Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 300 and a 2017 Forbes America's Best Employers Top 100 Company.
Its main subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway, transports freight over an asset network consisting 4,000 locomotives, 69,000 rail cars, and track miles in 22 states in the Eastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern US and in Canada (Ontario and Quebec). The rail system is made up of more than 14,700 route miles owned by Norfolk Southern and nearly 4,700 route miles of trackage rights, which allows NS to use tracks owned by other railroads.
Norfolk Southern transports coal and general merchandise, including; automotive products, chemicals, metals, agriculture and forest products. NS offers an extensive intermodal (freight transportation by a combination of train and truck) network and is strategically located at all major eastern US river, Atlantic, and Gulf ports.
NS serves domestic and international customers.
As a leading transportation provider, Norfolk Southern international trade with service to every major Eastern seaport, 10 river ports, and nine lake ports, and operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East.
NS leads the way.
NS' board of directors and executive management team lead one of the nation’s top transportation companies. NS invests in projects to expand the rail network, increase freight capacity, and improve efficiency for customers. These projects create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making green shipping a reality.
Vision and values define NS.
NS' vision is to "be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world." NS is committed to providing an injury-free work environment, delivering customers’ products efficiently and reliably, and being a good corporate citizen.
NS subsidiaries deliver for customers.
Several subsidiaries help extend Thoroughbred service. Whether its assistance with transload services, fiber optics installation, extra cushioning for a shipment, or any special shipping need, NS has solutions. – less