Norfolk Southern's Exhibit Car tour celebrates corporate heritage and community involvement

    Norfolk Southern's Exhibit Car tour celebrates corporate heritage and
                            community involvement

1926 Pullman car makes appearances in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 9, 2013

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car
will launch a five-state public tour this fall, educating and entertaining
audiences of all ages.

The Exhibit Car is a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car that was converted to
a mobile museum in 1971. In its 41 years of service as a display car, more
than 1.5 million people have viewed it in hundreds of cities across NS'
railway system.

The car's first appearance this year was in Washington, D.C., on May 11 for
National Train Day. The car will tour through December on the following
schedule, with all events open to the public:

  oSept. 1-2: Scranton, Pa., Steamtown National Historic Site
  oSept. 7-8: Chattanooga, Tenn., Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
  oSept. 21-22: Old Fort, N.C., Railroad Festival Day
  oSept. 28-29: Inman, S.C., Railroad Day
  oNov. 8-29: Roanoke, Va., Virginia Museum of Transportation

As NS celebrated its 30^th anniversary last year, the company introduced 20
locomotives painted in the color schemes of some of its most prominent
predecessor companies. Among new features added to the Exhibit Car in 2012
were models of all heritage locomotives – a collection completed this year
with addition of the Veterans locomotive model – and digital images of the
actual locomotives. Guests can view historical information about each railroad
and watch a new video that demonstrates how a locomotive is painted.

The Exhibit Car also features images and information about Norfolk Southern's
employee volunteer program and its sustainability and safety initiatives.
"Explore the Line" highlights how NS benefits local communities and creates
jobs, and "Protect the Line" invites guests to help keep the rails safe.

Everyone's favorite display – the locomotive simulator, complete with
throttle, brake, and horn – puts guests in control of a virtual freight train.
A new game, "Load the Line," challenges players to match freight products with
the correct type of rail car in a race against time. Guests can snap several
quick photos against a train backdrop in a photo booth, which later sends the
photos via email. Visitors are able to comment about their favorite display in
an electronic guestbook.

Norfolk Southern provides the Exhibit Car at no cost for community events
throughout its service territory. To request the car for 2014, click here.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway 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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