, Finley, shared their first railfanning experience today at the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, Pa. Did you ever railfan with your parents? What was your favorite location?

Many thanks to the NS employees who contributed supplies to the “Back to School” supply drive. One must wonder how many times these supplies rode in a railroad car before riding in a railroaders’ car to then be contributed to this great cause. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.