As the right hand to division superintendents, Norfolk Southern's assistant division superintendents help oversee everything from daily operations and discipline to culture change. They are expected to remain uncompromising yet flexible, forthright yet tactful, firm yet compassionate. Tough job? You bet.
A ringing telephone at 1, 2, or 3 in the morning might bring news of a derailment, mainline blockage, injury, or some other issue affecting train movement. Mike Giles, assistant superintendent of the Piedmont Division, springs into action.
Roanoke Locomotive Shop is experiencing what shop manager Chuck Sloan describes as a resurgence. Shop employees have taken on an important role in NS’ growing locomotive rebuild program, and they are developing capabilities unique within the industry.
A black-and-white photograph in the Norfolk Southern archives captures the proud moment of a Norfolk and Western railroader receiving his 50-year service pin. The pin was recently donated to the NS archives.