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Norfolk Southern opens transfer terminal in Chesapeake to serve shippers of dry and liquid bulk commodities

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Chesapeake.

Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) terminals are specialized facilities that allow customers to transfer a large array of commodities between rail cars and trucks. TBT terminals are owned by Norfolk Southern and operated by independent contractors that are industry experts in facilitating safe and efficient bulk transfer and distribution. The facilities allow customers without rail sidings to receive the benefits of rail economics and service quality.

Less than three miles from downtown Norfolk, Va., with convenient access to Interstates I-264 and I-464 at 1305 Atlantic Blvd., the Chesapeake TBT also enjoys close proximity to rail-serving yards on Norfolk Southern's high-density main line. The terminal can handle dry and liquid bulk food-grade commodities such as flour, sugar, grains, and plastic pellets, as well as aggregates, sand, and cement. It is located on 40 acres with seven acres of laydown area, with expansion capability to handle lumber, dimensional products and accommodate container stuffing. The facility features 104 car spots, a certified truck scale, and is fully paved, fenced, and lighted. The Chesapeake TBT is strategically positioned to serve Hampton Roads-served markets as well as markets overseas with its close proximity to nearby container terminals.

Norfolk Southern has a network of 32 TBT facilities in 17 states. The new Chesapeake terminal is operated under license by RSI Leasing Inc. More information on Norfolk Southern's transload network is available at www.nscorp.com/distributionservices.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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