Norfolk Southern Railway

NS 8899

According to Wikipedia: The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. The current system was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, a holding company, and on December 31, 1990, the Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, and control of the Norfolk and Western Railway was transferred from the holding company to the Norfolk Southern Railway. In 1999, the system grew substantially with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Norfolk Southern Railway

Locomotives

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NS 8899 GE Dash 9-40CW

Binghamton Coal Train
NS Dash 9-40CW 8899 leading a coal train near Bevier St Yard in Binghamton, New York, at 3:12 p.m. on June 24, 2010.

NS 8899 GE Dash 9-40CW

Driftwood Coal Train
NS 9374 and 8973 lead a 631 North train, a Buffalo Line coal train, heading for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming Inc.) at Driftwood, PA. at 10:52 on October 5, 2011.

NS 9377 GE Dash 9-40CW

Portage River Bridge
NS 9377, 9239, 9023. are on the Portage River bridge in Letchworth Park, NY at 4:55 p.m. on July 24, 2012. 9377, 9239, 9023. are on the Portage River bridge in Letchworth Park, NY on July 24, 2012 shot from south (east) side. Marginal light.
On November 29, 2011, Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) announced plans to demolish the Portage River bridge and build a new one away from Letchworth Park. NS had offered the bridge to the State of New York, but the State declined it.

NS 9834 GE Dash 9-40CW

Catfish in Santa Clara
At noon on Feb. 8, 2011 Amtrak Number 11 goes past the Santa Clara, California Caltrain station with Norfolk Southern 9834 a GE Dash 9-40CW on the point. I had this film processed at a local lab that I think pushed their chemicals a bit too much. I could not correct the funky colors, so my favorite is the black and white.

Miscellaneous

Mileposts

JC 415
In Fireman's Park, Depew NY on the NS Southern Tier Line is the JC 415 Milepost. Right next to it is the new NS milepost. According to Otto Vondrak, "Measuring back to the old Erie Railroad terminal in Jersey City, NJ!" Taken July 24, 2012.

Related Links

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New York and More, 2010 Vol 1 on Facebook
These are from my trip to western New York and elsewhere chasing trains and being a tourist.
Norfolk Southern Roster
A roster of locomotives owned by the Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk and Western
My pages on the Norfolk Southern's Predecessor road, Norfolk and Western.

Special Thanks

All the great folks who helped me out with information for these Web pages!

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