NS Investment Boosts Capacity, Employment at Enola Yard

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Norfolk Southern Corporation

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:   NSC) today announced plans to
 quadruple the switching capacity of Enola Yard, near Harrisburg.  The project
 enables Norfolk Southern to streamline routings between certain origins and
 destinations, while enhancing the quality of service Norfolk Southern offers.
 Work will begin immediately and take approximately two months to complete.
 Norfolk Southern estimates that 15 new jobs will be created as a result of the
 project.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NSCLOGO )
     "This project symbolizes Norfolk Southern's aggressive pursuit of freight
 business moving between the Northeast and the South and further solidifies
 Harrisburg's position as a major freight hub for the Mid-Atlantic," said David
 Brown, general manager of Norfolk Southern's Northern Region, with
 headquarters in Harrisburg.  "Shippers should realize immediate benefits from
 the capacity increase at Enola, including improved transit times and equipment
 utilization."
     Currently, Enola Yard is able to sort 125 rail cars daily.  Following
 completion of the project, the yard will process 600 rail cars daily.  The
 project involves rehabilitating nearly 28 miles of track and replacing 10
 miles of railroad ties.  The project cost of $1.9 million is included in
 Norfolk Southern's 2001 capital improvement program.
     Enola Yard was built in 1905 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, a Conrail
 predecessor, and at one point was the largest rail freight classification yard
 in the U.S.  Traffic through the yard reached its peak in the 1940s.  Enola's
 role as a major railroad classification facility ended in 1993, when Conrail
 ceased hump operations.  Since then, Enola has been used for switching
 railroad cars for customers in the Harrisburg, Lancaster and York areas, and
 for storage.
     Since acquiring its portion of Conrail in 1999, Norfolk Southern has
 committed more than $340 million to projects throughout the Commonwealth of
 Pennsylvania, including approximately $47 million in the Harrisburg area.
     Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia-based holding company with
 headquarters in Norfolk, owns a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern
 Railway Company, which operates approximately 21,800 miles of road in 22
 states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario.
 
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SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:   NSC) today announced plans to
 quadruple the switching capacity of Enola Yard, near Harrisburg.  The project
 enables Norfolk Southern to streamline routings between certain origins and
 destinations, while enhancing the quality of service Norfolk Southern offers.
 Work will begin immediately and take approximately two months to complete.
 Norfolk Southern estimates that 15 new jobs will be created as a result of the
 project.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NSCLOGO )
     "This project symbolizes Norfolk Southern's aggressive pursuit of freight
 business moving between the Northeast and the South and further solidifies
 Harrisburg's position as a major freight hub for the Mid-Atlantic," said David
 Brown, general manager of Norfolk Southern's Northern Region, with
 headquarters in Harrisburg.  "Shippers should realize immediate benefits from
 the capacity increase at Enola, including improved transit times and equipment
 utilization."
     Currently, Enola Yard is able to sort 125 rail cars daily.  Following
 completion of the project, the yard will process 600 rail cars daily.  The
 project involves rehabilitating nearly 28 miles of track and replacing 10
 miles of railroad ties.  The project cost of $1.9 million is included in
 Norfolk Southern's 2001 capital improvement program.
     Enola Yard was built in 1905 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, a Conrail
 predecessor, and at one point was the largest rail freight classification yard
 in the U.S.  Traffic through the yard reached its peak in the 1940s.  Enola's
 role as a major railroad classification facility ended in 1993, when Conrail
 ceased hump operations.  Since then, Enola has been used for switching
 railroad cars for customers in the Harrisburg, Lancaster and York areas, and
 for storage.
     Since acquiring its portion of Conrail in 1999, Norfolk Southern has
 committed more than $340 million to projects throughout the Commonwealth of
 Pennsylvania, including approximately $47 million in the Harrisburg area.
     Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia-based holding company with
 headquarters in Norfolk, owns a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern
 Railway Company, which operates approximately 21,800 miles of road in 22
 states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario.
 
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