Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car Visiting 18 Communities

NORFOLK, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Exhibit Car will tour the company’s rail network from New York to Georgia in 2005, making stops in 18 communities where it will be open to the public.

The car’s 10-state May-December itinerary will include a special five-city whistle-stop train operated by Norfolk Southern to promote safe transportation of hazardous materials.

The Exhibit Car is a rebuilt passenger rail car with interactive displays highlighting Norfolk Southern’s transportation network. Among the displays, guests can take the engineer’s seat of a locomotive simulator and operate throttle, brake and horn. Some 1.5 million people in more than 360 communities have viewed the traveling showcase since 1971.

Here is the 2005 Exhibit Car tour schedule.
* May 21, 22 – Altoona, Pa., Railroaders Memorial Museum
* May 28 – Shenandoah, Va., Memorial Day Festival and Parade
* June 3, 4 – Williamson, W.Va., Railfest
* June 11, 12 – Orrville, Ohio, Depot Days
* June 25, 26 – Roanoke, Va., N&W Passenger Station 100th Anniversary
* July 1-18 – Scranton, Pa., Steamtown National Historic Site 10th
Anniversary
* July 29-31 – Rural Retreat, Va., Heritage Celebration
* Aug. 5-7 – Pulaski, Va., Transportation Day
* Aug. 19-21 – Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina Railroad Co.
“Freight is Great” event
* Sept. 10-16 – TRANSCAER Whistle-Stop Tour: Buffalo, N.Y.;
Binghamton, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Allentown, Pa.; Hagerstown, Md.
* Oct. 1, 2 – Andersonville, Ga., Historic Fair
* Nov. 5 – Meridian, Miss., Railfest
* Nov. 9-20 – Duluth, Ga., Southeastern Railway Museum
* Dec. 2-4 – Strasburg, Pa., Thomas the Tank Engine at Strasburg Railroad

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,300 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of automotive parts and finished vehicles.

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