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PC: Fw: Implementation Update, 10/9/1998

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 16:21:13 -0400
Subject: Implementation Update, 10/9/1998
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Implementation Update
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October 9, 1998
Norfolk Southern Public Relations
	Conrail freight car restenciling project under way. To minimize 
disruptions for customers and field operating personnel, NS, CSX and 
Conrail have implemented plans to restencil 12,000 of the 16,000 
freight cars allocated to New York Central Lines LLC, a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Conrail, with NYC reporting marks. The NYC reporting 
marks will be assigned to CSX effective the Closing Date. Freight cars 
allocated to Pennsylvania Lines LLC, also a wholly owned subsidiary of 
Conrail, will retain their existing marks and paint schemes. All 
reporting marks other than NYC will be assigned to NS effective the 
Closing Date.
	"Proper equipment identification is essential to a smooth and 
successful transition, as reporting marks drive several key railroad 
functions," said Osby Harvey, system manager Car Compensation, 
Equipment Marketing, Roanoke. "Car hire rate negotiations, car hire 
settlements, car distribution practices and car repair billing are all 
based on mark ownership. So, it's important that Conrail cars allocated 
for use by CSX and NS be easily recognized by field operating personnel 
as well as by internal and other industry electronic systems."
	As of this week, a total 8,636 cars were restenciled with NYC 
marks at the 26 different Conrail locations taking part in the 
restenciling effort. This represents 72 percent of the cars expected to 
be restenciled before Closing Date. Based on the current rate of 
production, Conrail expects to have a total 10,500 cars restenciled by 
year's end.  

	Altoona welcomed Norfolk Southern as its newest citizen during 
the fourth annual Railfest celebration October 3. Congressman Bud 
Shuster presented Senior Vice President Operations Jon Manetta with a 
painting of a westbound NS intermodal train on Horseshoe Curve. The 
painting, by local artist Robert L. Hunt, had been commissioned by the 
community's new Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. 
	Among those present for the ceremony were Peter Barton, museum 
executive director; Rudy Husband, museum board member and NS director 
Public Relations; Dan Mazur, NS assistant vice president Strategic 
Planning; Bill Schafer, NS director Strategic Planning; Richard 
Timmons, NS resident vice president for Pennsylvania; and Chuck 
Medovich, Conrail's general manager Manufacturing Assets. 
	"Altoona can count on Norfolk Southern to be a safe, dependable 
partner in the years ahead," Manetta told Railfest visitors. "This 
painting will serve as a reminder of our partnership and of the great 
things we will do together." 

Our Joint Heritage
	Norfolk Southern and Conrail share many historical ties, among 
them a connection to Raymond Loewy, who early in the century 
practically invented the field of industrial design and went on to 
become its most widely recognized practitioner. 
	Loewy created designs for transportation concerns, appliances, 
trademarks, packaging, retail stores and government agencies. Among his 
clients were Greyhound, Studebaker, Exxon, Lockheed, United Airlines, 
Shell Oil, Sears, Lord and Taylor, Nabisco, Kroger, Canada Dry, Ritz 
Crackers, Lucky Strike cigarettes and Pepsodent toothpaste. His designs 
have appeared on everything from  U.S.  mail  to the furnishings and 
equipment on board Air Force One and the Skylab space station, and many 
are still in use today. 
	As a boy, Loewy enjoyed sketching trains - good practice for the 
day when he would design the Class S-1, T-1 and GG-1 locomotives for 
the Pennsylvania Railroad, a Conrail predecessor. The streamlined Class 
GG-1s were particularly well-known, as they pulled passenger and 
freight trains from Washington and Harrisburg to New York via 
Philadelphia. The Broadway Limited, Senator, Federal, Morning 
Congressional and Afternoon Congressional were some of the prestigious 
trains towed by these reliable, bi-directional electric units. A 
curious trademark of the GG-1 was its horn, which some said sounded 
like those on large oceangoing vessels.   
	Impressed with the style of these locomotives, officials of the 
Norfolk and Western Railway, a Norfolk Southern predecessor, asked 
Loewy if he could improve upon their passenger station at the company's 
headquarters in Roanoke, Va.
	By 1950, Loewy and his staff had given the 1905-vintage station a 
complete make-over in a cosmopolitan style that bespoke modernity and 
efficiency. Highlights included a walnut ticket desk, a deep-red map of 
the U.S. with gilded N&W routes, marble edging around doors, and what 
was probably Roanoke's first escalator, which reversed directions 
depending on whether passengers were arriving or departing.
	Today the historic passenger station is owned by a foundation 
working to preserve its architectural heritage. Ironically, just down 
the street, visitors can find one of Loewy's famous Pennsylvania 
locomotives, a GG-1 preserved for visitors of the Virginia Museum of 

Norfolk Southern Corporation

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