Norfolk Southern-Operation Lifesaver safety train promotes public safety in Delaware and Pennsylvania

 Norfolk Southern-Operation Lifesaver safety train promotes public safety in
                          Delaware and Pennsylvania

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern and Operation
Lifesaver are bringing their Whistle-Stop safety train tour to Delaware and
eastern and central Pennsylvania to stress the importance of public safety
around railroad tracks.

The Norfolk Southern Operation Lifesaver safety train aims to raise public
awareness about being safe and alert around railroad property and highway-rail
grade crossings.

The Keystone Whistle-Stop Safety Train starts in Delaware on Monday, June 23,
and by Thursday, June 26, the train will have transited through communities
such as Harrington, Dover, Newark, Pottstown, Reading, Lebanon, Harrisburg,
Lewistown, Altoona, and Latrobe.

Since January 2011, Delaware has experienced 17 train vs. vehicle incidents at
highway-rail grade crossings, and one pedestrian has been struck.

Over the same period, Pennsylvania has experienced 185 train vs. vehicle
incidents. Between January and March 2014 alone, 21 incidents have occurred,
compared with 9 during the same period in 2013. During this decade in
Pennsylvania, 108 people have died while trespassing on railroad property and
another 102 were injured.

"There is no more important time than now for public safety officials and
entire communities to learn how people can stay safe and alive around railroad
tracks and other property," said Cayela Wimberly, NS' grade crossing safety

"We need a strong partnership between the railroad companies and the
communities to keep the public safe near railroad tracks, bridges, yards, and
grade crossings," added Thomas Algatt, state coordinator for Operation
Lifesaver in Pennsylvania. "We need parents, educators, neighbors, railfans,
and friends to spread the word – stay away from tracks, stay away from trains,
stay safe, and stay alive. And we're going to talk on the Keystone
Whistle-Stop Safety Train about how you can have that conversation with the
people you care about."

The train includes two NS locomotives with the Operation Lifesaver logo
displayed on their flanks, two vintage passenger cars, the NS Exhibit Car, and
the NS Research and Test car. Passengers will include railroaders, Operation
Lifesaver representatives, public safety advocates, and news media, all of who
will observe via live video the train crew's point-of-view as the train moves
on the track and approaches grade crossings.

It's the third such trip this year for Norfolk Southern and Operation
Lifesaver on the NS network. A fourth trip is scheduled in Indiana, Illinois,
and Missouri later this summer.

Operation Lifesaver ( is a national nonprofit safety organization
whose mission is to end collisions, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail grade
crossings and along railroad rights of way.

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: Pennsylvania Operation Lifesaver contact: Thomas Algatt,
717-620-9788, (; Norfolk Southern contacts: (Media)
Dave Pidgeon, 717-541-2247 (; (Investors) Katie Cook,
757-629-2861 (
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