Norfolk Southern celebrates Amtrak's seventh annual National Train Day in St.
NORFOLK, Va., May 9, 2014
NORFOLK, Va., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern will join more than
200 communities across the country during Amtrak's seventh annual National
Train Day to celebrate why "trains matter" to our economy.
On May 10, a variety of local train stations, railroad museums, and other
venues will host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present, and
future of trains and travel. Norfolk Southern's newly renovated Exhibit Car
and an Operation Lifesaver engine will be on display at Union Station in St.
Louis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Norfolk Southern and
Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to discuss the equipment and talk about
modern freight-rail operations.
"National Train Day in St. Louis is a great opportunity for the local
community to connect with our industry and see how it impacts their daily
lives," said Darrell Wilson, NS' assistant vice president government
Norfolk Southern's Exhibit Car illustrates how people and technology support
the company's vision to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful
transportation company in the world. A restored passenger coach, the Exhibit
Car has been in operation since 1971. The car houses interactive exhibits
about the history and operations of the Norfolk Southern system.
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit organization started in 1972 that provides
free educational programs across the U.S. to prevent collisions, injuries, and
fatalities along railroad tracks and grade crossings. Norfolk Southern works
together with Operation Lifesaver to promote highway-rail and pedestrian
safety along NS rail routes.
In addition to the St. Louis celebration, Norfolk Southern will host a booth
at Union Station in Washington, D.C., and display a locomotive at Union
Station in Chicago.
Norfolk Southern's freight traffic operates daily on St. Louis lines. During
2013, NS handled 313,678 containers and 95,471 carloads of freight through
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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