Norfolk Southern announces 2014 schedule of 21st Century Steam excursions

  Norfolk Southern announces 2014 schedule of 21st Century Steam excursions

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., April 4, 2014

NORFOLK, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new season of "21^st Century
Steam" train excursions has launched, with Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:
NSC)and partners Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Fort Wayne Railroad
Historical Society scheduling 18 excursions in seven states from April through

Tickets for the trains listed below are available through the websites of TVRM
( and FWRHS ( Some trains are
Norfolk Southern employee specials as noted on the schedule and are not
available to the general public. All excursions are round trip.

Here is the schedule through July 13.

Date/Train Name/Other info Origin – Turn Point/Destination Locomotive Operator
April 5 Radford Rambler    Bristol – Radford, Va.          SOU 630    TVRM
April 6 Lonesome Pine     Bristol – Bulls Gap, TN         SOU 630    TVRM
April 12, 13, & 19
                           Grundy, Va. – Devon, W.Va.      SOU 630    TVRM
The Tri-County Mountaineer
May 3 & 4

The Commodore Vanderbilt   Elkhart, Ind. – Bryan, Ohio     NKP 765    FWRHS

Norfolk Southern Employee
May 10 & 11

The Nickel Plate Limited   Chicago, Ill. – Argos, Ind.     NKP 765    FWRHS

Norfolk Southern Employee
May 17 & 18 The New Royal  Cincinnati, Ohio – Danville,    SOU 630    TVRM
Palm                       Ky.
May 31 & June 1 Lexington Lexington, Ky. – Oneida, Tenn.  SOU 630    TVRM
June 7 Steam Anniversary   Chattanooga, Tenn. – Oneida,    SOU 630    TVRM
Special                    Tenn.
July 5 & 6

The Mercury Express        Detroit, Mich. – Toledo, Ohio   NKP 765    FWRHS

Norfolk Southern Employee
July 12 & 13 Detroit Arrow Detroit, Mich. – Fort Wayne,
                           Ind.                            NKP 765    FWRHS
Tickets available April 16

Southern Railway No. 630 was built in 1904 by American Locomotive Company at
Richmond, Va., and has been a mainstay of 21^st Century Steam excursions after
having been rebuilt in TVRM's Chattanooga shops. Nickel Plate Road No. 765 was
built in 1944 by Lima Locomotive Works at Lima, Ohio, and is familiar to many
railroaders, having been in excursion service on and off since 1979.

On June 7, TVRM will operate the Steam Anniversary Special in recognition of
the 50^th anniversary of the 1964 train from Stearns, Ky., to Chattanooga that
led to Southern Railway's launch of a steam excursion program the same year.
The June 6, 1964, train was powered by Southern Railway Locomotive 4501, which
now is being rebuilt at TVRM's Chattanooga shops. Southern's excursion program
operated from 1964 to 1994. In 2010, Norfolk Southern and TVRM announced plans
to launch "21^st Century Steam" to highlight milestones in rail history and
provide opportunities for audiences to learn about today's safe and
service-oriented freight railroads. The inaugural excursions took place during
Labor Day weekend 2011, powered by the 630.

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: Norfolk Southern contacts: (Media) Rick Harris, 404-529-2310
(, (Investors) Michael Hostutler, 757-629-2861
(, TVRM contact: Steve Freer, 423-331-4501
(, FWRHS contact: Kelly Lynch, 260-493-2766
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