Norfolk Southern unveils new locomotive in celebration of GoRail's tenth anniversary

   Norfolk Southern unveils new locomotive in celebration of GoRail's tenth

Unique commemorative locomotive joins Norfolk Southern's fleet

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., March 12, 2014

NORFOLK, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoRail and Norfolk Southern
(NYSE: NSC) announced the unveiling of its one-of-a-kind GoRail locomotive
today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of GoRail, a non-profit grassroots
organization dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of moving
more freight by rail. Founded in 2004, GoRail mobilizes support for policies
that would lead to more freight moving by rail and opposition to policies that
would limit the freight railroads' ability to meet growing freight demand. The
GoRail locomotive will enter into regular freight service on Norfolk
Southern's system.

NS Locomotive 6963 rolls out of Norfolk Southern's Altoona paint shop sporting
a unique livery that commemorates the 10th anniversary of GoRail, a non-profit
organization dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of moving
more freight by rail.

"We are honored that Norfolk Southern has commissioned this special GoRail
locomotive and are excited for its debut," said GoRail President Russell
McGurk. "We believe it will help GoRail spread awareness about the many public
benefits of rail, including more jobs, improved safety, less pollution and
less energy consumption. When the public understands that America's privately
owned freight railroads invest billions of dollars each year in the nation's
rail network, so taxpayers don't have to, they are eager to get behind
pro-rail policies."

The SD60E model features a paint scheme combining the infinity lines of the
Norfolk Southern livery with the tracks of the GoRail logo. The lines end in
an arrow to depict movement, and the GoRail colors carry through the modified
speed lines to show the unity of GoRail and Norfolk Southern, creating the
look of land as seen from above and signifying freight movement. The GoRail
locomotive joins Norfolk Southern's 30th anniversary fleet of 20
non-traditional locomotives painted in the schemes of key predecessor railroad
companies and the veterans' locomotive painted to honor those who have served
in the military and reserves. The GoRail locomotive was painted in Altoona,
involving 14 Norfolk Southern employees using 60 gallons of primer and paint
over a 40-hour period.

"Our industry has a great story to tell, and GoRail does an excellent job of
educating the public about the benefits and strengths of the American freight
rail system and the continuing high levels of freight rail investment to drive
safety, service and growth," said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. "We are
pleased to help promote GoRail and their pro-rail mission."

The unveiling of the GoRail locomotive (No. 6963) will take place at a
reception on Wednesday, March 12 at Union Station in Washington, D.C., the
evening preceding Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. Photos will then be posted to
the GoRail and Norfolk Southern social media accounts.

GoRail is a national non-profit grassroots organization founded in 2004 with
the support of the nation's freight railroads and rail supply companies.
GoRail unites rail stakeholders with community leaders and the public to
support rail solutions for tomorrow's transportation challenges.

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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Contact: GoRail Contact: Curtis Sloan, 703-519-4740,;
Norfolk Southern Contacts: Robin Chapman, 757-629-2713,
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