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On January 1, 1974 the Southern had acquired the original Norfolk Southern Railway, a 623-mile historic system which stretched from Norfolk, Virginia to Charlotte, North Carolina with other lines snaking throughout the Tarheel State's eastern region.What is the Norfolk Southern track geometry system?
Combining ingenuity and innovation, Norfolk Southern is the first North American freight railroad to develop and deploy an autonomous track geometry measurement system that is mounted on a locomotive. VISIT NSRAILTECH.COM TO LEARN MOREWhy did the Norfolk Southern Railroad change its name?
In 1883 it changed its name to the Norfolk Southern Railroad to better reflect its operating territory. The connection at Edenton enabled car ferry operations across the sound at Mackey's Ferry where interchange was made with a narrow-gauge (3-foot) line.What kind of locomotives did Norfolk Southern have?
Steam Locomotive Roster The NS only operated a small contingent of steam locomotives, mostly 4-6-0 Ten-wheelers and 2-8-0 Consolidations; it also rostered a small fleet of 2-8-4 Berkshires. Norfolk Southern offered a nod to its heritage by painting ES44AC #8114 in the original NS colors. It is seen here in the summer of 2012.