Norfolk Southern celebrates 40th anniversary by ringing The Opening Bell at the NYSE

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) rang The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), celebrating the 40th anniversary of the historic merger of Norfolk and Western Railway and Southern Railway that created Norfolk Southern on June 1, 1982.

Joining President and CEO Alan H. Shaw and the Norfolk Southern senior executive team on the bell podium was a group of six craft railroaders from the company’s operations division, representing the men and women who move America’s economy every day.

“Forty years since the merger that created Norfolk Southern, and nearly 200 years since the founding of our first predecessor railroad in 1827, we continue to play an essential role serving our customers and powering our nation’s economy,” said Shaw. “Norfolk Southern has a rich history, a vital purpose and a bright future.”