Corporate Overview

About Norfolk Southern

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that power the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network across 19,000 route miles and has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern United States. Norfolk Southern serves a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes.

Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of annual carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads each year, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Learn more about transporting your company’s goods with Norfolk Southern, and calculate how you can decarbonize your supply chain through freight rail.

Economic Impact

Norfolk Southern connects local markets to the world’s supply chain, and points in between. The company 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 and bringing Norfolk Southern closer to its emissions reduction goals. Download Norfolk Southern’s national fact sheet below for more information on the company’s economic impact.

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Oversight and Governance

Norfolk Southern’s Board of Directors and corporate leadership team lead one of the nation’s top transportation companies.

Norfolk Southern Board of Directors

Norfolk Southern Corporate Officers

Vision and Values

Norfolk Southern’s vision is to be the safest, most customer-centric, and most successful transportation company in the world. The company values are to: Build Connections; Find a Better Way; Do What’s Right; and Get it Done. 

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Several subsidiaries help Norfolk Southern’s customers achieve their freight transportation goals. Whether its assistance with transload services, fiber optics installation, extra cushioning for a shipment, or any special shipping need, Norfolk Southern has several service solutions.

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Additional Information