Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) tells the story of a record-setting year through the lens of a single day in its 2007 Annual Report, posted today on the company’s Web site.
The report, titled “Thoroughbred 24/7,” features photographs from throughout the transportation network on Oct. 23, 2007, a day on which the railroad moved tons of commodities without a single reportable employee injury.
For the 18th consecutive year, Norfolk Southern earned the top industry award for workplace safety. Railway operating revenues, income from railway operations, and diluted earnings per share all set records.
In his letter to stockholders, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman said, “2007 was, in my opinion, a watershed year for us in that it answered the question of how real and long-lasting our improved performance would be in the face of an economic downturn. The answer was a strong affirmation that our prospects remain very bright.”
Moorman said, ‘”This annual report shows just a small part of what goes on across Norfolk Southern on any given day. It illustrates the breadth and complexity of our business, and the skills and dedication of Norfolk Southern people as they go about their work of providing transportation service to our nation’s businesses and industries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Norfolk Southern’s annual report and Form 10-K are posted on the company’s Web site at www.nscorp.com, and some 212,000 paper copies are distributed to stockholders, the financial community, news media, and libraries. The report is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which promotes environmentally responsible printing standards. To request a copy, call 800-531-6757, e-mail email@example.com, or write to Norfolk Southern Corp., Corporate Communications Department, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, Va. 23510-9217.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.