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Norfolk Southern's 3Q profit rose 2 pct on cost controls

Norfolk Southern Corp. says its third-quarter profits improved 2 percent because it cut costs enough to offset a 4 percent decline in railroad freight volume. 391 more words


2 dead, 3 hurt after workplace shooting in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Roanoke, police said. 702 more words


The Very Late Running Season

It is August 2014 and Amtrak is in the midst of a nightmare summer on Norfolk Southern. It was routine then for the Capitol Limited… 145 more words


Here is to the Unheralded Ballast Cleaner

The ballast that supports the ties and rails may not get “dirty” in a traditional sense, but it does need to be cleaned.

The equipment used to clean ballast isn’t photographed often, but it is interesting in its own right. 29 more words

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Along the NS Mainline near Motor Yard

Here are a few images of interest of Norfolk Southern action on the Cleveland Line near Motor Yard in Macedonia.

In the top image, the NS “Go Rail” locomotive leads a manifest freight in the vicinity of  the yard. 34 more words

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N&W 611 To Return to Roanoke on Oct. 24

Norfolk & Western No. 611 will return to Roanoke, Virginia, this month during a welcome back event at the Virginia Transportation Museum.

The J-Class 4-8-4 has been at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. 82 more words

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Getting Lucky in Graytown

One in a periodic series of images I made last summer.

I had never been to Graytown until last July. I knew of it because Marty Surdyk has photographed there a few times. 138 more words

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