New Knoxville bulk transfer terminal extends reach of Norfolk Southern's rail network for shippers of aggregates and bulk

New Knoxville bulk transfer terminal extends reach of Norfolk Southern's rail
           network for shippers of aggregates and bulk commodities

PR Newswire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC)
opened its new $5.9 million Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal today in
Knoxville.

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminals are specialized facilities that
allow customers to transfer a large array of commodities between rail cars and
trucks. The facilities allow customers without rail sidings to receive the
benefits of rail economics and service quality.

The new terminal is located adjacent to I-275 and fewer than two miles from
I-40 and I-75 at 849 Tennessee Ave., in Knoxville, adjacent to Norfolk
Southern's rail yard. The facility can handle dry and liquid bulk commodities
such as flour, corn starch, and corn syrup, as well as aggregates such as sand
and cement. It features 48 car spots, all in containment, a certified truck
scale, and is fully paved, fenced, and lighted.

"The Knoxville TBT is well-positioned to reach local markets as well as extend
the reach of our TBT facility network even more effectively to serve markets
such as Kingsport, Loudon, and Morristown in East Tennessee as well as Western
North Carolina and Southwest Virginia," NS Group Vice President Scott McGregor
told a group of city officials, customers, and guests gathered for the opening
of the terminal.

Among those attending today's event were Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Edwards.

"I want to thank Norfolk Southern for their continued support of the Knoxville
community," Edwards said. "This new bulk transfer facility will help in our
industrial recruitment efforts to sell the region to companies that are
interested in shipping raw materials via rail."

Norfolk Southern has a network of 31 TBT facilities in 17 states, which are
operated by independent contractors who are industry experts in facilitating
safe and efficient bulk transfer and distribution. The new Knoxville terminal
is operated by RSI Leasing Inc. More information on Norfolk Southern's
transload network is available at Norfolk Southern Distribution Services.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 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, automotive, and industrial products.

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SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation

Website: http://www.nscorp.com
Contact: Norfolk Southern contacts: Customers: Mike Moen, 757-823-5442,
mike.moen@nscorp.com; Media: Susan Terpay, 757-823-5204,
susan.terpay@nscorp.com; Investors: Michael Hostutler, 757-629-2861,
michael.hostutler@nscorp.com; RSI Logistics contact: Kelley Minnehan, RSI Vice
President, 517-908-3647, Kminnehan@rsilogstics.com
 
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