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Norfolk Southern engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. In addition, the Company is involved in the operation of scheduled passenger trains; leasing or sale of rail property and equipment; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals, as well as the transport of automotive and industrial products.
HQNorfolk, US
Employee Ratings2.8

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)26,662(-1%)
Job Openings54
Revenue (FY, 2018)$11.5 B(+9%)
Share Price (Nov 2019)$193.4 (+2%)

Key People/Management at Norfolk Southern

James Squires

James Squires

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
John Scheib

John Scheib

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Alan Shaw

Alan Shaw

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ann Adams

Ann Adams

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

Senior Vice President Operations and Mechanical
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Norfolk Southern Office Locations

Norfolk Southern has an office in Norfolk
Norfolk, US (HQ)
3 Commercial Pl
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Norfolk Southern Financials and Metrics

Norfolk Southern Revenue

Norfolk Southern's revenue was reported to be $11.46 b in FY, 2018

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Norfolk Southern's current market capitalization is $49.8 b.
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Norfolk Southern Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Carloads / Units

7.67 m1.80 m1.94 m1.94 m7.48 m1.76 m1.80 m1.86 m7.26 m1.85 m1.91 m

Miles of Track Operated

35.91 k36.22 k35.62 k

Revenue per Carload / Unit

$1.52 k$1.43 k$1.40 k$1.40 k$1.41 k$1.38 k$1.36 k$1.36 k$1.36 k$1.39 k$1.38 k

Vehicle Fleet

3.81 k3.83 k3.84 k
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Norfolk Southern News and Updates

Pfizer, Norfolk Southern And Three Other Stocks With Fat Profit Margins

Profits can be reinvested in the business, used to pay dividends, or used to buy back stock.

Norfolk Southern successfully rolls out TOP21 precision scheduled railroading operating plan

NORFOLK, Va., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As America was celebrating its independence, the Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) team was working around the clock to ensure a smooth transition to the railroad's new TOP21 operating plan, which was rolled out during the first week of July. Their...

Norfolk Southern to hold second-quarter 2019 earnings conference call July 24

NORFOLK, Va., July 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) will announce its second-quarter financial results during a conference call and live internet webcast at 8:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Quarterly earnings results will be released after 8 a.m....

Norfolk Southern Foundation donates $40,000 to support emergency response efforts after mass shooting Friday in Virginia Beach

NORFOLK, Va., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $40,000 to support the emergency response efforts of the American Red Cross and local first responders after the mass shooting Friday in Virginia Beach. The Foundation, Norfolk Southern's charitable...

Norfolk Southern recognizes 58 chemical customers for shipping safely by rail

NORFOLK, Va., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern has awarded 58 chemical customers its 2018 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award, a long-standing initiative to promote safe rail-shipping practices in communities the railroad serves. During 2018, these award winners, including...

Norfolk Southern 'Reimagines Possible' with new strategic plan to drive service, efficiencies, growth, and value, CEO tells shareholders

ATLANTA, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) in 2019 is reimagining possible in all aspects of its business to serve customers better, operate more efficiently, drive growth, and create shareholder value, CEO James A. Squires said today in remarks at the company's...
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Norfolk Southern Blogs

Norfolk Southern to present at Stephens Nashville Investment Conference

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw will make a presentation at the Stephens Nashville Investment Conference, Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. CST

Norfolk Southern reports third-quarter 2019 results

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today reported third-quarter financial results.

Norfolk Southern’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights initiatives that benefit the environment, commerce, and people

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has released its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report, highlighting initiatives that support a cleaner environment, promote economic growth and jobs, foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, and build stronger communities.

Norfolk Southern to hold third-quarter 2019 earnings conference call October 23

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) will announce its third-quarter financial results during a conference call and live internet webcast at 8:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

Claude Mongeau elected to Norfolk Southern board of directors

Claude Mongeau has been elected a director of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) effective Sept. 23, Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires announced today.

Norfolk Southern announces CFO transition: Mark George named chief financial officer; Cindy Earhart to retire

Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) announced today that Mark George has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1. Mr. George succeeds Cynthia “Cindy” Earhart, who will retire from the company on Nov. 1.
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Norfolk Southern Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Norfolk Southern founded?

    Norfolk Southern was founded in 1826.

  • Who are Norfolk Southern key executives?

    Norfolk Southern's key executives are James Squires, John Scheib and Alan Shaw.

  • How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

    Norfolk Southern has 26,662 employees.

  • What is Norfolk Southern revenue?

    Latest Norfolk Southern annual revenue is $11.5 b.

  • What is Norfolk Southern revenue per employee?

    Latest Norfolk Southern revenue per employee is $429.8 k.

  • Who are Norfolk Southern competitors?

    Competitors of Norfolk Southern include Canadian National Railway, KiwiRail and Amtrak.

  • Where is Norfolk Southern headquarters?

    Norfolk Southern headquarters is located at 3 Commercial Pl, Norfolk.

  • Where are Norfolk Southern offices?

    Norfolk Southern has an office in Norfolk.

  • How many offices does Norfolk Southern have?

    Norfolk Southern has 1 office.